Find Freelance Writing Success by Making Your Own Rules

Find Freelance Writing Success by Making Your Own Rules




Seasoned and successful freelancers have a lot of “been there, done that” advice to offer but not everything you hear necessarily pertains to your business. Some of it may very well be outdated, or that person might just follow a set of freelance writing rules that works for them, but might not work for you. […]






Seasonal Content Marketing So Fun, It's Scary

Seasonal Content Marketing So Fun, It’s Scary




I write a lot of articles, blogs, newsletters, infographic copy — you name it, I write it. But perhaps one of the things I enjoy most is taking a topic and putting a fun seasonal twist on it. Readers really appreciate and trust brands that provide them with valuable information, especially if they can do […]






No Big Deal... Just My Mug in Times Square

No Big Deal… Just My Mug in Times Square




So this happened… This past May, I was the featured guest on Profnet’s #Connectchat on Twitter. The topic was “A Day in the Life of a Freelance Writer.” I enjoyed taking part and fielding really great questions from my writing peers in 140 characters. But most of all, I got a kick out of the […]






Want to be a Freelance Writing Success? Develop These 6 Attributes

Want to be a Freelance Writing Success? Develop These 6 Attributes




I recently took part in a webinar hosted by Profnet’s Evelyn Tipacti, in which myself and ASJA president Randy Dotinga shared some tips for “Breaking into Freelance Writing.” Go check it out (Bonus: you’ll get to hear my Brooklyn accent in all its glory!). In the meantime, I wanted to share a few more follow […]






Freelance Writing Lessons of the Week




Some business lessons I’ve learned during my freelance writing and content marketing adventures this week… Get on Google+ I had the pleasure of speaking with some really excellent experts for an article about why content marketers need to be on Google+ for The Content Strategist. I guess I kind of knew that I should be […]






After Boston, Is There Any Turning Back?

After Boston, Is There Any Turning Back?




Like most people, I was elated over the weekend to learn that the terror is over in Boston. But I was foolish last week. I tried to shield my kids from the horrible Boston marathon bombings and the aftermath. I say I’m foolish because my oldest is 8 — just like Richard Martin was — […]






RIP Mayor Koch, My First Boss




New York City Mayor Ed Koch gave me my first job. You see, we were in the middle of a water shortage in the early 1980s, and he took to the TV to appoint all New York City children his deputy mayors. This was the closest thing I could find on YouTube about the Save […]






A Few More Bullet Points on Gun Control

A Few More Bullet Points on Gun Control




So I wrote this: The President is Right on Target With Gun Law Legislation. I needed to share my thoughts about gun control, and many of my fellow parents have reached out to tell me they agree with my feelings on the matter. I might not have felt so strongly about it, had it not […]






Taking Care of Our Own: Staten Island Strong!

Taking Care of Our Own: Staten Island Strong!




I’ve often heard Staten Islanders say we live in the “Forgotten Borough,” and to some extent, it’s true. In the first couple of days after Sandy left a path of destruction all up and down the Northeast coast, most of what was shown on the news was about the ravaged Jersey Shore and the flooded […]