Chapter Six: Tools of the Trade

In this quick but information-packed sixth chapter, we really sink our teeth into the essential tools that make the life of a freelance writer not just easier but more productive and professional.

I personally use every single one of these apps and tools, and I honestly wouldn’t be able to do my job as well as I do without them!

From word processors to project management apps, I’ll share breakdowns on what tools are out there, their benefits and drawbacks, and how to make them work for you in the freelance writing world.

So, let’s gear up and learn about the tools that can help you craft, edit, organize, and polish your freelance writing projects.

Topics Covered in This Chapter

  • Microsoft Word
  • Excel
  • Google Docs
  • Grammarly
  • ProWritingAid
  • Communication Apps (Trello, Asana, Monday, ClickUp, and Google Workspace)
  • WordPress
  • Plagiarism Checkers
  • ChatGPT
  • Accounting Software (Xero, QuickBooks, and PayPal)