mcmorgan + freelancing   40

Embedded in Academia : Open Proposals (or: Take My Idea — Please)
Ah, sanity in a good argument for OER, CC, and even copyleft. Not sure I buy into the warrants (based a little too much on free market capitalist beliefs - although the argument points to sharing), but I'll grant them for the argument.
OER  sanity  sense  CreavtiveCommons  freelancing 
august 2011 by mcmorgan
Content Strategy: The Philosophy of Data - Boxes and Arrows: The design behind the design
by Rachel Lovinger. Early piece on content strategy and thinking about difference between copy and content
wcw  content_strategy  copywriting  design  IA  marketing  ux  freelancing  writing 
november 2010 by mcmorgan
The Shadow Scholar - The Chronicle Review - The Chronicle of Higher Education
Freelancers. Make xtra $$ at home on your spare time. Paper pirates are pricey. Let's keep it that way.
freelancing  cheating  fyc 
november 2010 by mcmorgan
Shirky: Broadcast Institutions, Community Values
"The order of things in broadcast is "filter, then publish." The order in communities is "publish, then filter." If you go to a dinner party, you don't submit your potential comments to the hosts, so that they can tell you which ones are good enough to air before the group, but this is how broadcast works every day. Writers submit their stories in advance, to be edited or rejected before the public ever sees them. Participants in a community, by contrast, say what they have to say, and the good is sorted from the mediocre after the fact."
publishing2.0  socialpractices  editing  filters  freelancing 
march 2010 by mcmorgan
if:book: reading vs writing
a response to Ted Genoways "The Death of Fiction?""We could buy books directly from authors whenever possible so that they're getting a more just cut. We need to re-conceptualize how we think about exchange and consumption. "
publishing2.0  literature  reading  freelancing 
january 2010 by mcmorgan » Dear publishers: It’s not too late to get a clue!
A few anecdotes about publishers malingering in the pre-digital age. Inky hubris. Makes the alternative of print on demand look good. "Publisher friends, I tell you this because I am your friend; I value your contribution and I like you. I want to work with you. But this is an intervention. You need to look at writers and illustrators as partners and collaborators and treat them as such. It’s time to step up in a spirit of partnership, "
publishing  publishing2.0  freelancing  books  book_culture 
september 2009 by mcmorgan :: Time for newspapers to abandon the 'ought' factor
These bloggers don't see themselves as journalists and don't see themselves as having a 'role'.

Yet, their readerships rival those of many newspapers and they make their livings directly or indirectly from online publications.
en3177  citizenjournalism  freelancing  blogging 
january 2009 by mcmorgan
What the Freetard Photo book tells us [printer-friendly] * The Register
Register takes a cynical slant on self-publishing, holding tightly to the professional niche: "Copyrights are for professionals, Creative Commons is for amateurs seeking a niche for unmarketable work."
freelancing  selfpublishing  publicauthoring 
january 2009 by mcmorgan
Matt Thommes / matthom
Weblogs and Wiki: Pay Matt's site a visit.
blogger  blog  freelancing  publishing2.0 
december 2008 by mcmorgan
Matt Thommes / Beat writer's block with email drafts, Twitter
Some techniques based on the characteristics of Twitter and email: spontaneity and impulsiveness.
en3177  blogging  freelancing  writersblock 
december 2008 by mcmorgan
Welcome - PenguinWiki
Penguin publishers sponsors a wiki novel
freelancing  wiki  literature 
may 2008 by mcmorgan
gapingvoid: free cartoons as "social objects"
Nice blog post about how hugh sees and sets his use permissions. See the work as social object rather than hoarded possession and you change the relationship between object and viewer, object and creator
freelancing  copyright  socialpractices  attention_economy  web2.0 
may 2008 by mcmorgan
Readers Not Wanted: Student Writers Fight to Keep Their Work Off the Web -
wants to require those students, like others at West Virginia, to submit their writing projects electronically
publishing  freelancing  academic  scholarship2.0 
may 2008 by mcmorgan
Say It All in Six Words
A perenial, this time frm the N Yorker. Your bio in 6 words on a nametag, twitter, gravatar
freelancing  writing  books  blogging 
march 2008 by mcmorgan
if:book: borders self-publishing and the idea of vanity
Borders, in partnership with, has launched a comprehensive personal publishing platform.
books  vanitypress  freelancing  publishing  selfpublishing 
february 2008 by mcmorgan
Thinkery: The Blogger's Audience Is Always A Fiction
When I write for school or for publication, I construct a faceless, mass audience. ... When writing for a market, the audience is already formed. Blogging audiences seem to work the other way around: you write in your own strange, crooked way, and then p
blogging  freelancing  en3177  blogs 
february 2008 by mcmorgan
Shawn Blanc » MarsEdit: Helping the Personal Publishing Revolution
Shawn gets in close again and persuades me that MarsEdit is worth another look. Both a good review and a solid example of what approaching a review with a blog is about: closer than any other publication
blog  blogging  wordpress  web  freelancing  review 
february 2008 by mcmorgan
Battling Bloggers Block
from A *very* extensive posting worth returning to.
blog  blogging  en3177  writing  professional  freelancing 
december 2007 by mcmorgan
Shawn Blanc » Freelancing-101
A category and series on freelancing with a weblog, managing work using web2.0 tools and approaches.
en3177  freelancing  web2.0 
december 2007 by mcmorgan
Is The Net Good For Writers? - 10 Zen Monkeys
RU Sirius starts with Clay Shirky on the spread of literacy, and a string of men (no women represented here) weigh in. The discussion's open.
web2.0  journalism  literacy  freelancing  writing  blogging 
october 2007 by mcmorgan
Woo Them with Words: Hunting for the Hit Headline
What hits and what misses is going to depend on the rhetorical situation, but here's a short heuristic for getting started on making good chocies.
techwriting  journalism  freelancing 
august 2007 by mcmorgan
Make Money Online ProBlogger Blog Tips
Good advice and exercises for freelancers. The number of comments suggest ProBlogger has a regular following.
blog  blogging  blogs  freelancing  marketing 
july 2007 by mcmorgan
55 Essential Articles Every Serious Blogger Should Read | Entrepreneurial Blog of Matt Huggins
These really are essential readings for practical bloggers: a workshop in a link list.
en3177  blogs  blogging  freelancing 
july 2007 by mcmorgan
Keep Yourself Organized with a Blog Binder
Mixing paper and screen. Everyone's gettng organized these days.
blogging  blogs  freelancing  en3177 
july 2007 by mcmorgan
BBC NEWS | Technology | Are my online friends for real?
Outsource your network. Auntie Bee reports that social network ghosts can earn £1,000 a month.
blogging  Facebook  socialnetworking  freelancing 
july 2007 by mcmorgan
if:book: do bloggers dream of electrifying text?
m an English graduate. I like the physicality of books, the way you can annotate them, the way they start conversations or act as a currency among friends. But I feel deeply that the print industry is out of step with the contemporary cultural landscape,
en3177  writing  erhetoric  authorship  author2.0  freelancing 
december 2006 by mcmorgan
We Are Smarter Than Me: Home
a Great Experiment in collective authorship, overseen by editors, and written by invite.
wiki  web2.0  publishing  freelancing 
november 2006 by mcmorgan
Successful Blog - 9 + 1 Things Every Reader Wants from a Writer
most of her points focus on establishing a relationship with a reader - deciding on the role the writer wants the reader to play - and how to help the reader play that role.
blogging  writing  en3177  freelancing  tips 
june 2006 by mcmorgan

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