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by squonk
Mon Jun 22, 2015 9:34 am
Forum: Questions About Rejections
Topic: Problem with a rejection for a request
Replies: 6
Views: 4097

Re: Problem with a rejection for a request

Thanks. I didn't realize there was a group project page, but I found the guidelines.

My only other question is about hyperlinks. I think they used to be prohibited. Has that policy changed?

Thanks for the help.
by squonk
Mon Jun 22, 2015 4:51 am
Forum: Questions About Rejections
Topic: Problem with a rejection for a request
Replies: 6
Views: 4097

Problem with a rejection for a request

I wrote an article for a request. It was rejected - the editor said that "most of the client's requests required links" and that I had to provide links in the article. However, the request description didn't ask for links at all. The requester provided a link in the description line but di...
by squonk
Fri Feb 13, 2015 10:40 am
Forum: Common Place
Topic: info rides again
Replies: 1
Views: 9570

info rides again

I've noticed that the buyer named "info" has, about once a month or so for the last several months, gone through my catalog and made price offers on several of my articles at a time. The offers themselves are usually reasonable, but that's not the problem. The problem is info never buys an...
by squonk
Wed Oct 15, 2014 7:04 am
Forum: Author Exchange
Topic: Offer offer offer... and no sales.
Replies: 32
Views: 13743

Re: Offer offer offer... and no sales.

Not like it would really be worth it to try to get a contract enforced on a few offers on articles anyway, I guess. That would be incredibly impractical and expensive.

I'm not really angry either, just puzzled as to why info is making all these offers and not acting on any of them.
by squonk
Tue Oct 14, 2014 5:09 am
Forum: Author Exchange
Topic: Offer offer offer... and no sales.
Replies: 32
Views: 13743

Re: Offer offer offer... and no sales.

I'm seeing the same business from info. This client has bought articles from me before at reasonable prices, so I believed him to be a serious buyer. But this really isn't very professional, is it? I am now getting multiple offers from the same person, at the same price! It's a bit irritating thinki...
by squonk
Mon Oct 13, 2014 7:21 am
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Another suspension
Replies: 40
Views: 17476

Re: Another suspension

Okay, I'm concerned about this as well. I just submitted my first article in a long time, about 900 words. I wouldn't say it's especially wordy, but I'm afraid these editors might disagree. Also, no adverbs now? At all? That's a great idea if the CC editors are looking for the writing equivalent of ...
by squonk
Mon Oct 13, 2014 6:28 am
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: About price offers
Replies: 2
Views: 1966

About price offers

Hey. I'm returning to submit articles after a long time away - I've been at law school and way too busy to write for myself, but suddenly I've found myself needing extra work. I'm sure a lot of you can relate. Anyway, I just wanted to know how long a client can sit on the decision to accept or rejec...
by squonk
Thu Jun 20, 2013 8:34 am
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: A problem with pricing for writer pool requests
Replies: 5
Views: 2307

Re: A problem with pricing for writer pool requests

Fair enough. I didn't know that clients had to enter a range of prices. If I had, it would have saved me a run-in with the editors - they seemed to think I was trying to push the client's price higher on extremely short notice, when I really didn't know what specific price the client wanted to pay. ...
by squonk
Thu Jun 20, 2013 7:06 am
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: A problem with pricing for writer pool requests
Replies: 5
Views: 2307

A problem with pricing for writer pool requests

I had a question about a pricing issue I ran into recently. A lot of clients seem to like setting their desired prices at a range - say $20-30 or $50-100 dollars. As a writer trying to sell my work, I'm never really sure how to approach this. I usually just price the article for usage rights at the ...
by squonk
Sat Jun 15, 2013 6:55 pm
Forum: Author Exchange
Topic: Write-offs for freelance articles?
Replies: 4
Views: 3046

Re: Write-offs for freelance articles?

Thanks for the warnings. I think I'll just take this trip and not worry about the expense too much - I don't want to face the risks of an audit. I did write off a laptop purchase as a business expense last year and the IRS seemed to accept it as legit, but it was a cheap netbook and I use it almost ...
by squonk
Fri Jun 14, 2013 2:08 pm
Forum: Author Exchange
Topic: Write-offs for freelance articles?
Replies: 4
Views: 3046

Write-offs for freelance articles?

I'm hoping to do some traveling this year, and if I do, I'll definitely milk some articles out of the deal. I've written and sold travel articles before - I'd say it's one of my three or four top subjects to write about. Does anyone know if you can write off part of the costs of a trip, airfare, hot...
by squonk
Mon Feb 18, 2013 1:00 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: How to negotiate a price with a client
Replies: 1
Views: 1028

How to negotiate a price with a client

I received a price offer today. It was too low for me, so I rejected it, but I also wanted to tell the client that I'd be willing to drop the usage rights price provided he kept my byline in. But it seems like there's no way to send any kind of communication to the client unless he starts the conver...
by squonk
Tue Jan 29, 2013 4:01 pm
Forum: Author Exchange
Topic: What are you writing about?
Replies: 8
Views: 4826

Re: What are you writing about?

With Valentine's Day coming up, I guess I should write some romance/dating articles. It's not really a subject I'm interested in, but it's all about writing to the audience, right? Then again, I still have some sitting in my catalog, so maybe I don't need to bother. Right now, I'm writing a few trav...
by squonk
Tue Jan 15, 2013 3:53 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Political articles that don't take sides
Replies: 1
Views: 989

Political articles that don't take sides

I know editorializing isn't allowed here. But is it all right to write about current political issues in an objective, "here are the facts and why they're important" way? I'm writing a few articles on legal issues, and one of them involves a lot of federal politics.
by squonk
Sun Nov 04, 2012 12:52 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: About the article's preview page
Replies: 1
Views: 970

About the article's preview page

One of the articles I'm writing is based entirely on my own experience living and working in a foreign country. I'd like to indicate that fact in my article's summary when I submit it, but I'm not sure whether that would break the "no first-person" rule. Can I use a term like "based o...