Many of you may or may not know, but I’ve been working on an eBook about our country’s opioid epidemic. Available at the end of this month on Amazon, “Fighting For A Fix: Reflections of Mothers Who Lost Children To The Opioid Epidemic” retells the stories of mothers who’ve lost children to opioid-related overdoses.
Paying attention to detail pertains to all aspects of freelance writing, especially before beginning a project.
Make sure you understand what a potential client needs. Set expectations, and do your homework before accepting any assignment.
There will be times when you realize you’re probably not the best candidate for a gig, even when a prospective client thinks you are. If your gut tells you something is wrong, take a step back and conduct additional research.
Ask questions, and don’t forget: It’s okay to pass.
Read before submitting. This might sound simple enough, but it’s advice that’s typically not followed, especially by writers who are just starting out.
There’s nothing worse than sending an editor an article that doesn’t fit the overall image of the publication he or she is managing content for, even if your writing is praiseworthy.
Take some time out of your day to really get to know the brands you’re hoping to get something published in. Find out who the readers are and the topics editors are focusing on. It isn’t easy to nail everything down right away, but going through and familiarizing yourself with publications will make the submission process a tad bit less stressful in the long run.
With many in the community supporting the idea of palliative care being an essential part of critical care, the integration of end-of-life support with curative and life-sustaining intervention is more crucial than ever.
Published in Critical Care Nurse (CCN), a recent report revealed that palliative care patients and their families face a variety of challenges when attempting to discuss care options with consultants who can properly advise.
Being able to provide patients with palliative care enables clinicians to package psychological, spiritual, goal-setting and decision-making support into a single service-based initiative designed to supply comfort.
This is the first of many blog posts under my byline. I don’t have a topic in mind, but I thought it would be smart to get this one out of the way instead of dragging it on for days, weeks — maybe even months. The few first words are always the toughest to put down, but now they’re out of the way.