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What Every Freelancer Needs to Know: For Personal Well-being


Posted by Jessica Demarest on April 5, 2017

If you tuned into last week’s blog post, you know a few technical tips for getting started as a freelancer. But what’s often less talked about is how to actually take care of yourself while freelancing. How do you maintain healthy relationships with your clients? What about work-life balance? We’re not exactly life coaches, but


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What Every Freelancer Needs to Know: The Technical Stuff


Posted by Jessica Demarest on March 29, 2017

New to the freelancing world? Been here for a little while but still don’t really know what you’re doing? You’re not alone. Freelancing is a tricky business, especially if you’re new to the game. From invoices to contracts to scheduling to taxes—it can be a doozy. Your friends at CCPI know that, and quite a


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Playing in the Game of Exploitation


Posted by Kiera Hufford on March 22, 2017

Writing can be a dangerous business—especially when you’re inexperienced. Young writers are hungry for exposure and for opportunities to make themselves known, and I’ll openly admit that I’m no exception. Seeing my name in a byline is satisfying, no matter where the piece is published, and it’s a feeling I haven’t gotten tired of.  


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Book Design 101


Posted by Emma Reed on March 15, 2017

Book design has been an ongoing art since the Middle Ages, and it continues to grow and evolve even now in the twentieth century. It is ever-important as we are bombarded by more and more imagery every day. How can an author have their book stand out on a shelf with hundreds of other books


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Champlain Writer’s Newsletter


Posted by Kiera Hufford on March 13, 2017

Welcome to the Champlain Writer’s newsletter! Each edition features a new selection of places to submit, tools for writers, and prompts (for those suffering from the dreaded writer’s block). Check out the upcoming events to see what’s happening on or around campus.   Where Can I Submit My Work?   Some of the featured magazines


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How Corporate Buyouts Become a Diversity Issue


Posted by Elise Price on March 8, 2017

Last year, Ashgate Publishing officially closed after it was bought out by the larger company Informa, owner of the Taylor & Francis publishing house, in 2015.   The company opened its doors in 1967 and was based in the United Kingdom, with an office in London as well as a US-based office in Burlington, Vermont.


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The Unique Position of Our Generation


Posted by Kiera Hufford on March 1, 2017

Self-publishing is on the rise. Brick-and-mortar stores are going out of business. Amazon and ebooks are becoming more popular. Already-established authors are having trouble getting novels published the traditional way and are searching for new options. So what does all this mean for us up-and-coming writers?   Because of the advancements in technology, authors can


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When Publishing Really Gets Collaborative: Crowdfunding for Writers


Posted by Elise Price on February 22, 2017

As a college senior studying writing and publishing, I’ve spent much of the past four years weighing the benefits and drawbacks of traditional and self-publishing. Which is more cost-effective? How long does either process take? Which experience is more fulfilling as a first-time author? Sometimes, it seems like there are too many questions to count,


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Dear Professors: Choose Open Textbooks, Please


Posted by Jessica Demarest on February 15, 2017

I love getting new books. New textbooks, though? Those are another story. And it’s not just because I don’t find them as interesting as the books I might read for pleasure; it’s because textbooks are, for the most part, outrageously priced.   The College Board suggests that college students budget about $1,200 a year just


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Champlain Writer’s Newsletter


Posted by Kiera Hufford on February 13, 2017

Welcome to the Champlain Writer’s newsletter! Each edition features a new selection of places to submit, tools for writers, and prompts (for those suffering from the dreaded writer’s block). Check out the upcoming events to see what’s happening on or around campus.   Where Can I Submit My Work?   Some of the featured magazines