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Write for the reader

Don’t forget to put the reader first if you’re a writer. Yes, I know, your prose is delicate and was formed On High, but if the reader doesn’t get what you’re saying or, worse, realizes that you’re trying to draw more attention to your style than to the...
Kracking the veneer of woke

Kracking the veneer of woke

Gotta be upfront: I stick with clients that have traditional values or, at least, aren’t espousing nontraditional values. That cuts down on business a bit, but I need to be open about it to avoid confusion after a job is started. No, I’m not going to query your voting...
Upwork client:

Upwork client:

“I’m very happy with Michael’s work. He took an article and completely transformed it into what I needed. He worked fast and charged a fair price. I am looking forward to working with him again!”
Upwork client:

Amos L., independent writer:

“A couple of years back, I hired Michael to give me an outside editorial perspective on a manuscript I was working on. I got more than I bargained for! I knew that Michael used to work as an editor for the Journal Star newspaper, but I didn’t realize he had so...