Written by Craig Lock

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7. Get torepparttar point quickly (enough waffle with maple syrup, Craig!).

8. Target your article to your audience with "focussed information".

9. Be brief, if you are a "waffler", like this writer. People want immediate information online and have limitedtime usually - it'srepparttar 129505 "instant coffee, sorry generation.

10. Write briefly and concisely (redundant words, meaningrepparttar 129506 same thing, Craig!) Try to keep your article under 1,500 words. Most paying markets usually only accept between 500 and 2,000 words... and with a bit of luck they may even "pick up" your great article. Try to be concise in your wording. Brevity isrepparttar 129507 hall-mark of good writing...or so say many ofrepparttar 129508 teachers of writing!

11. Userepparttar 129509 OCCASIONAL exclamation mark (!) to get your readers attention. Forgetrepparttar 129510 ALL CAPITAL LETTERS and exclamation points!!!

12. Be credible (big word, eh?) at all times. I use my articles to attempt to share, inform and entertain atrepparttar 129511 same time in a "conversational style with dashes of my funny (peculiar/zany) humour".

Happy writing "dem" articles

Craig is a writer, who believes in encouraging and helping others to find their talents and gifts, strive for and achieve their dreams in life, whatever they may be. He truly believes people can overcome obstacles, rise to any occasion and accomplish their entire dream with enough faith and commitment. Craig's various books* (hard copies, CD's, "talking books" and e-books) are available at:

Corporate Roads Less Traveled: A Guide For Freelance Writers

Written by Mary Anne Hahn

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Marketing Departments

OK, maybe Marketing produces even more written communications than Human Resources. Product brochures, businesses proposals, and direct mail sales letters all fall underrepparttar auspices of a company's marketing efforts. This written work is often outsourced, which frees uprepparttar 129502 marketing and sales staff to study trends, identify potential new business, and make sales calls. If you have desktop publishing as well as writing experience, so muchrepparttar 129503 better.

IT (Information Technology)

Writers might not think to contact IT department heads, despiterepparttar 129504 fact thatrepparttar 129505 need for writers in this area is tremendous. Not only are technical writers needed to document system specifications or create system user guides, but nontechnical writers can assist IT withrepparttar 129506 creation of Internet site content for a company's customers, or Intranet content for its employees. People who excel in writing HTML appreciate working with those of us who excel in writing clear, crisp content.

Training Departments

My current day job title is "Document Development Coordinator" for repparttar 129507 Training department, in which I supportrepparttar 129508 trainers by creating and/or editing a wide variety training manuals and procedure materials. Let's face it, when they're actively training a class, repparttar 129509 trainers themselves have little time to research and updaterepparttar 129510 materials they use. Writing needs inrepparttar 129511 training arena include putting together corporate glossaries of terms and acronyms unique to an industry and organization, editing training and procedure docs to ensure that they're user-friendly, and trainingrepparttar 129512 trainers themselves on how to write clearly and effectively. If you as a freelancer can assist a company with these, many companies might certainly welcome your services.

You will most likely need to do a good deal of research, and make a number of telephone calls, to gatherrepparttar 129513 names ofrepparttar 129514 people who head up these various departments. Butrepparttar 129515 effort could be well worth it, in terms of uncovering dozens of "hidden markets" and new clients for freelance writing work.

Need a steady stream of freelance writing opportunities? Visit: . Or for a free biweekly dose of writing ideas, information and inspiration, subscribe to Mary Anne Hahn's ezine, WriteSuccess.

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