Explained Contently cofounder Shane Snow via email, “I recommend several best practices when setting up an online writing portfolio, several of which PORTFOLIO+ does for you.” Here are the top three:
1. “Display the logos of prominent publications you’ve written for, show your best work first, link up your social accounts, and don’t neglect good design.”
2. “Then, make sure to update your portfolio regularly. Editors want to see what you’ve written recently in addition to your best-of clips.”
3. “Editors also look for writers who have multiple clips at a given publication; in fact, having just one story at a prominent publication can actually look bad, as it could suggest the editor wasn’t happy enough with your work to publish you again. So, if you have multiple clips at a publication, show them all rather than just your #1 favorite clip.”
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