Quarterly Business Goals: 4th Quarter 2016/1st Quarter 2017

Hello all! Many of you may already know that I launched my very own freelance editing business last week, and I am thrilled to say the least (and super proud of my brand spankin’ new business website—check it out if you haven’t seen it yet!). I already have several clients up my sleeve and I’m ready to grow this business into everything I imagine it to be.

In an attempt to hold myself accountable for my entrepreneurial goals, I’m taking a hint from one of my favorite YouTubers, Jenna Moreci, and posting my goals on the internet for everyone to see. My plan is to share my list of new goals at the beginning of each quarter, while also going over my old goals from the previous quarter so that I am publicly humiliated if I don’t reach them (public humiliation is the best punishment, in my dad’s opinion).

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I Was Nominated for the Mystery Blogger Award!

Hey everyone! Happy blogmas day 11!

I want to take this time to thank Haley Marie for nominating me for the Mystery Blogger Award! If you didn’t know, the MBA is a challenge started by Okoto Enigma in an attempt to connect a bunch of us bloggers from across the web—and I figured, why not?

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Watch: 5 Quick & Easy Tips to Improve Your Writing

Hello all! Finals are finally over, meaning that Blogmas is going to get right back on schedule!

My hope with this video is to help even people who aren’t writers become better at written communication—especially since it’s important for every career field!

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Top 10 Editor Pet Peeves

Hi guys! Sorry I missed my blogmas post yesterday—finals week is super hectic! But I’m back today with another writing-related post for both fiction and nonfiction writers and authors: here’s what your editor does not want to see.

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20 Questions: Get to Know Me!

Hey everybody! I promised a Q&A a few months ago for my birthday and I hadn’t gotten around to it yet, but I figured, no time better than Blogmas! If you’re interested in getting to know the girl behind the blog a little bit more, then read on! Continue reading “20 Questions: Get to Know Me!”

Q&A: How to make money as a blogger, how to start writing professionally, etc.

Throughout my experience as a pretty successful freelance writer and blogger, I’ve gotten a ton of questions from you guys asking what I do and how I got here, and since I’ve been doing it for a year now, I figured I have some credentials to finally answer them.

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Blog-iversary Reflection!

Hey guys! I can’t believe I’ve already been blogging (and professionally writing) for a whole year! It’s been such a wonderful journey that I’m so excited to look back on today for the first day of Blogmas 2016!

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What To Do When You Aren’t Being Challenged in Your College Classes

I know, I know—this seems like a good problem to have. Why would someone want their college classes to be harder? Not everyone understands or agrees, but lately, I’ve been feeling totally bored.

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My Month in Review & October Favorites

Hey everyone! Can you believe that Halloween is already over? I was wearing shorts yesterday…in Virginia! This year has gone by so quickly, but I’m super excited for the leaves to keep changing and for autumn to be in full swing (because we all know that fall outfits are the cutest).

Firstly, I wanted to give a little update on what’s been going on in my life this past month—and so much awesome stuff has happened that I don’t know where to start!

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How to Prepare to Attend a Conference

Hi all! I’m blogging from Atlanta right now at this year’s College Media Association conference (which I am so thankful to my university for paying for me to attend!), and it’s been wonderful seeing so many other college bloggers, journalists, writers, and photographers all in one place.

This is by no means the first conference I have attended during my undergraduate experience—I’ve been to the Virginia Music Educators’ Association (VMEA) conference in Norfolk, Va., and the International Student Leadership Conference (ISLC) at James Madison University—but this was the furthest from my hometown (and my first ever experience on a commercial plane!). It took a lot of preparation to get ready for this extensive trip, and I know it can be totally daunting to someone who has never been to a conference before. That’s why I’m here to help!

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