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A HIVE

 

Founded Sep 2014

Conversations (241)
Members (1186)

 


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

Susanne  Ramirez de Arellano

Hello all! Words, Stories and all things Hispanic. I am a journalist, experienced media professional and an ex News Director who has expanded into other ...

Cheryl Rushing

Hi all. I'm just getting started in freelancing as a copywriter. I've been selected to do a project with a web designer that starts in ...

Comments
  • Ruth Feiertag

    Cheryl, That doesn't sound on the up and up to me. It seems as if ...

  • Donyae Coles

    I made the choice today to never again do unpaid sample pieces. My time is ...

Debra Gordon

Are you happy with how much you're earning? I'm offering a 4-week webinar, The Business of Freelancing: Getting to Six Figures, later this month. Check ...

http://debragordon.com/the-busin...

Comments
  • Katherine Friedrich

    I'm not able to afford the tuition for this seminar, even though it sounds quite ...

Ilana Masad

Something I've encountered often with some of my other freelance friends is that they're often very secretive about where and how they find work. Whereas ...

8 more comments
  • Kerry DeVito

    Ciera, As a very new freelancer, that would be incredibly helpful. I often find myself ...

  • Holly Genser

    The Freelance Writers Den (http://www.freelancewritersden.com) offers great advice provided by experienced writers and members. It ...

Corinne Litchfield

Hello all - I'm a writer & social media manager based in northern California. As a social media manager I often work with authors (both ...

Corinne Litchfield

The personal website for Corinne Litchfield.

http://www.corinnelitchfield.com/

Comments
  • Ciera Chapman

    Welcome, Corinne!

Andrew McClure

Hello, I’m just getting started in freelancing, so I thought I’d come here and connect with some people. I recently graduated from college with a ...

4 more comments
  • Andrew McClure

    Hi Kathleen, Thanks! Excellent website.

  • Allena Tapia (Gardenwall Publications)

    Hi Andrew, My freelance writing business, GardenWall Publications, is about 10 years old. My BA ...

Deborah Fronko

I'd like to enter a profile, but the Hives website is illegible.

Maureen O'Hagan

Contract question: I've been asked to sign a contract for a piece I pitched to an online publication. Reading it, it seems like I'm signing ...

Comments
  • Vicki St Clair

    Why would you sign a contract like that? I'd say, thanks, but no thanks.

  • Anna Camacho

    Hi Maureen, Can you talk with the client about the contract ambiguity? If it is ...

Kathy Ide

You may have attended one or more writers' conferences, but how about an editor convention? The Christian PEN: Proofreaders and Editors Network is hosting their ...

Convention

Our Mission: To equip and encourage Christian editors in cooperative competition through networking. Learn from ...

http://thechristianpen.com/conve...

Ciera Chapman

Did you see the latest news from Freelancers Union? Their benefits program is finally going national across the board, from health/dental/vision insurance to retirement offerings ...

Freelancers Union is Going National

The more than 4,000 freelancers who currently use our two NYC Freelancers Medical programs have ...

http://us1.campaign-archive1.com...

Dustin Hahn

Hello everyone. My name is Dustin Hahn and I am a recent college graduate from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. I graduated with a degree ...

1 more comment
  • Ruth Feiertag

    Dustin, Nice to meet you! Donyae's advice is, of course, excellent. You might also try ...

  • Antonia Blair

    Depends on which direction you want to go. For freelance magazine journalism or blogging, it's ...

Larissa Pham

Hey fellow writers-- over time, I know we all accumulate clips and it's hard to organize them. I've got work that I want to showcase, ...

Carol Katarsky

I'm looking for ideas on putting together my portfolio. I have several high-profile clients I'd love to highlight, but one still hasn't built the site ...

Comments
  • Cheryl Rushing

    You could provide pieces from the site that hasn't been built yet as pdf with ...

  • Anna Camacho

    Hi Carol, Another option is to write case studies for these projects. Below is a ...

Geoffrey Taylor

For an old analog dog who started on an Underwood, these darn buttons are amazing. I just pushed Join, and did. Kudos to the Webmaster ...

Debra Gordon

I forgot to tell you to use the code UNION to get $50 off!

http://debragordon.com/the-busin...

Ciera Chapman

Friends, I have strep throat, and I will need to briefly put the promised tutorials and video conference on hiatus to recover. Hopefully the delay ...

2 more comments
  • Susanne Ramirez de Arellano

    Get better. I know how bad strep throat can make u feel.

  • Ciera Chapman

    Thanks, all!

Tony Horne

Just joined...saying hi from the UK...I'm a broadcaster and ghostwriter...don't know many other ghosts in the lonely world of ghosting but i've always found the ...

Comments
  • Aura Bishop

    Tony, I'm curious as to how one gets started in ghostwriting specifically. Someone wanted to ...

  • Donyae Coles

    I ghostwrite fiction. What sort of things do you write?

Noble Acuff

Hello all - I'm working with my client to try to locate a great new freelance writer to add to their editorial team. They are ...

Heidi Mann

Would you be able to pass along a request to the developers, Ciera? I am wondering if it might be possible to get a link ...

3 more comments
  • Ruth Feiertag

    Thanks, Ciera! Watching the Hives evolve should be fascinating. I appreciate your keeping us in ...

  • Carol Katarsky

    A more streamlined way to see more conversations on each page and/or search for topics ...

Jess Lander

Hi! I'm a freelancer in the Bay Area, specializing in journalism (sports, fitness, sex and relationships, travel, lifestyle, etc.), copywriting, blogging and social media. I ...

6 more comments
  • Ciera Chapman

    It's also worth noting that when networking, it's very important that you are aware of ...

  • Ciera Chapman

    Try to build up some connection online first, too, through social media, so that your ...

Susanne  Ramirez de Arellano

Hello all! Words, Stories and all things Hispanic. I am a journalist, experienced media professional and an ex News Director who has expanded into other ...

Cheryl Rushing

Hi all. I'm just getting started in freelancing as a copywriter. I've been selected to do a project with a web designer that starts in ...

Comments
  • Ruth Feiertag

    Cheryl, That doesn't sound on the up and up to me. It seems as if ...

  • Donyae Coles

    I made the choice today to never again do unpaid sample pieces. My time is ...

Andrew McClure

Hello, I’m just getting started in freelancing, so I thought I’d come here and connect with some people. I recently graduated from college with a ...

4 more comments
  • Andrew McClure

    Hi Kathleen, Thanks! Excellent website.

  • Allena Tapia (Gardenwall Publications)

    Hi Andrew, My freelance writing business, GardenWall Publications, is about 10 years old. My BA ...

Deborah Fronko

I'd like to enter a profile, but the Hives website is illegible.

Dustin Hahn

Hello everyone. My name is Dustin Hahn and I am a recent college graduate from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. I graduated with a degree ...

1 more comment
  • Ruth Feiertag

    Dustin, Nice to meet you! Donyae's advice is, of course, excellent. You might also try ...

  • Antonia Blair

    Depends on which direction you want to go. For freelance magazine journalism or blogging, it's ...

Larissa Pham

Hey fellow writers-- over time, I know we all accumulate clips and it's hard to organize them. I've got work that I want to showcase, ...

Tony Horne

Just joined...saying hi from the UK...I'm a broadcaster and ghostwriter...don't know many other ghosts in the lonely world of ghosting but i've always found the ...

Comments
  • Aura Bishop

    Tony, I'm curious as to how one gets started in ghostwriting specifically. Someone wanted to ...

  • Donyae Coles

    I ghostwrite fiction. What sort of things do you write?