Tag Archives: PWAC

Writer’s Mad Libs Series: Heidi Turner

Heidi Turner is one of my dearest internet friends (I promise have REAL LIFE friends too, really I do!). We found each other through the awesomeness that is PWAC, and she has been kind enough to share hear writing wisdom with me over time. Plus, we’ve both made guest appearances on each other’s blogs (here and here). In my opinion she has mastered her goal of being funny, intelligent and insightful all at once in her contribution to the Mad Libs. Check it out below.

Name: Heidi Turner

Occupation: Freelance writer extraordinaire!

Blog/Twitter: www.thehappyfreelancer.com @heidi_turner

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Writer’s Mad Libs Series: Amanda DiPasquale

This next writer and I actually go way back (yup, we know each other IRL!). I met Amanda DiPasquale as an undergraduate student at Western when we both discovered we were from the same suburban bubble North of Toronto. From then our paths have crossed numerous times, and I have been happy to support her blog venture from the beginning. Here is what she has to say:

Name: Amanda DiPasquale

Occupation: PR Account Coordinator/Blogger

Blog/Twitter: http://notamodelblog.com @notamodelblog


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Mad Libs Writer’s Series: Cassandra Jowett

First up in our Writer’s Mad Libs Series is Talent Egg’s Cassandra Jowett. I’ve been working with Cassandra for almost three years now, but funny enough we have actually never met each other in real life! Here she is to share some of her writing insight.

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Guest Post for The Happy Freelancer

A little while ago I was asked by my Twitter friend and fellow PWAC member, Heidi Turner, to write a guest post for her wonderful writing blog. The Happy Freelancer shares many great personal stories as well as career advice for freelance writers. I was honoured to be asked to contribute to this wonderful online resource along with many other freelance writers whom I admire.

Check out the many inspiring posts as well as my guest post about my experiences as an intern in All Work and No Pay: Surviving Unpaid Internships.

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Good Advice to Give and Take

Some of you may know I have been a member of the Professional Writer’s Association of Canada (PWAC) for a little over a year now. It was one of the best decisions I’ve made as a newbie freelancer, and I’ve really enjoyed meeting members from across Canada and hearing how they got their start.

Well, a little while ago I was asked to share my experiences as an intern at Pinellas News for the London chapter’s newsletter. I was a bit surprised to be asked to give advice to other members, especially since I am one of the youngest and least experienced of the bunch. Still it was great to get my experience down in writing, and as I wrote the piece I was reminded all over again what an incredible learning opportunity the entire internship was.

As I prepare to embark on my fourth stint as an intern (more on that soon) I’ll be making sure to read over this piece and make some mental notes to bring with me to the next publication.

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A Look into my (possible) future

Freelancing through University did a great job at supporting my shoe habit, but now I think it could be so much more. Since graduating I’ve seriously began to consider going into business full-time as a freelance writer. As I figure out the pros and cons of this possible career I’ve been lucky enough to come in contact with many great professional writers willing to share their knowledge and advice with aspiring freelancers.

I “met” Heidi Turner through Twitter a little while ago and I’ve enjoyed reading her thoughts on freelancing on her blog. I know there are many other aspiring writers in need of some guidance, and Heidi was willing to share some of her experiences to get potential freelancers off on the right start.

Check out my interview with Heidi Turner on TalentEgg.ca

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