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The Savvy Scribe

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The Savvy Scribe, a podcast for savvy nurse writers and creatives who want to grow a profitable freelance writing business. Hear some stories about life and entrepreneurship from your host, Janine Kelbach RNC-OB, and her guests. Each episode is jam-packed with actionable tips in growing your busines… read more

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Episode 199: How to Market Your Writing Services on TikTok By Showcasing Your Personality

January 31st, 2023


Listen to this new episode of The Savvy Scribe Podcast and learn how easy and fun it can be to create short-form videos on Tiktok to sell your writing services.

About the Guest:

Aubree is a freelancer and host of the …

Episode 198: Creating Your Author Bio

January 24th, 2023


Is creating an author bio something you struggle with? While you’re thinking about it way too much, it’s almost a reason not to keep going forward. But worry no more. Listen in as Janine gives her expert tips!

Key points …

Episode 197: How to Deliver a White Glove Client Experience That Retains Clients and Increases Referrals With Jackie Sunga

January 17th, 2023


So, how do you deliver a white-glove experience that retains clients and increases referrals? Tune in to this new episode of The Savvy Scribe Podcast as I and my guest, Jackie Sunga discussed copywriting and more!

Key …

Episode 196: Pitching is NOT Impossible – How to Get a Byline in a Publication You Love With Amber Petty

January 10th, 2023


How do you get a byline and the interest of the editors in a publication you love? Let’s hear some tips from my guest, Amber Petty!

Key points in this episode:

– Amber shares how she got into freelance writing rather than …

Episode 195: What Documents Should I Have Handy to Save Myself Time When I Get Hired On?

January 3rd, 2023


Nothing feels better than when your contract is signed and your client is ready to go forward with work! How can we make ourselves look stellar from the start? By having documents ready to go, the client can move faster …

Episode 194: 5 Ways to Prevent and Combat Freelance Burnout

December 27th, 2022


Freelancing can bring a lot of advantages but can it can be challenging, too. Listen in as my guest, Laura Briggs shares her tips on how to prevent freelance burnout so you can enjoy your work!

About Laura Briggs

Laura …

Episode 193: How to Find Sources for Your Content Writing

December 20th, 2022


Finding evidence-based research to use in our writing is essential for standing out in the health writing space. Knowing how to find sources to help patients distinguish real information pertinent to their diagnosis can …

Episode 192: 3 Time and Money-Saving Ghostwriting Tips With Dr. Cindy Childress

December 13th, 2022


Today’s episode is about ghostwriting tips with my guest, award-winning book writer, Dr. Cindy Childress. If you’d love to consider this niche, join us to hear her 3 time and money-saving tips today!

About the Guest:

Dr. …

Episode 191: Should I Use a Script for My Discovery Calls?

December 6th, 2022


There are a lot of resources out there for introverts who need to sell (and you will if you want clients), but for today’s episode, I am going to …

Episode 190: What Should I Put Inside My Contracts?

November 29th, 2022


Today, we’re talking about things you should put in your contracts. If you’re a member of the Plan, Produce, Profit course, you’ve heard me talk …

Episode 189: Why Every Business Needs a Website With Thomas Uzuegbunem

November 22nd, 2022


Today, we’re talking about why every business needs a website. My guest, Thomas Uzuegbunem, joins us today in this exciting episode of The Savvy …

Episode 188: How to Manage Time When It's Hard to Do

November 15th, 2022


You can manage time even if it’s hard to do. Yes, you heard it right, it’s really hard to do, but you can! Let’s dive into this episode and grab some tips on how to manage time as a writer that you can implement this …

Episode 187: Finding Ideal Clients That Fit You

November 8th, 2022


The common question I get from writers is, “how do I find clients?” I’ll be tackling this topic in this episode today, but then I want you to think of another question that you have to answer first. That is, “who are my …

Episode 186: The Building Blocks of a Profitable White Labeling Career With Lizzy Colombo

November 1st, 2022


If you are looking to do freelancing, then this episode is perfect for you! My today’s guest, Lizzy Colombo, is sharing with us the benefits of a …

Episode 185: 3 Ways to Write From the Inside Out With Aureal Williams

October 25th, 2022


You’re going to love our new episode today! Aureal Williams joins us to share three ways to write from the inside out, so tune in and get some tips …

Episode 184: Should I Put My Pricing on My Website?

October 18th, 2022


As many of you know, I started my freelance journey back in 2013. I did a LOT of research. I googled everything, followed people that were doing what …

Episode 183: Research and The Right Way to Do It With Katie Momo

October 11th, 2022


Today, we’re talking about research! Our guest, Katie, joins us today to discuss how research can help speed up your writing and the right way to do it.

About Katie Momo

Katie Momo is a copywriter for online courses and …

Episode 182: SEO Basics and 5 SEO Writing Tips With Drashti Shah

October 4th, 2022


Curious about SEO writing and strategies? We’ve got Drashti with us today to discuss more about the basics of SEO and how to incorporate it to …

Episode 181: The Business of Educating Writers With Jennie Nash

September 27th, 2022


Ever wonder if writing a book fits you? Or have you thought of educating writers using your skill in writing? Book coach Jennie Nash is here with us today to share her tips and resources for our book coach and book …

Episode 180: How many discovery calls do I need?

September 20th, 2022


We recently did an in-depth workshop about reaching out to potential clients on linked in and my students were asking how many discovery calls they  need in order to get a client.

Friends, it’s a numbers game. Curious to …

Episode 179: How to Approach Discovery Calls

September 13th, 2022


In this episode, we’ll talk about the steps to approach discovery calls and ways to overcome the anxiety behind it!

Listen to these episodes in case you missed these topics related to our discussion for today which is …

Episode 178: How to Introduce Email Marketing Service to Your Clients (Email Marketing Part 3) With Rob and Kennedy

September 6th, 2022


If we have some freelance writing clients, we often introduce our brand to our clients by telling them  who we serve and who our audiences are. But how can we start to introduce email marketing if we’d like to add this …

Episode 177: Why People are Reported as Spam (Email Marketing Part 2) With Rob and Kennedy

August 30th, 2022


Email Marketing Heroes, Rob and Kennedy, join us again to continue the conversation about email marketing.  They were with us as well in our membership group where we did an entire 90 minutes workshop about email …

Episode 176: Email Marketing With Email Marketing Heroes Robin and Kennedy

August 23rd, 2022


What is Email Marketing?

Email marketing is about nurturing a relationship and building it up step by step and a trust of you, a trust of your …

Episode 175: Creating a Potential Client List

August 16th, 2022


If you’re building a business, having a potential client list is one thing we focus on. So, if you’re part of the Savvy Nurse Writer group, it is something we also tackle in our group coaching calls and when we create …

Episode 174: The Process of Writing a Book With Julie Cunningham

August 9th, 2022


In this episode with my guest, Julie Cunningham, you will learn the process of writing a book that you can also implement into what you want to do as …

Episode 173: WHERE and HOW to Start a Passive Income Business as a Nurse With BriAnne Bell

August 2nd, 2022


This episode for you if:

  • You’re a nurse who loves your job, and you just want to add an extra stream of income
  • You’re a nurse who is just totally burnt …

Episode 172: How to Simplify Content Creation With Jen Liddy

July 26th, 2022


Do you want to take the “Ugh” out of content creation? Today, we have Jen Liddy to share strategies to “easify” or simplify and make content creation …

Episode 171: How to Get Started With Freelance Writing - Back to Basics

July 19th, 2022


Let’s get back to the basics! In this episode, Janine discussed the framework of the Plan, Produce, Profit that she used to help her fellow nurses …

Episode 170: How to Use 15 Hours a Week to Build a Side Hustle or Business With Deanna Gillingham

July 12th, 2022


Are you trying to go from employee to entrepreneur? Then this episode is for you! Join me and my friend, Deanna Gillingham of The Stay at Home Nurse podcast, as we talk about how we use 15 hours a week to build our side …

Episode 169: How to Sell With Love & Authenticity on a Sales Call (and Triple Your Close Rate) With Kendra Perry

July 5th, 2022


Kendra is here with us today to discuss selling with love and authenticity in a sales call.

About Kendra Perry

Kendra is a former multiple 6-figure …

Episode 168: How Do I Pick a Topic to Write About?

June 28th, 2022


We’re having this new episode again today where I will give you tips on picking a topic to write about.

Key points discussed in this episode:

  • How to …

Episode 167: Habits to Set You Up for Success with Tammy Johnston

June 21st, 2022


In today’s podcast, we are joined by Tammy Johnston, a business coach with over 20 years of experience under her belt. The best person to talk to (and listen to) about habits to set you up for success! 

About Tammy …

Episode 166: 5 Ways to Stay Motivated While Working Remotely

June 14th, 2022


Sometimes, it’s hard to stay motivated. If you feel like you are losing your focus on achieving your goals, listen in as Janine shares 5 ways to stay …

How do I write for clients?

June 7th, 2022


Before you write for clients, you have to learn first the steps you need to take to start the work. Here are some tips from Janine!

Key points in this …

Episode 164: How to Get 10K in 90 Days With Lori Konkler

May 31st, 2022


Lori is joining us today in this episode to share her tips on how to make 10K in 90 days.

About Lori Konkler

Lori is a digital nomad, which means she …

Episode 163: Pricing Strategies and Tips for Selling Your Service With Francielle Silva

May 24th, 2022


A lot of content writers struggle when it comes to pricing. They are great at what they do but they have the employee mindset. The problem is they don’t go out there and get help in improving their sales and marketing …

Episode 162: 3 Things to Do Every Day to Explode Your Business With Martha Krejci

May 17th, 2022


Martha Krejci joins us today to share some great resources to use and  3 things you can do every day to explode your business.

About Martha

Martha Krejci is a high-vibin’ mama, wife, life coach, business-growth …

Episode 161: Time vs. Money With Deanna Gillingham

May 10th, 2022


Join me and my guest, Deanna Gillingham of The Stay at Home Nurse Podcast, where we provide some tips on how we can spend our time wisely to make …

Episode 160: The Five Reasons Why Your 401K Sucks With Chris Odegard

May 3rd, 2022


Is it nice to think when you can make work a choice instead of a necessity? You do what you want to do because you like it. Investment expert Chris Odegard joins us to share his insights about why 401K sucks and more …

Episode 159: Three Ways to Get Your Writing Noticed With Helen Ryan

April 26th, 2022


Points To Listen For!

  • Guesting and how to find a blog to post to
  • An opportunity you might want to think about to build a portfolio
  • The importance of …

Episode 157: Who Can I Use as an Editor?

April 12th, 2022


When I started as a writer, I had no idea I needed an editor. So, when I submitted my first pieces, the red line go lower. Talk about imposter syndrome; it really lifts up when I was like “maybe writing is not for me.” …

Episode 156: The Power of a Community

April 5th, 2022


Today, we are talking about the power of community. If you are in our community over our Savvy Nurse Writer Community or even in our paid membership community, you might be feeling the same awesome things that I will …

Episode 155: What Should You Be Doing Every Day to Become a Better Writer

March 29th, 2022


In this episode, I’d love to answer this question: what should you be doing every day to become a better writer?

So, what kind of tip can I share that …

Episode 154: How to Articulate Your Greatness and Increase Sales With Kelly Harris

March 22nd, 2022


Today, I have Kelly Harris, owner of Virtual Solutions, LLC. She is a copywriter, a content strategist who helps coaches create consistency and …

Episode 153: How Fast Can My Writing Business Grow?

March 15th, 2022


How fast can you grow? How do you grow? What is growth?

As we dive into this topic, I want you to really think of what “growth” really means. Does it mean a broader income? Or growth in your skills? Because you can do …

Episode 152: Investing for Nurses With Savannah Arroyo

March 8th, 2022


**Webinar registration:**

One of our Savvy Nurse writers and founder of the Networth Nurse, Savannah Arroyo, is here with us today to share with us …

Episode 151: The Writer's Guide to Getting Organized

March 1st, 2022


Whether you’re juggling freelancing and family life or just trying to make ends meet with one job while doing occasional work as a writer for other outlets – it can be hard not knowing where all the time goes! But …

Episode 150: Top 10 Tools for Successful Remote Working

February 22nd, 2022


Freelance remote work allows us to live and work on our terms. With the right tools and strategies, we can successfully work remotely and even become …

Episode 149: Demystifying SEO: What Matters Today With Ryan Morgan

February 15th, 2022


Welcome to the Savvy Scribe Podcast, I'm so glad you're here! Before we start the show, if you're interested, we have a free Facebook group called …

Episode 148: LinkedIn Strategies for Healthcare Writers With Daniel Alfon

February 8th, 2022


Joining us today is an expert on Linkedin, his name is Daniel Alfon and he is the author of How to Build a LinkedIn Profile for Business Success. He joined LinkedIn in the early 2000 and 2004 to be exact and publishes …

Episode 147: The Daily Habit of the Most Successful Writers

February 1st, 2022


The most successful writers have a strict morning routine that is integral to their success. They wake up and immediately set out for a walk, take …

Episode 146: Building a Freedom-Based Business With Jamie Kullman

January 25th, 2022


I am so excited to have Jamie Kullman in our episode today! Let’s learn what a freedom-based business is all about and how we can find our passion …

Episode 145: Tips to Make Traveling Easier for Remote Workers

January 18th, 2022


There are plenty of strategies to help you stay motivated and focused while working remotely. When you’re traveling, it can be difficult to find …

Episode 144: Create a Process for Your Content That Can Be Replicated​

January 11th, 2022


Scale your content business by creating a process for your writing that can be replicated across multiple pieces of writing. You should develop a …

Episode 143: Featuring Plan, Produce, Profit Graduate - Julie Scott, DNP, ANP-BC, AOCNP

January 4th, 2022


Julie Scott, DNP, ANP-BC, AOCNP is an Oncology Nurse Practitioner, adjunct faculty member, wife, mom, and freelance writer. She took Plan Produce, …

Episode 142: 5 Tips to Avoiding Burnout as a Freelancer

December 28th, 2021


Hello guys, and welcome to another episode! You are probably like who’s the guest today? But my friends, it is just me and you. So sit down, get something good to drink, or take a walk and take a listen today. I am …

Episode 141: How to Make Your Profile Stand Out When Applying for Freelance Jobs With Aly Goulet

December 21st, 2021


Today, I have a guest, Aly Goulet. She is a full-time freelance copywriter. She’s passionate about building tools and resources to help start and …

Episode 140: How to Make a Blog Content Editorial Calendar

December 14th, 2021


Welcome to the Savvy Scribe Podcast, I'm so glad you're here! Before we start the show, if you're interested, we have a free Facebook group called …

Episode 139: Remote Nursing Jobs for Writers With Sadie Glisson​

December 7th, 2021


In today’s episode, we have my friend Sadie Glisson, one of my favorite guests on the show.

She is the founder of the Remote Nurse, an online community and job board designed to connect nurses, nurse practitioners, and …

Episode 138: Launching and Growing A Successful Freelance Writing Business With Rachel Mazza

November 30th, 2021


Let’s welcome Rachel Mazza to this new episode of The Savvy Scribe Podcast. She is a direct response copywriter that specializes in advertorial pages …

Episode 137: 5 Essential Content Writing Skills for Business Owners

November 23rd, 2021


In this podcast episode, we’re going to discover some essential content writing skills that will help you, not only grow your business but learn how to write catchy headlines and captivating intros.

Content writing …

Episode 136: Creating Leads in Your Business as a Freelancer With Craig Cannings

November 16th, 2021


Today’s guest is Craig Cannings. He is the co-founder of Freelance University with his wife, Kelly. Craig has had the privilege of helping over 20,000 students in 75 countries realize their dream of launching a …

Episode 135: How Social Media Automation Works

November 9th, 2021


The purpose of today’s podcast episode is about how social media automation works, the benefits of using social media tools and the type of tools to …

Episode 134: Expert Tips in Scaling A Business

November 2nd, 2021


Today we have Desi Bolin. She is the founder and CEO of Virtually Sourced Solutions, LLC an international SVA consulting firm. She stands on the …

Episode 133: New Membership Option for Savvy Nurse Writers

October 26th, 2021


Welcome to this very quick episode. It’s all about what’s new in our membership area because things have changed over time. Just like your business is growing, so is mine and growth is a change all the time. Change is …

Episode 132: How a Business Mindset Solves Entrepreneurial Problems With Catie Harris

October 19th, 2021


Welcome to another episode of The Savvy Scribe Podcast. My guest is Catie Harris, and she is from the company called NursePreneurs. Her company is committed to supporting nurses across the globe, with their crazy …

Episode 131: How Freelancers Can Pivot to Life-Changing Day Rates With Sarah Masci

October 12th, 2021


Our guest for today’s episode is Sarah Masci and we’re going to be talking today about how freelancers can pivot to life-changing day rates. She’s actually the founder of Day Rate Mastery and its online company that …

Episode 130: How to Legally Protect Your Business with Nequosha Anderson

October 5th, 2021


We have a guest back with us today – Nequosha Anderson, and she is a small business lawyer. She’s going to share with us some crucial steps you …

Episode 129: An Expert Advice for Starting and Growing a Writing Business with Sharon Hohler

September 21st, 2021


Welcome to the Savvy Scribe Podcast, I'm so glad you're here! Before we start the show, if you're interested, we have a free Facebook group called …

Episode 128: REPLAY: Knowing These 5 Tips Will Help You Tell If Your Writing Is Good Enough

September 14th, 2021


Welcome to the Savvy Scribe Podcast, I'm so glad you're here! Before we start the show, if you're interested, we have a free Facebook group called …

Episode 127: REPLAY: 11 Writing Tools to Amp Your Blogging with Adrianne Behning

September 7th, 2021


Welcome to the Savvy Scribe Podcast, I'm so glad you're here! Before we start the show, if you're interested, we have a free Facebook group called …

Episode 126: REPLAY: Double your Writing Speed with Expert Daphne Gray-Grant

August 31st, 2021


Welcome to the Savvy Scribe Podcast, I'm so glad you're here! Before we start the show, if you're interested, we have a free Facebook group called …

Episode 125: REPLAY Setting your Rates and Booking Clients with Award Winning Medical Writer, Melissa Crawford

August 24th, 2021


Welcome to the Savvy Scribe Podcast, I'm so glad you're here! Before we start the show, if you're interested, we have a free Facebook group called …

Episode 124: REPLAY: From 0 to six figures in less than a year - with Ashley Hay, RN

August 17th, 2021


Welcome to the Savvy Scribe Podcast, I'm so glad you're here! Before we start the show, if you're interested, we have a free Facebook group called …

Episode 115: Cold DM On LinkedIn: Does It Work Or Not? A Workshop With Paul Wilson

July 27th, 2021


Welcome to another episode. Today, we're with Paul Wilson, who is the go-to mindset coach for ambitious business owners. And we're talking about how …

Episode 114: Researching Process and Putting Together a Strategic Outline in Writing

July 20th, 2021


Hello my Savvy Nurse Writers and welcome to another workshop/podcast episode. Do you follow a researching process when writing an article?

I’m going …

Episode 113: Cold Pitch Strategies That Prospective Clients Can't Afford to Miss with Christine Gomolka

July 13th, 2021


Welcome to another episode of the Savvy Scribe Podcast. Today my guest is Christine Gomolka. She guides new freelance copywriters on mastering the …

Episode 112: The Daily Decision Of Courage And Having The Courage To Fail With Catherine Burger

July 6th, 2021


Welcome Savvy Scribes to another episode. This is another workshop we’re doing here at the Savvy nurse writer community, and this is for members, but we also use a little bit of repurposing and we make this into an …

Episode 111: How to Build a Brand That Attracts Your Ideal Client With Moriah Riona

June 29th, 2021


Moriah Riona is joining us today. She is the owner of Moriah Riona Branding specializing in branding strategy, branding website design, and content marketing for women-based businesses.

She was juggling work between …

Episode 109: Mindset Shift to Grow Your Business With Confidence With Lucy Price

June 15th, 2021


In today’s episode, we have Lucy Price of Shift Your Story as our guest, a mindset coach supporting women to feel more confident so that they feel more empowered in their business, relationship, and life.

Today, we are …

Episode 108: 6 Steps to Build Confidence to Stop Doing the Same Thing With Amanda Chils

June 8th, 2021


Our today’s guest is Amanda Chils, host of Root of Power Podcast and owner of Live MyHappy Health, a therapist that does mindset coaching, confidence empowerment, and teaching people how to be happy.

She will share some …

Episode 107: Tips to Overcome Your Fear in Creating a Blog Post with Rebecca Fox

June 1st, 2021


We have Rebecca Fox as our guest today. She has been an entrepreneur for the past fifteen years and a content creator for the last ten. She has written over 5000 blogs, hundred pieces of web copy, and a dozen more …

Episode 106: Finding Your Dream Client with Mary Christian

May 25th, 2021


In today’s episode, we have Mary Christian the owner of Mary Christian and Co, a digital marketing agency specializing in launch assistance done for your services, marketing, and coaching. She has over six years of …

Episode 105: Identifying Your Ideal Client with Kelly Wittman

May 18th, 2021


My guest for this episode is Kelly Wittman who will share some tips on how to identify your ideal client. She is the owner of Witt and Company, a brand strategy and design studio that helps small business owners …

Episode 104: 9 Traits of a Six-Figure Writer

May 11th, 2021


Thanks to one of the members of our Savvy Nurse Writer members for asking us this question: what are the traits of a 6-figure writer vs. a beginner?

I’ve decided to turn this question into a podcast so that you can’t …

Episode 103: Building a Business with Ires Alliston

May 4th, 2021


Iris Alliston came from the Philippines and went to the U.S in Atlanta. She will talk about building a business as a writer and will cover some topics in starting a business in general.

What pushed Iris to become an …

Episode 102: The Multi-Hyphen Life: Work Less, Create More, and Design a Life That Works for You,

April 27th, 2021


In today’s episode, I want to share with you a review about a book that I find interesting and helpful to boost your entrepreneurial spirit, On …

Episode 101: Learn How to Be Your Own Editor in 5 Steps with Laurie Mega

April 20th, 2021


Laurie Mega is the co-founder of Mega Business Consulting, a full-service editorial and SEO firm founded with her husband. She is also a professor in …

Episode 100: What I Learned in 100 Episodes of the Show

April 13th, 2021


100 episodes! I cannot believe I have stuck to it this long, but there were some “bumps” along the way.

Let’s dive into what I have learned if I think it was worth it and more. You’re going to hear me reference a lot of …

Episode 99: Growing Your Online Business Through Digital Marketing with Liz Teresa

April 6th, 2021


Liz Teresa is a business owner, mentor, and founder of, she manages to establish the business to help entrepreneurs to find clarity and uniquely market themselves confidently using the strategic web …

Episode 98: Finding Time to Write with Emma Dhesi

March 30th, 2021


In today’s episode, we have Emma Dhesi from Scotland; she was a former secretary and actress for 10 years. Years later she does what she loves to do most and that’s teaching others. By the age of eight, she’s into …

Episode 97: Money Mindset and Accounting Formula for Business Owners with Rocky Lalvani

March 23rd, 2021


Today’s guest is the Profit Answer Man, Rocky Lalvani. He was shocked because most business owners don’t look at their financial reports. It has to do with our mindset around money and fearing change. When he realized …

Episode 96: How to Find a Book to Write with Dan Janal

March 16th, 2021


In today’s episode, we have Dan Janal. He is a person who works with leaders who want to elevate their reputations and set themselves apart from their competitors. As a book coach developmental editor and ghostwriter, …

Episode 95: Transformational Marketing Blueprint with Dr. Jürgen Strauss

March 9th, 2021


In today’s episode, we have Dr. Jürgen Strauss as our guest to talk about his “Transformational Marketing Blueprint”. 

He spent years in both the corporate world and small business world at the intersection of …

Episode 94: Importance of Having Multiple Streams of Passive Income with Author Lisa Newton

March 2nd, 2021


We have Lisa Newton today to talk about the importance of multiple streams of passive income and how to write a book and battle your knowledge into …

Episode 93: Career Tips and Steps to Become a Writer with Loralyn Mears

February 23rd, 2021


In today’s episode, we have Loralyn Mears to share her career tips for those who are aspiring to become writers!

Loralyn Mears has a Ph.D. in …

Episode 92: Cracking the Code to Consistent Client Work with Scott Stransky

February 16th, 2021


How do you ensure that you will be getting consistent client work the moment you land your first client? This is the secret that our guest, Scott Stransky is going to reveal with us today!

Scott is the founder and …

Episode 91: Save Restaurants, Feed Nurses: A Passion Project by Jill Cohen

February 9th, 2021


This is a surprise live with my guest here today, Jill. She is here to tell us a lot about her struggles in this little passion project she has: Save Restaurants, Feed Nurses.

Jill Cohen is working as a remote nurse …

Episode 90: 6 Types of Writing to Explore to Expand Your Writing Business

February 2nd, 2021


Welcome to another episode, Savvy Scribes! Today I'm talking all about the 6 different types of writing you can do as a freelancer. Let's deep-dive …

Episode 89: 3 Marketing Frameworks to Use on Your Writing Business with Evan Knox

January 26th, 2021


Do you know what marketing frameworks are perfect for your writing business? Today, I'm with Evan Knox, the founder of Caffeine Marketing and a small business investor. He got into marketing because of his dad and …

Episode 88: Goal Setting If You're Multi-Passionate with A.N. Sage

January 19th, 2021


Goal setting can be as simple or as complicated as you wish for it to be but with the right practices in place, it can help elevate your business to a new level of success and provide a base from which you can work to …

Episode 87: How to Use Affiliates to Grow Your Business and Help Other Businesses

January 19th, 2021


What are affiliates, how you can apply them to grow your business, and how you can help other businesses by being an affiliate for them? Join Janine in this episode to learn some simple and practical tips to utilize …

Episode 86: Tips for Growing Your Business with Mal McCallion

January 5th, 2021


Today’s guest is Mal McCallion. He has spent 30 years in high growth organizations becoming increasingly obsessed with the elements of business which make some CME’s succeed where others fail. 

Welcome to the Savvy …

Episode 85: Let's put 2020 behind us - But first, hear this.

December 29th, 2020


The worst year ever. 
Was it? 
Not for The Savvy Scribe. :)

The doors for the Implementation Co-Op are closing December 31, 2020 at 11:59 EST!
They will not open until at LEAST April.

Refecting on 2020 and my story.

Episode 84: Overcoming Fear Factors in the Writing Business

December 22nd, 2020


Are you scared to start your writing business? In today's episode, I am talking about how to overcome the fear of starting your writing business. 

In one of the episodes with Shana Dewitt, she said something interesting, …

Foolproof SEO Strategies for the Health Writer

December 15th, 2020


In today’s episode, let’s talk about keyword research and ways to use it for your SEO strategies. I will share with you why search engine optimization or SEO is important and how you can apply it as a writer.

Must-Haves …

Morning Pages and Business Model Canvas with Abhishek Sharma

December 8th, 2020


Abhishek Sharma joins me in today’s episode to talk about different things and a little exercise to do about morning pages and business model canvas. 

Abhishek Sharma is life sciences and medical device executive who …

11 Writing Tools to Amp Your Blogging with Adrianne Behning

December 1st, 2020


In this episode, we listen in as Adrianne Behning shares with us 11 different writing tools and strategies that she uses in blogging. It will …

SEO Tips and Noteworthy Pitching Strategies with Ruddy Hernandez

November 24th, 2020


In today’s episode, we have Ruddy Hernandez a.k.a., Ruddy Cano, as our guest. He has dominated the first three pages of google and now, he is here to give us SEO tips and pitching strategies in your content writing and …

Employee vs Freelancer - The Big Debate

November 10th, 2020


With nurses being furloughed during this pandemic, it made me really stop and think about this topic and why Freelancing is better than being an Employee.

1. Growth in income
Freelance - You can grow as big as you want …

Setting, Planning and Achieving Your Goals with Deb Eckerling

November 10th, 2020


Today's guest is Debra Eckerling, the author of Your Goal Guide: A Roadmap for Setting, Planning, and Achieving Your Goals. She is also the Founder of The Deb Method which stands for Determine Your Mission, Explore Your …

When, Why, and How to Pivot Effectively in Business with Shana Dewitt

November 3rd, 2020


Shana talks to us today all about how she went from the corporate world into the world of entrepreneurship. She talks about when, why, and how to pivot in business. We also talk about steps to and other valuable topics …

Valuable Copywriting Knowledge with Nicki Krawczyk

October 30th, 2020


You are going to walk away with a lot of copywriting knowledge from this episode with Nicki.

Nicki Krawczyk is a copywriter with 15+ years of …

Following Up with Prospects After the Uncomfortable Silence

October 20th, 2020


Ever have an amazing pitch (in your opinion), but your potential client has not said one word? This episode dives into what you can do to follow up, …

Amy Oestreicher Uses Her Beautiful Detour Journey to Enlighten Our Mindset as Writers

October 13th, 2020


Today's guest is Amy Oestreicher, who will share with us her beautiful detour journey to enlighten our mindset as writers. She is an Audie …

Do You Know How To Video Pitch For Prospects? Learn From These Simple Tips

October 6th, 2020


Today's episode is talking about an era of video and how to utilize it in your pitches. This topic is perfect for everyone who writes pitches to gain clients. Find out how to get creative in writing pitches and engage …

Adding B2B (Business to Business) Writing to your Skillset with Ruthie Bowles

September 29th, 2020


This episode talks all about B2B writing, what is it? Why should you add it to your skillset. How it will benefit you and the client and the types of …

Knowing These 5 Tips Will Help You Tell If Your Writing Is Good Enough

September 22nd, 2020


Today I am talking about 5 ways to reassure yourself that your writing is good enough. As nurses, we are stuck in the "I'm a nurse, not a writer" and today, I'm busting that myth.

Welcome to the Savvy Scribe Podcast, I'm …

To Plan is to plan backwards with Ruthie Bowles

September 15th, 2020


Ruthie had a secret pregnancy with her recent client in order to pivot to a remote job from the corporate world, amd shes sharing her secrets with us today. We talk about backwards planning, howmuch she made before she …

Mastering the Art of Communication with Brenden Kumarasamy

September 8th, 2020


In today's episode we are talking with Brenden is the founder of MasterTalk, a YouTube channel he started to help the world master the art of public speaking and communication. He coaches purpose driven entrepreneurs on …

Health Insurance for the Freelance Writer

September 1st, 2020


Today's episode features James Puszert and Ruddy Hernandez from the US Health Advisors Group. They tackle why freelance writers need health insurance …

Mini Lessons - How small chunks of info propel your business

August 25th, 2020


Learn how mini bits of content will help your business propel forward. In this episode, I explain why mini lessons are essential to you as a busy nurse/parent.

Welcome to the Savvy Scribe Podcast, I'm so glad you're …

4 Tips to Improve your Messaging with 6-Figure Copywriter Abbi Perets

August 18th, 2020


Abbi Perets is a copywriter with 20 years of experience working with some of the biggest brands in the world and the coach moms turn to when they want to break into freelance writing. As a mom of 5 kids, including one …

"If it wasn't charted, you didn't do it" - Workflows and More

August 11th, 2020


In this episode I want to tell all you Savvy Scribes about how to streamline your business using workflows. I like that quote we use in the nursing world, "If it wasn't charted, you didn't do it." and relate it to …

PIVOT by adding services and grow your business with Gina Horkey

August 3rd, 2020


Gina Horkey is one of my favorite freelancers out there.

Gina Horkey is a married, millennial mama to two precocious kiddos from Minnesota. Additionally, she’s the founder of several websites, which now includes

Good Habits Create Goal Achievement

July 21st, 2020


Today's episode I dive into the recent books I read:

Atomic Habits

In these books, I discovered that good habits create goal achievement.

All of us can say that we want to be …

From Gig to Business - It's a Mindset Shift

July 14th, 2020


This episode was a Facebook Live Event that I hosted. You might hear me talking to the audience during the show.

In this episode, we talk all things mindset (I know there's other episode on this), but it's SOOOO …

Double your Writing Speed with Expert Daphne Gray-Grant

July 7th, 2020


Daphne Gray-Grant teaches business owners, academics, corporate communicators, book writers and others how to banish writer’s block so they can write with happiness and ease.

She started her career in the writing world …

Grow by learning to delegate in your freelance writing business

June 30th, 2020


In this Savvy Scribe Episode, I talk all about OUTSOURCING

What is it?

Who does it?
Can you as a freelance business owner do it?
What about as a parent/spouse?
Can you outsource with no money?

I mentiom the things I outsource …

The Contract Process with Damion Jenkins

June 23rd, 2020


Today's episode I have Damion Keith Jenkins is a Masters Prepared Registered Nurse, NCLEX Prep Expert, Nurse Content Writer, & Public Speaker that has a real passion for nursing education! Damion is the owner and …

You're one person in the Macroeconomic world, and a recession won't stop you with Carol Tice

June 16th, 2020


From $200 Essay Content winner to Six-Figure Freelance Writer Carol Tice

She started as a song writer who won an Essay content to a freelance writer …

Finance Questions Answered with Adam Kelbach, Bank Manager

June 9th, 2020


Today's episode has questions you want to know the answer to, especially when you are first starting out. That's why I invited my very own husband to …

Setting your Rates and Booking Clients with Award Winning Medical Writer, Melissa Crawford

June 2nd, 2020


Awarding winning medical writer, Melissa Crawford, talks about all things medical writing. We dove into A LOT in this episode!
She talks about:
- how she became a medical writer
- how she improved her writing over time …

Becoming a better leader and Business Owner with Antonette Montalvo MSN,PNP-BC,BSN,RN,BA

May 26th, 2020


On Today's episode, we have Antonette Montalvo,  a nurse practitioner turned business owner. She is so incredibly inspiring to nurses and those who want to go into business.

In this episode we go through:
- Antonette's …

Office Organization 101 for the Freelance Writer

May 19th, 2020


Today episode is all about clearing the clutter with office organization!

I am all alone in this episode – which is always a good thing when it comes to talking about my mess 😉

Especially during a pandemic, it’s …

Using Writing Skills to Empower Your Nurse Career with Nurse Keith Carlson

May 12th, 2020


Nurse keith is here today to tell us about how to use your writing skills to empower you as a nurse and nurse entrepreneur. 

Topics we discuss include: 
- how he started his nurse career. He has a fascinating story about …

Where to Start if you want to be Published with Paul Murphy

May 5th, 2020


Paul Murphy and I met on LinkedIn, not too long ago, but have shared many laughs in our conversations leading up to today's episode.

Paul is a …

How to Launch When You're Working FullTime

April 28th, 2020


Everyone wants the magic pill. The magic pill that tells us how to start a successful business without doing the work.

Let me tell you, people, it’s …

Time Management Writing Tips with Laura Briggs - The Freelance Writing Coach, Speaker, Author, and Content Writer

April 21st, 2020


Laura Briggs is the host of the podcast Advanced Freelancing.

"With a focus on crushing the online business scene, Laura and her guests discuss very practical tips and strategies for everything from creative …

Tips on How to Write Faster

April 14th, 2020


I’ve always been told that I write fast. I can create content quickly and I pride myself in that. It doesn’t happen because I have some magical …

How to Improve your Money Mindset and Value Yourself During These COVID-19 Times with Dr. Joy Lere

April 2nd, 2020


Joy Lere is my guest today. Dr. Joy Lere is a psychologist, consultant, speaker, and writer who practices at the intersection of behavior and …

Tips on staying healthy from health coach and Ideal Wellness business owner, Emily Countryman

March 31st, 2020


Today’s guest is Emily Countryman. Emily is from Washington where she has grown up in an entreprenueral family (she even shares her first job as a kid). She now owns 6 weight loss centers for Idealwellness …

7 Outside of the box ways I make money as a freelance writer

March 24th, 2020


Sometimes making money as a writer isn't always what you want to do, even if it's what you ARE. A writer can do a LOT of things on the side that don't JUST focus on writing.

7 Outside of the box ways I make money as a …

Follow Your Passion - And Establish Mindset! With Meredith Brow, RN

March 17th, 2020


Hey there Tribe! Today I have Merideth Brow on the show talking all things mindset (which we ALL should be doing). 

I had a great conversation with …

168 Hours in a week - Use Them or Lose Them

March 10th, 2020


Recently, I read a book and wanted to give you guys my review on it. Laura Vandercam is an amazing writer and a busy, busy, mom! She explains how we all have 168 hours in a week, but if we don't use those hours, we lose …

Your Profitable Market with The Stay At Home Nurse - Deanna Gillingham, RN

March 3rd, 2020


Welcome Savvy Scribes!

Today's episode is with my friend, Deanna Gillingham. Deanna has QUITE a story from how she started her business as a stay at home nurse - there's more on that.

This episode dives into Deaanna's …

5 Tips on Reducing Overwhelm in Business

February 25th, 2020


5 Tips on Tackling Overwhelm in Your Freelance Writing Business

Freelancing can be a strange career option. There are certain challenges as well as opportunities in this profession. There is obviously a great demand for …

Defining Your Ideal Customer Profile with Amanda Guarniere, Nurse Practitioner, mom, and owner of The Resume Rx

February 18th, 2020


Savvy Scribes! Today I have Amanda Guarniere with me talking all about finding your ideal customer and determining a profitable niche to serve well …

Repurpose Content – One Blog 5 Different Ways!

February 11th, 2020



Did you know you can take one blog post and use it for a variety of different content upgrades? Once you create a post, you can up level it, to an entirely different content upgrade! Though, not all pieces of content …

18 years as a writer with 17 different peer-reviewed magazines and more with Sharon Hohler, BSN

February 4th, 2020


Savvy Scribes! Thank you for taking time out of your day to hear the interview with Sharon Hohler, BSN. She has been a writer since 2002 and has written for several publications! She and I talk about several things …

How to put together a Content strategy for 2020

January 28th, 2020


Create Your Business Content Strategy for 2020


Ready to elevate your business for 2020? Join Janine in talking about creating a business content strategy for this year. We talk about the funnel, content needs, building …

Amelia Roberts from Solutions By Amelia : Conquering $1K days!

January 21st, 2020


Welcome Savvy Scribes! Today's guest is Amelia Roberts from and She is a nurse, but also an expert in …

[ Quick Win ]- When should I plan my week?

January 14th, 2020


Planning your week will help you SO much with conquering more in your business, and in life. This quick win episode came from a question from our of …

Batching - The optimal way to work

January 7th, 2020


Today I bring you all things batching, from your life to your business, what to do (and stop doing) to make your processes a streamlined effort into getting things done.

I dive into topics like the pomodoro technique (

Canva - use it to help set you apart!

December 31st, 2019


Using images in your blog posts gets them 94% more views

So let  Canva set your website apart even more by creating attention grabbing graphics, headers, logos, and infographics.

Like what you’re hearing? Give us a 5 star …

How to Brand Yourself as a Freelance Writer - FREE DOWNLOAD!

December 23rd, 2019


How to Brand Yourself as a Freelance Writer

If you're not branded you aren't presenting to your client as a clear consistent image of yourself. Does the thought of putting a brand together may sound overwhelming or …

Savvy Scribe - Holiday Surprise!

December 11th, 2019


A quick update from Janine.

I wanted to give you guys a holiday gift ;-) Listen up!

Join our Facebook Group: Savvy Scribe Collective

Give a 5 star …

[Quick Win] Mastering your Digital Calendar with Google Calendar

December 4th, 2019


She has 4 pets, 3 jobs, 2 kids, and a husband...This episode is a quick win brought to you by Janine and her crazy schedule!

Today she will quickly …

[Quick Win] Learn from Janine : Things I've learned in 6 years of

November 28th, 2019


In this episode Janine brings all things from "scope creepers" to how to talk to clients in this quick win of things she has learn in the last 6 years of freelancing.

Resources mentioned in this episode include:

Ready to ditch your nursing job? Here's some advice before you do.

November 20th, 2019


Savvy Scribes! Welcome to this episode all about "ditching the job!" Now, those who know me know that I never say "leave" your job right way. This episode will help you assess if it's time, and the steps to take to get …

2020 Predictions and Goals for the Savvy Scribe - You should listen to this!

November 12th, 2019


I have read the emails, responded in the Facebook group, and heard you guys. I know you have been waiting patiently to hear from us.

Take a listen.

[Quick Win] Avoid the wrong clients for your freelance biz with these red flags!

November 5th, 2019


In this quickwin, Janine covers some signs that you need to steer clear of the faulty freelance client! Stay safe with these tips!

Stay tuned, I have …

Quick Win: Do I REALLY need to publish on LinkedIn for it to work for me?

October 29th, 2019


Do I really need to publish on Linkedin?

It's not a secret, LinkedIn is one of the largest lead generators for not only writers, but companies …

Reasons WHY Healthcare Professionals are building writing businesses

October 22nd, 2019


Reasons why healthcare professionals turn to health writing

Janine shares her reason WHY she chose health writing on the side of nursing at the bedside

She covers what she sees as the #1 reason, sharing statistics and …

Are there riches in niches? My niche is Simple: Good Clients

October 15th, 2019


Are you working for cost clients or value clients?

In episode 24,  Carol is talking all about cash clients vs value clients. 
Does your client value …

Need More Time? The Process To Streamline from a Paper to Digital Planner

September 30th, 2019


Paper or digital? Which is better for planning as a writer building a profitable business? Janine will let you know!

Today I cover "all things planning" and the pros of both a paper and digital system. I go into my …

Five Ways to Prepare for an Encore Career as a Health Writer

September 23rd, 2019


Carol shares 5 marrvy strategies she employed while preparing for an Encore Career as a health writer.

Mentioned on the show:

  • Kaufman Foundation -

[Quick Win] How To Tackle A Big Project - A Lesson Learned From My Book

September 10th, 2019


This episode is hosted by Janine and shares the lessons she learned while writing her book about tacking big projects.

Mentioned in this episode:
- Entreprenurse
- Run 1 mi a day challenge.

Like what you’re reading? Take a …

Imposter Syndrome Deep Dive: Why We Have It. What We Can Do About It.

September 4th, 2019


Imposter syndrome is feeling out of place in the scenes you’ve dreamed up for yourself. It’s reaching that big goal and looking around thinking, “I don’t belong here, someone is going to call me out.”

Imposter syndrome …

Connections and Confidence - 2 Pieces of the health writer business puzzle with Shawna Kratochwill

August 27th, 2019


Shawna is with us today talking about her biggest takeaways from her recent coaching experience.Shawna is a brand new, beginner writer, walking you …

Want to Build Your Clientele? Try One These 18 Expansion Strategies!

August 21st, 2019


Can you believe it?  Carol powered through 18....yes 18 strategies you can swipe & implement to grow your client base!  Don't forget...pick One …

Preparing for the Freelance Famine

August 13th, 2019


In this episode, Janine talks all about the FREELANCE FAMINE!

Don't worry, we're not trying to scare you. We want to prepare you, because it will happen.

Janine mentions in this episode:
- The seasons of freelancing
- …

Abundance, Pirouettes and The Fit Factor with Elizabeth Hanes, RN

August 7th, 2019


It's a Masterclass on Mindset!  Join Carol & her guest, Elizabeth Hanes, as they talk about abundance, the client #fitfactor and pirouetting vs …

What To Do When You Don't Know What To Do- 3 Tips

July 12th, 2019


In this episode, Janine delivers 3 Tips on what to do (when you don't know what to do).

Confused? Ofcourse you are. That's why she made this episode.

The ideas we have as writers are constantly circling our brains. We …

6 Powerful Tips - What To Do When You Lose an Anchor Client

July 9th, 2019


What to do when you lose an anchor client

In today’s episode, we get real. We get real about what it’s like to lose an anchor client. The emotion, the pain, you name it. Janine gives you 6 tips on how to get through it …

EAT Google Strategy every Freelancer and Client should know! + Free download!

July 2nd, 2019


EAT - The Google Strategy

EAT? Eat what? No, no not food. Though, if you want, grab a snack and sit down for this one. Janine and Carol are explaining …

Quick Win: Accountability - How to be accountable and move your business forward

June 26th, 2019



How do you keep yourself accountable while running your business? In today’s episode, Janine shares how she stays accountable and how it helps you gain momentum in your business and push forward. 

Mentioned …

From 0 to six figures in less than a year - with Ashley Hay, RN

June 18th, 2019


Ashley Hay, RN started her freelance journey to supplement her nursing income. She has achieved that financially...and then some! We can all learn from her journey! Take a listen as she walks us through her path to six …

Quick Win : 3 Ways to Use the Voxer App

June 12th, 2019


Janine is the Queen of Productivity.  In this Quick Win Episode, she walks you through one of her favorite tools for communication, Voxer!

Voxer is an …

Mindset- From Gig To Business with Tricia Chaney

June 5th, 2019


Learn freelancing strategies honed by a seasoned professional.  This action-packed episode with Tricia Chaney will transform the way you get work done as a high performing health writer!

Want to Take Your Health Writing …

[Quick Win] LinkedIn Tips with Janet Kennedy

April 22nd, 2019


On today's Quick Win from The Savvy Scribe Janet Kennedy joins us to share a few tips on getting your LinkedIn profile up to speed.

 Carol:            …

Janine Kelbach - Author, Nursepreneur

April 16th, 2019


Meet the Nurse Writer who keeps the Healthcare Marketing Network on Track!

Today on The Savvy Scribe Carol Bush interviews an author, freelance …

Tony Guerra - Pharm D, Author & BroPreneur!

April 9th, 2019


Meet Tony PharmD, Podcaster, YouTube Creator, and Author

Carol Bush welcomed Tony Guerra, host of the Pharmacy Leaders Podcast to The Savvy Scribe to …

[Quick Win] Four Tips for Making My Mom-Life Easier

February 12th, 2019

Quick Win: Four Tips for Making My Mom-Life Easier

In today's Quick Win, Janine Kelbach is going to share four things that have made her freelance mom life easier. This episode is not just for parents trying to run a …

[Quick Win] Tips to Streamline Getting Paid

February 12th, 2019

Quick Win: Tips to Streamline Getting Paid

The Savvy Scribe Carol Bush offers 3 simple actions you can take to streamline getting paid so your …

[Quick Win] 5 Suggestions to Beat Loneliness as a Freelance Writer

February 12th, 2019

Quick Win: 5 Suggestions to Beat Loneliness as a Freelance Writer

Freelancing can be lonely, but don't fret. There are hundreds of thousands of freelancers across the country and the globe who are in exactly the same …

[Quick Win] 4 Marketing Tasks to Do This Week

February 12th, 2019

Quick Win: Four Marketing Tasks to Do This Week

Quick Wins are short action-packed episodes that Janine and I have prepped with highlights for you to take and put to work right away in your healthcare writing business. …

The Savvy Scribe Podcast Launch

February 12th, 2019

Announcing The Savvy Scribe Podcast!

The Healthcare Marketing Network is proud to add a new podcast to its list of healthcare podcasts. Hosts Carol …

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