February 11, 2016

Freelance Writers – Write Headlines and Leads Like a Pro Journalist

Headlines and leads capture your reader and keep him until the end.

Journalist headline and lead crafting secrets uncovered. The Dream Team talks so your website rocks – Part III Headlines and leads represent two of the most important elements of any news story – or anything, in article format, that you want others to read to the end. Headlines must hook the reader by capturing his […]

How to Interview Sources Like a Pro Journalist

First-hand experiences and expert voices add authority to your writing.

Become an interview expert to take your freelance writing career to the next level. As a health care journalist, I tend to think of myself as a current events broker, rather than just a news writer. Think about it – journalists research and investigate important events and decide which ones have enough human interest and […]

Did You Really Mean to Give Me the Versatile Blogger Award?


Apparently, Catherine Christaki of Adventures in Freelance Translation actually meant to include me in her list of 15 writers and bloggers she nominated for the Versatile Blogger Award. Catherine’s innate talent and appreciation for language are what first drew me to her and those same qualities inspire and awe me each time we talk. Thank […]

Are You a Cunning Linguist? James Bond Teaches Writing 101

The cunning linguist at the ready. (Photo credit: idmb.com, Tomorrow Never Dies, 1997)

James Bond teaches a lesson in quality writing for the freelancer? Yes, freelancers certainly can learn a thing or two about overall quality writing from the adventurous womanizing spy. Tomorrow Never Dies (1997) steamy love scene with James Bond (Pierce Brosnan) and gorgeous, blond Danish professor and language tutor, Inga Bergstrom (Cecilie Thomsen) – Moneypenny […]