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It's no secret that those who communicate best tend to do better in their work. Why would it be any different while communicating in writing? According to a recent study of Elance professionals, better writers earn better pay across the board.  


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Great Blogs

Lee Goldberg, A Writer's Life

Lee's a writer, producer, all 'round renaissance man when it comes to writing. Like Monk? He wrote scripts and writes the accompanying novels. Did so for Diagnosis, Murder, too.


He broke into Hollywood with his Spencer for Hire script, and has been on fire from there.


I love his blog, A Writer's Life. I think you willl, too.


Check it out!

Read his full bio on Google.

Susan B. Weiner Investment Writing

Writer-editor Susan Weiner, CFA, helps writers increase the impact of their writing. I especially love her blog. 


Here's a taste: Momentum Tricks for Bloggers, by Laura Laing, guest blogger

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Jennifer Nelson, author, journalist


Jennifer is not only a great writer, but she's also a great friend. I'm proud to say that she has published her first book, Airbrushed Nation: Inside the Perfumed Pages of the Women's Magazine Industry, an unabashed peek into the women's glossies.


Learn more about Jennifer and her incredible career on her site at


Buy her book on the Books page of her web site or on leading e-bookstore sites such as, and definitely, follow her blog.

Chrissy Das, journalist, blogger, editor


Chrissy is a Jacksonville, Florida-based fellow freelancer (and good friend) who writes and edits content for newsletters, blogs, and business Web sites (among other things). Her new site,, which she created, has some great samples of her work, describes her services, and features her blog.

Anissa R. Nierenberger, RPR, CRR, CBC


Anissa Nierenberger, RPR, CRR, CBC, is a successful businesswoman who just happens to hail from my hometown. Family neighbor to my brother's best friend in their younger years, we met through him when Anissa decided to add editor to her repertoire. A bit more than five years on, I am fortunate to claim her as a dear friend.


My friend began her captioning career in 1992. Within a year after she graduated from court reporting school, she began captioning for TV stations across the U.S. and Canada.


Anissa founded Dictionary Jumpstart, Inc., in 2000. Her company’s dictionary-building software has helped hundreds of reporters improve their dictionaries and allowed reporters to ease into different areas of reporting, including captioning and CART. She has also published the “Drug Speller,” which is in its fifth year of publication and is updated annually. The book, which is a wonderful resource to medical professionals and writers as well as captioners, provides correct spellings for thousands of pharaceuticals, current and out-of-production.


NCRA has approved five of the eight Dictionary Jumpstart (DJ) modules for PDCs.


Anissa is the president-elect of MAPCR (Michigan Association of Professional Court Reporters) and has been a member of NCRA for 20-plus years. She has presented seminars on realtime, captioning, dictionary building, and Dictionary Jumpstart to state associations, workshops, and schools across the country.


For realtime reporters, an up-to-date dictionary in tip-top shape is a must. Whether a newbie or novice, DJ can help build, clean up, and enhance dictionaries. A reporter’s realtime is only as good as his/her dictionary. With realtime becoming the standard in the reporting industry, it’s time to hop on the bandwagon and secure your reporting future.


Learn more about Anissa, her company, and find her products for sale on her web site.


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