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The Writing Clip: Proof That You Can Do the Job

An online devotional for writers

A Word From The Word

You have been faithful in handling this small amount, so now I will give you many more responsibilities. (Matthew 25:21, NLT)

A Word For Writers

A writing clip is a sample of your articles, copywriting, or other content writing.

The Writing Clip: an online #devotional for writers with Word Wise at Nonprofit Copywriter #FreelanceWriting #ChristianWriting

Clips are proof that you can do the job. A strong clip or two show that you can be entrusted to use words well on behalf a prospective client.

“No one wants to pay for a big ol’ question mark,” says editor Kate Sullivan. “Publishers and editors need to know that you can write the way their publication demands, whether that’s formal, conversational, technical, or funny.”

A writing clip demonstrates that you are capable of handling a project. Jesus explains this principle in the Parable of the Three Servants. Here, a master entrusted portions of his resources to each of three employees and discovered that two servants worked hard to maximize what had been entrusted to them. The third servant did not.

The first two proved they could do good work, even with a small project. Now, the master could trust them with larger projects.

A writing opportunity is like the small project offered to each of the Three Servants. When handled professionally – well researched, carefully written, and scrupulously proofed – the opportunity produces a strong writing clip, regardless of the publication’s scope or client’s size. 

The clip is proof that you can be entrusted with more opportunities to write for others.

A Wise Word

A writing clip demonstrates that you can be entrusted with a writing project.

A Word To Pray

Heavenly Father,

Thank you for all the writing opportunities you give me, whether I’ve sought out those chances or you’ve placed them in my lap. Others have entrusted their stories to me. Help me to do my best work in every situation, no matter how large or small.

In Jesus’s name, Amen.


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