From The Guide to Wrangling Freelancers: Sweet Talk the Talent by Showing Appreciation

Compliments seem like a good idea, but don’t always work out as planned. Some people view compliments with suspicion; others are mildly allergic to them. I like them when they seem real, but when they devolve into flattery, I find them irritating. When I say that in wrangling freelancers we need to sweet talk the talent, […]

How to Get the Best from Item Writers

Many years ago, I was a development manager at a Great Big Huge Test Publishing Company. I’ve already told the story of how I began as a temp employee in hand-scoring, as so many recruits to the test publishing industry do. Armed with my book-learnin’ and a new but hardly marketable M.A. in English, emphasis […]