FOR MANY YEARS NOW, I’ve written greeting card verses for Warner Press, an Indiana-based Christian publisher. I’m not on staff but am among freelancers submitting work for consideration. Lest you think penning verses is easy, it’s not. Originality counts. Quick, try to think of a (Christian) message that hasn’t been written before when wishing someone a happy birthday.
That all aside, I blogged earlier this year about writing greeting card verses and emailed a link to my editor at Warner Press. She asked to share the post, which eventually landed on the not-for-profit’s blog. I looked at the blog and noted a need for fresh content. Then I pitched my blogging skills, soon landing a spot among a team of bloggers.
Now, months into this freelance work, all is going well. Sometimes I generate ideas. Sometimes I get assignments. My experience as a book reviewer has aided me in writing product features for new releases. But mostly, my life experiences have woven into the blogging I do for Warner. I share my stories, adding a personal depth and warmth that connects to readers. My writing comes from a faith-based perspective. Truly this is an ideal fit for me, my writing skills and my values.
Please check out the posts I’ve written—from book features to posts about tech-free summer activities for kids to Father’s Day and more—by clicking here. There’s lots of great and informative content from other writers, too. Also check out the church supplies, kids’ books, ministry resources, boxed greeting cards and more by clicking here. I’m blessed and grateful to freelance for a company like Warner Press.
© Copyright 2018 Audrey Kletscher Helbling
This is a fun fact to learn about you…I read the two posts you suggested on Warner Press’s site. Very interesting and well done, as I expected! 😉
Thank you kindly, Valerie.
Thank you, Becky.
This is awesome! A great resource! Well done 🙂
Thank you, Kiandra. Nice to hear from you again.
I didn’t know you were doing that! Wonderful!
Great to hear about things like “tech free summer activities”.
Just goes to show, I don’t share everything here.
I’ve read all you mentioned above and then was searching for more. Another post came up (not one of yours) but another blessing to read. I’ve never thought to witness to the phone scammers. Think I’ll try it, too.
I thought that idea quite brilliant.
Thank you for checking out the Warner Press blog.
this does sound challenging keeping to a word count, trying to be creative and incorporating a Christian message. But I imagine you do quite well and lucky you to have this part time job.
To write for Warner rates as a blessing. Great folks to work with is an added bonus.
Ooh what a great opportunity? I will absolutely check out those links
I think you will find lots of valuable info packed into the posts by the Warner Press team of bloggers.
You never cease to amaze me with your creative writing and ideas. I hope Warner press know how lucky they are to have you.
Ah, thank you, Jackie.
I never thought about free lance work like this. You intrigue me, Audry… such a creative spirit you are!
Thank you, Lori. Sometimes one thing leads to another. God opens doors.
God has adorned you with an abundance of gifts.
Thank you for sharing them w/ us, my dear Audrey! xx
Ah, Kim, thank you.