Tools and Reviews

Review: Billing Boss

Jun 23rd, 2010 | By Allison | Category: Freelance Writing, Tools and Reviews

Paperwork is the bane of my existence. There are days when I just want to shout “I’m a writer, not a freakin’ secretary!!!” on the top of my lungs because I’m so frustrated with the amount of paperwork and record-keeping on my plate. Several months ago, I hate the chance to check out Billing Boss, [...]



iPhone Apps for Writers Costing $1 or Less

Apr 22nd, 2010 | By Allison | Category: Freelance Writing, Tools and Reviews

I don’t have an iPhone. I’m not a cell phone technology type of person; my trusty standby, which I’ve had for nearly four years, works just fine. I know a lot of you guys and gals have them though, and I do understand why. For a writer on the go, a phone that does more [...]



Why You Should Use Flickr for Stock Images

Mar 25th, 2010 | By Allison | Category: Freelance Writing, Tools and Reviews

When I wrote at Bizzia, I did a post about how it isn’t fair to upload pictures to Flickr without understanding your licensing options, and then persecuting others for using your pictures. Basically, I had received a really nasty email from someone who had uploaded his pictures under a creative commons license, but then got [...]



Why Your Journalism Professor Sucks

Mar 19th, 2010 | By Allison | Category: Featured, Freelance Writing, Tools and Reviews

College is an odd bird for writers. When I go back and read pieces I wrote in high school, I’m sometimes a bit embarrassed for myself. There’s a lot I had to learn about writing, even though I received a lot of praise from teachers at the time.
So college taught me those things, right?
Erm. Not [...]