Turn Your PC Into a Lean, Mean Freelancing Machine
Welcome freelance writers, and especially all you aspiring freelance writers. You are probably visiting this website because you want to set yourself up for freelancing success. You want to equip yourself with every available tool, and utilize every possible advantage in this competitive market. No doubt, you believe the way to go about achieving your goal is via the latest in electronic devices and media. But remember that although the personal computer and the Internet have revolutionized the world of freelance writing, making it easier and more accessible than ever, at the same time creating a whole new realm of opportunities... it's still a jungle out there!
And no matter what your destination may be, you wouldn't dream of heading off into that jungle without a well-defined vision of where you're going, and carrying the sharpest machete to clear your path, now would you?
With machete as metaphor, Turn Your PC Into a Lean, Mean Freelancing Machine will show you how to hone your resources and cut a clear swath through that media jungle to the freelance writing career of your dreams.
Turn Your PC Into a Lean, Mean Freelancing Machine contains chapters on:
How to tell if you have what it takes to be a successful freelance writer
Developing a business plan and setting productivity goals
Choosing the best tools and resources
Streamlining your computer for the ultimate in efficiency and productivity
How to find paying freelance writing markets and jobs
Utilizing your tools and resources to their fullest
Keeping your system lean and mean
A day in the life of a successful freelance writer
About the Author:
Freelance writer and graphic artist Celeste Heiter is a 23-year resident of the Napa Valley. A native of Mobile, AL, she holds a B.A. in Art and English from the University of South Alabama. Celeste spent two years teaching English in Tokyo, Japan, where her son Will was born. Since her return to the Napa Valley, she has worked as a specialized language instructor for Japanese students attending school in the United States, and is the owner of Paragraphics, an editing and graphic design service.
Celeste is also the author of Ganbatte Means Go For It or...How to Become an English teacher in Japan; Five Seven Five, a collection of haiku with photographs of Japan; Vignettes of Japan, fifty essays on life in Japan; and The Reading Seed: Twelve Simple Steps for Preparing Your Infant to Become an Early Reader. Celeste is an editor and regular contributor to ThingsAsian.com. Her works have also been published by Transitions Abroad, EscapeArtist.com, Asiana-Y, Ad Agency Insider, PR Agency Insider, Pathways to Health, San Francisco Chronicle, Napa Valley Register, Looking Ahead, and Napa Valley Home and Hearth.