I am about to confess something absolutely ridiculous to you. Don't laugh. (Or don't laugh so loudly that I can hear you.) Sending out my first monthly newsletter has me paralyzed. I mean, how ridiculous is that? I write newsletters and emails for clients all the time, yet...

One of my copywriters here at Jansen Communications asked me earlier this summer for advice on how to break into freelance copywriting – specifically, how to make the switch from a full-time job to the crazy, sometimes frustrating, but very rewarding world of freelancing. If...

A couple of months ago, I had an epiphany. I had edited my fair share of bios over the years, which generally went like this: Current job title, past job title and duties, and more past job titles and duties. List education and maybe some awards...

I grew up with a Hungarian father who loves soccer. I have 2 brothers who played soccer when they were kids. I am married to a Dutchman who plays twice a week and coaches our son’s soccer team. So, yeah, soccer has always been big...

[caption id="attachment_196" align="alignright" width="300"] My kids skiing and snowboarding this winter at Timberline, WV.[/caption] Every time I send off a proposal to a prospective client, I get nervous. It’s not the fear of rejection that stops me. If someone doesn’t want to work with me, that’s their...