Outsourcing Blog

About the Author

Linda Fryant

Linda Fryant is a part-time writer for eOutsource.com. She holds a Certificate of Commercial Fiction Writing from the University of Washington. She has edited/critiqued over 150 manuscripts, and has taught writing classes at the University of Washington. She has had many non-fiction articles published, has done technical writing and has created training programs for State Agencies. She is an award-winning photographer and speaks several languages.

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December 2014

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Freelance Writing Nightmares

Sometimes people do not realize that they are being unprofessional. Sometimes they just want a Freelance Writer to be part of their sweatshop. Let me state up front that I really like being a Freelance Writer. I love writing, and Freelance writing and having people pay me to do what I love to do is icing on the cake. Most of the time I deal with very professional people who appreciate my talents, offer reasonable compensation and pay promptly. But […]

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October 2014

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Why I Freelance

It’s not romantic, but it is a job that I love. I guess it probably sounds impressive to some people when I say, “I’m a freelance writer and photographer.” I’m sure they have visions of me, wearing my photographer’s vest, chasing stories all over the world – hanging over the edges of cliffs to get the perfect picture, or interviewing important people. It’s not like that.

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October 2014

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The Benefits of Onshore Outsourcing

It does not only help you with your bottom lines, but it also creates jobs here. I used to work for a Public Employees’ Union, where “Outsourcing” was a dirty word. To us, it meant the loss of jobs, shipping work overseas – a threat to job security. But Outsourcing has become a common business practice and, truth be known, it is just possible that my former beliefs were wrong.

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October 2014

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The Life of a Freelance Writer

If you can call it work. I call it “getting paid to play.“ Let us examine, for the moment, the life of a typical Freelance Writer. Ok – it’s a myth. A typical day does not exist, and that’s part of the attraction. I am my own boss. I work when and if I want, and if I feel like doing something else, that’s my choice.

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