Are You a Careless Writer?


If you’ve been following along for the past few weeks, you may have noticed that I’ve been listing the characteristics of a successful writer.

We started with how approachable you are as a writer, moved on to your visibility, and today we’re talking about the importance of being careful.

Why is being careful important to your freelance writing career?

The answer is simple. If you’re not being careful as a writer, you’re probably not doing your job properly. Plus, no client wants to hire a writer whose sloppy work makes the client look bad.

Here are three careless mistakes that freelance writers make:

The funny thing about being a careless writer is that many clients won’t tell you that this is what lost you the job. You just won’t get the job (or the repeat business) and you probably won’t even know why. But, if you recognized yourself in the list above, then it may be time to take a good hard look at your writing to determine whether you are being too careless.

What other careless mistakes do freelance writers make (and how do you keep from making them)?

Source http://www.writingthoughts.com/?p=1531
Tue, 11 Oct 2011 18:56:19 GMT
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