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Freelance Writer Resumes? Um, no.

By Elizabeth Hanes / May 20, 2020 / Comments Off on Freelance Writer Resumes? Um, no.

My friend (and RN2writer subscriber) Lizz asked me the other day if prospective clients ever ask me for a resume – because this had just happened to her. My short answer is: No. I do not do resumes as a freelancer. Well, to clarify, yes, prospective clients do ask me for a resume sometimes. But […]

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12 Things You Can Do This Weekend to Launch or Build Your Freelance Writing Business

By Elizabeth Hanes / May 1, 2020 / Comments Off on 12 Things You Can Do This Weekend to Launch or Build Your Freelance Writing Business

It’s May Day! This May 1 is unlike any other we’ve ever witnessed in our lifetimes – and hopefully will never experience again. I’ve always held a special place in my heart for May Day. It unofficially ushers in springtime. When May Day arrives, my head dances with visions of flowers filling my patio containers, […]

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The Essential Skills Nurses Need to Launch a Freelance Writing Business

By Elizabeth Hanes / April 24, 2020 / Comments Off on The Essential Skills Nurses Need to Launch a Freelance Writing Business

Aspiring nurse-writers frequently ask me what skills and knowledge they need before they can launch a freelance writing business. Many nurses already possess all the qualifications they need to become a professional writer, though they may not know it. So today I thought I’d tell you what I consider to be the “essential skills” required […]

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3 Things Nurse Writers Should Do This Week to Launch Their Business in 2020

By Elizabeth Hanes / December 23, 2019 / Comments Off on 3 Things Nurse Writers Should Do This Week to Launch Their Business in 2020

Happy holidays to you! No matter which holiday(s) you celebrate – or even if you celebrate none at all – I hope you’re able to spend quality time with the people who mean the most to you. As nurses, we often didn’t get the opportunity to spend holidays with our loved ones because we were […]

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How Freelance Writing Works

By Elizabeth Hanes / December 17, 2019 / Comments Off on How Freelance Writing Works

In reviewing my correspondence over the past year, I’ve calculated I receive about 16 emails per month from nurses interested in learning more about becoming freelance writers. I’m always happy to respond, though you probably can understand now why I brought back RN2Writer. It’s much more efficient for me to write posts that benefit a […]

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Don’t Quit Your Day Job?

By Elizabeth Hanes / September 13, 2019 / Comments Off on Don’t Quit Your Day Job?

You might be surprised to know my first (and best) advice to nurses who want to become writer is this: Don’t quit your day job. It’s not because I doubt the viability of freelance writing as a career. I’ve been making my living as a writer for the past eight years. Writing provides me with […]

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