About Anne Janzer

Anne Janzer is a professional writer who has worked with more than one hundred technology companies. She is author of the books The Writer’s Process and Subscription Marketing.

She enjoys working with writers to improve their processes and help them bring new books into the world. Follow her posts at annejanzer.com.

Finding the Time to Write a Book

:: Thinking of writing a book? There are many compelling reasons to do so. Writing a book can transform a career, opening up new possibilities and expanding your reach. Perhaps you’ve learned a thing or two in the course of your career and want to share that wisdom with others. By the time you’ve accumulated the wisdom to share in a book, you’re often busy doing whatever you’re good at. Unless you plan to pen a post-career memoir, you may not feel you have time to write a book. There’s … [Read more...]

Putting Your Inner Team to Work

Consultants and solopreneurs are, by nature, pretty self-sufficient people.  But we don’t always call on all of our resources when we need them.  When faced with tough decisions, new opportunities or potential conflict, we often fall back on behavior patterns that can limit our success. This is the topic of Erica Ariel Fox’s Winning from Within: A Breakthrough Method for Leading, Living and Lasting Change.  Although she frames the discussion around business negotiations, it’s relevant to many … [Read more...]

Consulting Contract Hurdles

One of the challenges of consulting is navigating the path to getting paid by clients.  Once you win the business, there’s the matter of actually getting a check cut.  And that process varies widely with different businesses. Here are 6 contractual ‘hurdles’ I’ve been asked to clear in the course of my consulting career: (Disclaimer: These requests typically come from the legal department rather than the people I work with.  My clients are wonderful people.  Also, the larger the company, … [Read more...]

Surprising Trends in Consulting Compensation

The Women In Consulting team has just finished crunching the numbers from the latest WIC Compensation Best Practices Annual Survey.  And, ahead of the final report, here’s the advanced scoop on this year’s research: revenues are up, but profitability is down.   If you’re not familiar with it, every year Women In Consulting does its annual Best Practices in Compensation survey for consultants.  This survey reveals the overall trends in consulting revenues and compensation, as well as … [Read more...]

What Consultants Need to Know about Gmail’s Tabbed Inbox

Many consultants and small businesses rely on email newsletters to market their businesses to clients and prospects.  If this sounds like you, you might be concerned about the new ‘Promotions’ tab in Gmail.  By default, Gmail will now put your opt-in email newsletters under a Promotions tab instead of the Primary inbox. The industry is talking about and researching these changes daily.  MarketingProfs* has published a series of articles on the Gmail changes, including the optimistic … [Read more...]

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