The end of my subscription to BusinessWeek

Again last week, BusinessWeek sent me a subscription renewal notice. And again, the notice went into the shredder. I won’t toss my issues after the notice. BusinessWeek holds to pretty high editorial standards. (I read widely enough to know this.) Having said that, the business press still

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Free tools for freelancers

There’s a culture of free on the Internet, and it’s spawned plenty of really useful stuff for freelance writers. Here’s a quick list of no-charge tools that can supplement the software you pay for – and in many cases, replace it entirely. While many of these products

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LinkedIn – group strategy

Originally published in PWAC Contact, the newsletter for the Professional Writers Association of Canada While contemplating how to market my writing services in 2009, I toyed with my long-dormant LinkedIn profile, then the site itself. Suddenly, it hit me – why not create a LinkedIn group for

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Cost difference? Off-the-shelf versus TCO

(Also published in PWAC Contact, newsletter for the Professional Writers Association of Canada) I rely heavily on my computer. Besides writing, I use it for research, billing, taking care of my business and so forth – to say nothing of the entertainment value I (ahem) sometimes glean

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