Category Archives: Blog

How Do Clients See Freelancers?

Many people know me as the owner of Coquí Prose, but I am also a prolific client who frequently uses Upwork to hire freelancers. Although many of you may have hired a few other freelancers to fill the occasional needs of a client or to assist with specific projects, I work day in and day…
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Pitching Publications or Content Writing: Which Should You Choose?

If you’re new to writing, you may wonder how to go from “the calling” to being paid for your words. You may also be wondering whether you should do content writing, pitch publications, break into broadcast journalism, try your hand at script writing or attempt the “Great American Novel.” First of all, if you don’t…
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My Path to Becoming a Freelance Writer

I became a freelance writer in 2009. A year earlier my husband and I moved to Puerto Rico (from California) to buy an organic farm. We'd been working for Amgen (the world's largest biotech), had a house in the suburbs, two cars, two cats and two motorcycles. Despite all of the trappings of middle class,…
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WWII Vets and PTSD

I recently wrote an article for Big Buds Magazine about veterans and medical marijuana. I interviewed two vets and their wives about cannabis and their experiences in the armed forces. As they recounted their experiences, I was reminded of my own father. [caption id="attachment_2332" align="aligncenter" width="1275"] WWII vet George Orick[/caption] When he turned 19, my…
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