Why Paying Attention To Linkedin Groups Can Be A Good Idea

by Anne Wayman

Linkedin for freelance writersA lot of what goes on in Linkedin discussion groups makes me crazy. I unsubscribe in a hurry when things get negative.

I have found, however, that it is worthwhile spending some time finding groups that interest you.

For example, it won’t surprise anyone that I’m a member of the Ghostwriters Worldwide there.

Low and behold fellow member Claudia Suzanne, who owns Wambtac Communications and offers a ghostwriting certification, is looking for manuscripts for her students to evaluate. Here’s part of what her post says:

All submissions must be unpublished. No problem if they’ve been rejected numerous times: my students will figure out why and how to correct whatever problems you’re not seeing.

Please email me directly at [email protected] Thank you!

I think if I had a manuscript, particularly one that had been rejected several times, I might give this a try – knowing that the comments received might not be magic, but at least the readers would be focused.

If you give this a try I’d like to hear about it, good, bad or whatever.

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Nicky Parry July 11, 2011 at 1:36 pm

LinkedIn is such a great resource for freelancers, and for all small business owners likely. I listen to a career advice show on satellite radio, & LinkedIn is always cited as being the Number 1 route for either finding work, or being found. It definitely pays to have that profile completed – I know I’ve made lots of really useful connections there so far.
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Megan Collins Quinlan July 11, 2011 at 3:06 am

Thanks for this Anne. I have just entered the world of Linkedin and am still finding my way around.this is the second post I have read today which has talked about how useful it can be. I will definitely take a closer inspection today – I have put it on the list…

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Claudia Suzanne July 8, 2011 at 3:50 pm

Thank you again, Anne. You are contributing to the education of transitioning professionals who want to launch new and lucrative careers!

Claudia

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annew July 10, 2011 at 6:44 pm

You’re welcome Claudia.

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