RE: Financial crunch - need advice

Subject: RE: Financial crunch - need advice
From: "technical writing plus" <doc-x -at- earthlink -dot- net>
To: "'Blount, Patricia A'" <Patricia -dot- Blount -at- ca -dot- com>, <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 1 Feb 2008 10:42:16 -0600

Patricia, I would think that the graphic arts stuff might help you, besides
just the writing. One resource is the Writer's Digest - this Ohio publisher
used to put out yearly Market Guides to getting into freelance kinds of
work. They had (still have?) a guide to the marketplace for graphic artists,
for writing, for children's writing and illustration, etc. I believe they
will have this stuff (and other relevant stuff in this vein, from other
publishers) in your local library's reference section.

The front parts of these books usually have very helpful info for getting
into freelance business and the bulk of the books will have reference info
on specific publishers and other users of the material that you will create.

Probably you will want to concentrate on your writing skills; however, don't
completely neglect your graphic arts skills, if you think that you can use
them to make some money too.

But this is only if you have some specific and useful graphic arts
experience in your recent past. Ask yourself: What can I do with my graphic
arts skills to add to my income right now? Jim Jones

-----Original Message-----
...Check out your local STC chapter's jobsite. Depending on where you live,
these jobsites can have a dozen or more temporary, contract positions posted
-- often they are parttime, and sometimes they will let you telecommute.
Once you have managed to land one of these (and do a great job), you
typically get more...I work fulltime and can count on one or two of these
additional projects a year. Because they offer no benefits, they typically
pay surprisingly well...David E. Hailey, Jr., Ph.D.

-----Original Message-----
...While my husband and I are both gainfully employed, our salaries are no
longer covering our bills and we're facing a major financial crunch right
now that could lead to some permanent damage (repossession,
bankruptcy) unless we take corrective action. Panic has already set in.

I need to bring in more money and am considering ways to do so without
selling Tupperware and the like. I'm a writer with graphic art experience
and wondered how I can parlay that into some kind of part-time thing I can
do after work and on weekends.

I wondered if anyone on the list has been able to use their writing
abilities to moonlight and wouldn't mind giving some advice...


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