The Language Exchange Community: An Ode to Livemocha

What is one thing that unites the human species — aside from the internet? It’s language. As human beings, we use words to express thoughts and evoke emotion. And when you have a language learning platform that breaks down physical borders and has the...

Avoid These Publishing Rip-Offs

Publishing is a risky business. Whether you opt for self-publishing or score a deal with a Big Five publisher, there is no guarantee that you will win lots of sales in the end. In an industry where going it all alone can be overwhelming and yet finding a publisher can...

Why I Don’t Work for “Exposure” as a Copywriter

A few days ago, I received a call from a prospective client asking me what I would charge to write some short, industry-related posts for his blog. When I gave him a quote, he balked and said he couldn’t afford it. I thought about the conversation afterwards. Could I...