I’m TOP-Rated Again at Upwork

I’ve been more active on Upwork recently so I’ve earned enough income and satisfied all of my clients, thereby re-gaining my TOP-Rated status and badge.   To be designated TOP-RATED at Upwork, a provider has to earn more than $1000/year and be in the top 90% ratings-wise (according to their clients) for 13 out of[…]

Scholastic Has Been Keeping Me Busy

I haven’t been posting here, or at YellowBalloonPublications.com or at KrisandKritters.com or anywhere else very recently because Scholastic (my favorite high-profile client of all time!) has been keeping me busy.   I don’t think I’m allowed to tell you what division of Scholastic, or specifically who the people I’m writing/editing/copy-enhancing for, but I can tell[…]

An Upwork Client Asks “Why is it so hard to get quality content?”

An Upwork client’s project description this week carries the headline: “Why is it so hard to get quality content?” Here’s the rest of the project description: Less than 30 hrs/week Duration: More than 6 months Seeking Expert Level Writer I am willing to pay higher rates for the most experienced freelancers So many writers, so[…]

Uncovered a Letter of Recommendation from 1985–Please Read!

  (Ted Crail as I remember him) I thought I’d publish the following, written in 1985 by Ted Crail, Public Relations Counsel for the Animal Protection Institute of America. I just ran across it again and was very touched by it. I hope it tells the tale of my abilities even better than the scores[…]

Hire a Professional Writer–Typical Writing Rates

Here’s What You Need to Know When Hiring a Professional Writer © 2017 by Kristine M Smith   When you need “evergreen” sales copy that converts browsers into buyers, or compelling content that turns Looky Lou’s into loyalists year after year, here are the reasons why you should be willing to adequately compensate the professional[…]