When you hear the word “expert,” you might think of someone like Surya Bonaly, the only figure skater in the world who has successfully landed a backflip on one skate. Maybe you think of LeBron James, who was drafted for the NBA straight out of high school, or Yo-Yo Ma, who started learning the cello at age four and performed in front of two US presidents by age five.
With examples like these, you might have a hard time thinking of yourself as an expert in any field. But as a freelance writer, you’re often expected to sound like an expert on any given subject—a mean feat to pull off when you want to write as many articles as possible, as quickly as possible. [Read more…]