Some potential clients require strange formats

One was a King James Bible website (I prefer the King James but know of wonderful people who use other versions) and another is a site where you use keywords and write detailed articles. The Bible site wanted trivia questions written in an Excel document while the other client wants files written in an .rtf document. Others insist on .pdf.

Perhaps I’m stuck in the 1990s, but what on earth is wrong with a Microsoft Word format? Or how about just copying and pasting the text into an e-mail and sending?

If anyone can, please feel free to enlighten me.

Richard Zowie has been a professional writer since 2000. He’s been a journalist, columnist, blogger, copy writer and even fiction writer. Post comments below or e-mail richardzowie@gmail.com.

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My Writer’s Digest subscription has been renewed!

Jane Friedman

A very special, grateful, humble “Thank you” goes to Jane Friedman, the publisher of Writer’s Digest. After reading my earlier blog post about how I wasn’t able at this time to renew my subscription to her magazine, she then e-mailed me and offered me a complimentary, one-year subscription renewal!

This generosity was very unexpected (I’d actually made my posting more to chronicle what’s going on in my writing life) but is very appreciated.

Again, thank you for your nice gift, Ms. Friedman! I think of it as a birthday present (I’ll turn 37 in February). What I will probably do is take the tax return money I’d planned to use to renew my subscription to instead upgrade to the VIP program.

Richard Zowie has been a professional writer since 2000. He’s been a journalist, columnist, blogger, copy writer and even fiction writer. Post comments below or e-mail richardzowie@gmail.com.