Following up


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Following up

There are a few things I like to do after handing in an article's final revision. They aren't really about writing per se, but following through will help you keep track of clients, build your business, and improve your writing processes. Now, not all will be relevant to you, especially if you wrote the article as a part of the steady job and you don't plan to build a writing business. Still, these steps don't take much time, and they could help you out later. I have broken them into three categories: Record, Plan, and Communicate. First, Record.

You should already be keeping track of business contacts in an address book. Now, add to it everyone who is involved with your article: the person who assigned it, its editors, and everyone you interviewed for it. Be sure to say who each person is, or you're likely to forget after you've collected a few hundred names. Also, file your materials in a systematic way. I separate my writing by client, and each client section ...

Following up
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