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Founded Sep 2014

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Members (1188)

 


About this hive

A place to share resources and make connections, to get feedback and find inspiration for freelance writers of all kinds everywhere. Let's expand our reach and help one another.

 

 

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Hive Leaders

Amanda Monell

Newbie Freelancer

Hi everyone, I've been freelancing for almost a year. I've been using Elance and Odesk primarily, and I just started using Guru. Are there any ...

5 more comments
  • Carmel Ferrer

    There's always that risk, but look at the flip side: How does it benefit you ...

  • Katie O'Hara

    I'm just going to leave this here: http://www.makealivingwriting.com/ Tons of info there, Amanda, that should ...

Kathy Ide

21 Days of Christmas

The second book in my Fiction Lover's Devotional series released this week. It's a beautiful hardcover gift book, a collection of short fictional stories followed ...

The Fiction Lover's Devotional Series

Don't you just love reading fictional stories about characters you can relate to, who experience ...

http://www.FictionDevo.com/

Lorraine Corrente

I was just down-sized from corporate American and I am beginning to think that the universe is trying to tell me something. I have been ...

9 more comments
  • David Lawrence

    Perhaps you could edit out specific corporate references from your work and post that. Call ...

  • Maureen Pierce

    The Editorial Freelancers Association posts much better projects than Elance, but you have to pay ...

Randy Hanskat

Hi Everyone, I've been an advertising copywriter for the past 25 years at agencies and the last 17 as the senior writer at a university. ...

Randy Hanskat, Copywriter / Word Boy in Park City, UT

A copywriter for 25 years, I've written on accounts far and wide - from snowcats ...

http://www.coroflot.com/Hanskat/

Lorraine Corrente

I've seen some info on "freelance buddies", but what I think I need is a "freelance mentor".

Sarah Gundle

Hi everybody! I'm a newbie to the freelance game and much to my delight I have a client interested in working with me. He gave ...

4 more comments
  • Sarah Gundle

    Sorry for the seriously delayed response! I followed everybody's advice and followed up and we've ...

  • Barb Manning

    Hope it works out for you. Good luck with it.

Journolancing .org

Freelance Journalists: Please Take our Survey!

Last chance to take our survey on what it's like to be a freelance journalist. The survey is closing on August 31st. We are giving ...

Amanda Sendroy

Hi, all. I'm a newbie freelance writer (have been a medical copyeditor for years) and have done some unpaid articles for Lifehack to get clips. ...

3 more comments
  • Amanda Sendroy

    Thanks, all. I've made the decision by default; I can't even force myself to start ...

  • Amanda Sendroy

    Ok, I have another question. I passed on that offer, flubbed (I think) another offer ...

Jenna Grzeslo

I am a graduate student interested in labor issues as well as societal changes due to technological innovation. I am conducting a study on the ...

https://pennstate.qualtrics.com/...

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  • Peter Erikson

    I responded the other day with quite a dismal picture of what's going on in ...

  • Ruth Feiertag

    Peter, You know, I think a lot of the positive aspects of your life came ...

Natalie Mintz

I have been a freelance technical copy editor for about eight years. I've done a couple of random fiction edits now and would like to ...

1 more comment
  • Natalie Mintz

    Thanks! I've been putting myself out there, and I actually had a short proofreading job ...

  • Ruth Feiertag

    Congratulations, Natalie! Let us know how you come along and if you find any strategies ...

James Smith

Intro.

Hi, I'm not a freelance writer, but I have a passion for writing. I also enjoy the writer's magazines. I joined this hive to learn ...

Kellye Norris

I've been freelancing since 2003, and for the first time ever, I had a project cancelled out of the blue yesterday. No notice at all; ...

5 more comments
  • Margaret J Langstaff

    To protect myself financially from these out of the blue cancellations, from day one I ...

  • Laura Allen

    I learned in the school of hard knocks: Always require a 50% non-refundable deposit. Don't ...

Kine Fall

Greetings Everyone! I am just starting out as a freelance writer and hoping to get some tips and maybe prompts or resources for setting up ...

7 more comments
  • Ruth Feiertag

    Kine, I skimmed your websites a bit; they look really interesting. Will you tell us ...

  • Kine Fall

    Warm Greetings Ruth, Yes I can elaborate on Collectivus.org. It is a site I created ...

Molly English-Bowers

I'm confused, and I hope someone has the answer. About a month ago I was urged to close my elance account and move my profile, ...

Comments
  • Barb Manning

    Elance is closing, but you don't need to close your account. I have an account ...

  • Rebecca L Baisch

    There are multiple instructions available through the Water Cooler pertaining to the switch. Elance is ...

shana sobel

Hi All, I'm struggling with how to handle a client who hasn't paid me in almost 8 weeks. My creative director, who hired me, keeps ...

Comments
  • Amy Livingston

    Here's my question: why do you need them if they don't pay? It seems to ...

Kellye Norris

Me again ... I seem to be sucking up all the Hive time lately ... I need a freelance buddy (or two). Someone who I ...

Comments
  • Ruth Feiertag

    Kellye, I sent you an message with my contact information. I know what you mean ...

Samantha Jayne Williams

Help! How to charge for commercial copywriting...

Hi there, I'm a theatremaker with a background in art criticism, with clips in leading specialist and mainstream press internationally. Before that, I worked in ...

5 more comments
  • Allison Goldstein

    Another quick thought: you can set up benchmarks as you write the copy (when you ...

  • Samantha Jayne Williams

    That's a handy tip, thanks Allison G. What about completion fees? In other contexts I've ...

Mark Loyd

Hello everyone - I am a high school English teacher interested in freelancing on the side (for now) with the hope of being able to ...

1 more comment
  • Ron Elsdon

    Dear Mark: You might find my recent book "How to Build a Nontraditional Career Path: ...

  • Kim Haynes

    Hi Mark, I'm not sure exactly what type of writing you're interested in, but you ...

Kellye Norris

I've had a bad few weeks. In early June, a major project I was working on was cancelled with no notice. I got what I ...

3 more comments
  • Rose de Fremery

    These are great suggestions. I've had a somewhat similar month as well, Kellye, so you're ...

  • Steven Rose, Jr.

    Similar situations have happened to me dozens of times. When it's to the point of ...

Molly English-Bowers

I began my career 30 years ago as a freelancer. Even when I worked full-time, I still did some freelance. Now I have been laid ...

5 more comments
  • Lorraine Corrente

    Hi Molly -- thanks for your reply. I live in New York on Long Island. ...

  • Molly English-Bowers

    Ah, yes. Having bills to pay forces your hand.

Amanda Monell

Newbie Freelancer

Hi everyone, I've been freelancing for almost a year. I've been using Elance and Odesk primarily, and I just started using Guru. Are there any ...

5 more comments
  • Carmel Ferrer

    There's always that risk, but look at the flip side: How does it benefit you ...

  • Katie O'Hara

    I'm just going to leave this here: http://www.makealivingwriting.com/ Tons of info there, Amanda, that should ...

Kathy Ide

21 Days of Christmas

The second book in my Fiction Lover's Devotional series released this week. It's a beautiful hardcover gift book, a collection of short fictional stories followed ...

The Fiction Lover's Devotional Series

Don't you just love reading fictional stories about characters you can relate to, who experience ...

http://www.FictionDevo.com/

Sarah Gundle

Hi everybody! I'm a newbie to the freelance game and much to my delight I have a client interested in working with me. He gave ...

4 more comments
  • Sarah Gundle

    Sorry for the seriously delayed response! I followed everybody's advice and followed up and we've ...

  • Barb Manning

    Hope it works out for you. Good luck with it.

Journolancing .org

Freelance Journalists: Please Take our Survey!

Last chance to take our survey on what it's like to be a freelance journalist. The survey is closing on August 31st. We are giving ...

James Smith

Intro.

Hi, I'm not a freelance writer, but I have a passion for writing. I also enjoy the writer's magazines. I joined this hive to learn ...

Kellye Norris

I've been freelancing since 2003, and for the first time ever, I had a project cancelled out of the blue yesterday. No notice at all; ...

5 more comments
  • Margaret J Langstaff

    To protect myself financially from these out of the blue cancellations, from day one I ...

  • Laura Allen

    I learned in the school of hard knocks: Always require a 50% non-refundable deposit. Don't ...

Samantha Jayne Williams

Help! How to charge for commercial copywriting...

Hi there, I'm a theatremaker with a background in art criticism, with clips in leading specialist and mainstream press internationally. Before that, I worked in ...

5 more comments
  • Allison Goldstein

    Another quick thought: you can set up benchmarks as you write the copy (when you ...

  • Samantha Jayne Williams

    That's a handy tip, thanks Allison G. What about completion fees? In other contexts I've ...