As a part of my freelance writing internship for Monkey Outta Nowhere, my supervisor has made networking events a priority, so this morning, I had the pleasure of picking the brain of Claire DeBerg, a full-time freelance writer and editor based in Minneapolis, MN. Claire was very open about her experience as a freelance writer, and I learned a lot about what it looks like to freelance on a daily basis. Since she gave so much good information, I decided to narrow it down to what I considered the top five pieces of advice I got out of the interview:
First off, apologies for the single and tardy post for this week. One of my classes ended as one of my internships (the freelance one) began, so there’s been a lot of shuffling around between blogs, emails, exams, papers, presentations, meetings, and commuting. However, my class ended just a few hours ago and I’m really enjoying my internship, so all in all, things are pretty great right now.
One of the first blog assignments I received for my internship was to write up a quick post about a new challenge Jon Acuff issued for this summer. In case you aren’t familiar with who Jon Acuff is, here’s a link to his bio. And if you’re too lazy to read that, here’s my version: he’s a speaker, author, and blogger who is fairly well known for his sarcasm, semi-motivational speeches, and snappy copy.