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Creating Your Personal Brand as a Writer

Branding. We hear that word a lot nowadays. The first thing you probably think of is graphic design or big corporations. However, writers (now more than ever) also need to consider building their personal brands as they begin to put their work out in the world.   The word branding is used widely today, and […]

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Ask Yourself: Do We Really Need Small Presses?

Small presses—otherwise known as indie publishers—are a lot of people’s go-to for their first novel, anthology, etc. Why? Because it’s hard to get a deal with one of the Big Five. They have to see potential in you as an author and, frankly, it’s a little intimidating—especially since they’re known to give unprecedented multi-million dollar […]

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So You Want To Be A Copyeditor… Or Developmental Editor… Or Proofreader?

When I first began editing, I used the word as a blanket term for pretty much anything I did. Corrected some spelling? Editing. Reworded a sentence that didn’t contain parallel structure? Editing. Commented to the author that I’d like to see more of a minor character who I thought could be important later on? Editing. […]

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Join Us for the Return of the Willard & Maple Cabaret

As a senior, I remember—as I hope many other Professional Writing majors my age do—a little something that happened two years ago: the Willard & Maple Cabaret.   A cultivator of the Champlain College creative community, the event featured everything from poetry reading, to prose reading, to live music, to improv comedy; I wouldn’t even be […]

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

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

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

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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Champlain Writer’s Newsletter

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

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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