Thursday, April 28, 2005

new portfolio items

Just wanted to note that I've got a few new writing projects posted on my online portfolio, including:

Thanks for checking in.

Wednesday, April 27, 2005

website updates

In case you missed the April (late) issue of WriteTips, now you can check it out in the WriteTips Archives. The feature article offers ideas for creating content for your ezine, including:

1. Editor's notes
2. News updates
3. How-to articles
4. Tips
5. Interviews

I should add that the publication schedule will be changing slightly. WriteTips will continue to be published each month, but I'm no longer promising the first of every month as the delivery date. As a one-person operation, sometimes my ezine duties fall by the wayside as I work to meet deadlines for clients. Rest assured, however, that I will still provide issues on a monthly basis, and I'll still try to publish by the 1st of the month, but there may be times when I can't complete an issue until a bit later.

Other website updates include the What's New section. I'll also be addition a sales letter segment to my portfolio page very soon...I'm just waiting on permissions from clients to include their logos.

Wednesday, April 20, 2005

typography help?

I am in the process of pitching a few ideas to the editor of Dynamic Graphics Magazine (DGM) for an article about typography. The next issue (Aug/Sept) will focus on different sorts of type, and I'm in the brainstorming process as I try to think of a few topics of interest to graphic designers along these lines. If anyone cares to offer a suggestion or two, I welcome your thoughts! Likewise, any websites or other resources anyone might know of that would be useful in my research will be appreciated. Feel free to email me with feedback.

Thanks in advance for your help!

Tuesday, April 19, 2005

a writer's work

For those of you who have been eagerly awaiting the April issue of WriteTips, please note that it should be delivered to you inbox by this afternoon. It's my goal to have everthing formatted and sent this morning. And I'm not getting up from my desk until that's done. Period.

This morning I gave a talk at my BNI meeting. Instead of offering "how-to" advice about writing (as I've done in the past) I decided to let the group inside my head for a bit as I offered a glimpse of my philosophy of/approach to copywriting. I addressed several issues, but I really hope folks are beginning to understand (if they don't already) that writing is so much more than just putting words down for the world to read. It also includes planning, organizing, researching, drafting, editing, interviewing, prioritizing, and so much more.

I'll be updating my website this week, so watch for some new portfolio samples and an updated "What's New" section.

Monday, April 11, 2005

ready for business

Whew! Made it through 2 solid weeks of nothing but deadlines, ending last Friday. I decided to take the weekend off--a well deserved break if I do say so myself--and enjoy the beautiful spring weather that recently arrived.

So, now I'm rejuvenated and as promised, I'm reporting back in on April 11 to announce that I'm ready to take on new projects. I do have a few things to work on this week--a sales letter, some web content, and of course the April issue of WriteTips, but I'm still open to schedule meetings to talk shop. Marketing. Writing. All that good stuff.

I'd also like to give a nod to a few new clients:

Benefit Planning Associates
Just finished the first issue of the BPA Bulletin, a newsletter for this company.

Wind Portraits
Owner Wayne Winders is a very creative & able photographer in the Bloomington-Normal area.

BranMarc Design, Inc.
This company's website isn't live yet but will be soon as I finish the content!

More as it happens.

Monday, April 04, 2005

next available work date

Things have been moving steadily along during the past couple of weeks, so I need to announce that my next date of availability to start new projects will be April 11.

In the meantime, I'm happy to continue discussing potential projects with folks.

Also, the April issue of WriteTips will be delayed until later in the month. I've been working to meet several deadlines and haven't been able to devote the time necessary to create an informative article for my dedicated readers. Thanks for your patience, and I promise the next issue will be on its way shortly.

Thanks for your business!