Why Don’t Schools Teach the Basics?

I’ve discovered that the system used in our local public school to teach our children basic grammar and spelling has failed my child. Word Study is officially my enemy. Word Study is not actually a study of words. It is recognizing patterns in words. You...

Freelancers Alert! Your Must-Have Resources

There are many writers who believe that everything they need is free online. They believe that there is no need for any kind of resource beyond Google. I hate to tell you this, but there are a few resources that will make you a better, more effective writer. What I...

A Gift for My Freelance Friends and Followers

Feel free to use/edit/protect yourself with this basic contract. Cut and paste or contact me to sent the original file. More to follow….   INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR AGREEMENT This Independent Contractor Agreement (the “Agreement”) is made and...

Common Terms that Can Cause Problems

When a freelancer takes on a new job with a new client, they usually discuss the work that needs to be done and reach an agreement on what the job entails and the cost to the client. This process usually works quite well. On occasion, a client does not communicate...

Daily Distractions

I admit it. I can’t wait for school to start. I have 3 sons. Two will be off to college in a few weeks and the other will be back to high school shortly thereafter. I love my kids. I really do. They are generally well behaved and very sweet. But…. They are...