Estherschindler commented on the following stories on BizSugar
You lost me at "When you are hiring freelance writers, you want someone who has a good command of the English language; someone with a relevant college degree. Of course, it depends on your particular needs and business, but a diploma in writing, communications, or something related is usually a plus." I've hired dozens of freelance writers in the last 20 years. A degree is wholly irrelevant. The ONLY thing that matters is their experience and their skill."
Well I wouldn't say MOST. I'm connected to about 1400 people, and I know probably 800 of them in person (even if fleetingly so, such as "sat next to each other during lunch at a conference). Another 200 by reputation (the biz equivalent of "friend of a friend," where we clearly have something in common, such as a PR person in the field I cover). The rest are people who are sort-of-interesting, such as someone who is in the same LI group I am; for instance, I posted a long message in a group for freelance writers and suddenly a lot of writers want to connect with me. Even if not all of them are people I'd go out of my way to have coffee with. The spam would-be connections are few and far between!"
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