Author Spotlight – tessrow
Today we have another entry in our series of Author Spotlights! Today’s author is tessrow, a prolific author who’s been writing quality content on our platform since 2009.
We are keeping our eyes peeled for future spotlights, so keep on working hard- you might be next!
Author Spotlight #5: Get to know tessrow
Tell us a bit about yourself. (hobbies, interests, etc.)
I am an avid reader of fiction and nonfiction. I especially love science-based fiction and nonfiction. I also play video games and enjoy long walks with my two dogs.
I started writing for Textbroker in August 2009. I don’t remember exactly where I heard of the site, but I’m sure it was through an online ad or blog.
What is your current star level?
What is your favorite book or blog? Why?
I love “All the King’s Men” for its insights into the human condition. For fun, I read “Good Omens” every year or so. It’s just delightful.
I think there are three cardinal rules to follow when writing for Textbroker:
- Be nice. It costs you nothing to be polite and to treat clients with courtesy. All of us were new to content creation at one point. Being willing to offer helpful advice can pay off in repeat orders and solid relationships with outstanding clients.
- Do your best. Even if it takes a little more time, your clients will appreciate your extra efforts on their behalf.
- Be honest. If you don’t feel you can do a subject justice, simply say so. This will help you avoid quality issues that could cost you a steady client.
In your opinion, how does an author get the most out of his or her Textbroker experience?
I have been really fortunate to find the best clients and the most interesting topics for the content I create. If you treat your clients the way you would want to be treated in the same situation, I think you will build relationships that can last. This can make it easy to achieve your financial goals while ensuring that you have a positive writing experience.
Try to improve your skills and knowledge in some way every day. Part of that process is valuing yourself and your work appropriately. Your direct order rate should be a reflection of the quality of your content. Underselling your services is a sure way to work harder for less money.
We’d like to give a special thank you to tessrow for taking part in this month’s Author Spotlight. Stay tuned for upcoming interviews with exemplary authors! If you have questions you’d like us to include in next month’s Spotlight, send them to [email protected].