Freelancing Help

Subject: Freelancing Help
From: "David Loveless" <daveloveless -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: TECHWR-L <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 7 Jun 2007 16:49:04 -0600


Due to some recent changes in life, I've decided to give the freelance
route a try. I've been writing for seven years and have finally gotten
tired of the bureaucracy and other pains that come with your standard
8-5. Believe me, this has been a long time coming.

Over the last three years, I've taken on small freelance jobs as a way
to get my feet wet. Recently, I signed on to complete a much larger
project. Today, I accepted my first true contract (3 month gig with
potential for more).

So, I've dropped the hook, the fish have nibbled.... now what?

I'm just looking for any general advice you might give me. I want
anything and everything from pursuing the next contract to handling
disputes to writing the contract to, well... anything. Any good books,
articles, or websites would also be greatly appreciated. I know that
freelancing is not exactly a walk in the park, but I'm ready to give
it a whirl.



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