To do good writing, read good writing. Here’s the good writing I’ve been reading this week:
Feds, states will work together to halt wage violations (Minneapolis Star Tribune and The Associated Press) – Nine states and the Internal Revenue Service are teaming up with the U.S. Labor Department to target employers who mislabel workers as independent contractors – aka freelancers – to avoid paying overtime, taxes and unemployment insurance and violating other wage-and-hour laws.
The long tale (Columbia Journalism Review) – Ebooklets breath new life into long-form journalism.
Tech tools for writers:
Yuuze.com – After I published yesterday’s post on what freelancers should wear to work, this website contacted me. Enter your gender, preferred type of attire (business casual, dressy, etc.) and Zip code this social-media advertising website spits out a bunch of options for clothes and accessories. Looks like it’s still in beta and available by invitation only.
Muuter.com – Invite Twitter followers to use this to to temporarily mute your tweets during twitter chat.