Blog Archives

Free Databases on Subscription Genealogy Websites

Did you know most subscription-based genealogy websites make some of their databases available for free? They do this so you can get a taste of what using their site will be like. The databases they offer range from very narrowly

Tagged with: , , , , , ,
Posted in Genealogy/Family History, Writing and Editing

Personal Library Apps for Genealogists

Got a huge collection of genealogy books, as well as other books and movies? It might be time to consider using a personal library app to keep track of them. In the September 2016 Family Tree Magazine, my article in the

Tagged with: , , , , , ,
Posted in Genealogy/Family History, Writing and Editing

The Freelance Life: Newsletter Writing

Freelance writing is a career path that’s a mystery to most. The type of work you can do as a freelance writer has endless possibilities—from writing copy for ads and marketing brochures to writing articles for newsletters, websites, magazines, and

Tagged with: , ,
Posted in Writing and Editing

Build Your FamilySearch Tree Tutorial

If you’re looking for a place to house your family tree online, consider the FamilySearch Family Tree. This tool on the free genealogy giant website FamilySearch.org lets you build your family tree as part of a world tree, which allows

Tagged with: , , , , ,
Posted in Genealogy/Family History, Writing and Editing

A Year in the Life of a Freelance Writer and Editor

Last year, I wrote a blog post about the projects I worked on the prior year because I often get asked, “So you’re a freelancer. What do you really do?” This year, I’m continuing this new tradition of taking a

Tagged with: , , , , , , ,
Posted in Writing and Editing

7 Tips for Interviewing Sources Via Email

No matter what writing project I work on—an article for magazine, a blog post for a university website, or even researching to write a book—some sources just prefer to answer interview questions via email. While interviews in person or via

Tagged with: , , , , ,
Posted in Writing and Editing

Alumni Magazine Writing: The Value of a Liberal Arts Education

In the latest Mount Mary Magazine, the alumnae magazine for Mount Mary University in Milwaukee, I was asked to seek out research about the value of a liberal arts education and showcase in a magazine feature article how this particular institution

Tagged with: , , , , , ,
Posted in Writing and Editing