Tag: Freelance Writing

Irenooshka to the Rescue

After a mixed week which has seen England fall to the Springboks (and that was a TRY you blind Aussie ‘erbert) as well as my own romantic escapades, I’m sitting here in my living room working on a numb bum while contemplating the week ahead. Last week has seen the first draft on a companion

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Stopping readers in their tracks! Advice for internet writing

Internet writing is not as easy as it first appears. Writers who write articles for the internet have to keep some things in mind. It is essential for you to realize that you have 5-7 seconds to capture the attention of readers, otherwise they will move on. The internet, being the way it is, enables

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Out of the Mouths of Babes

I spend a fair amount of time with my children’s school helping out when I can. I was recently asked to talk to my son’s class as part of a “bring your parent in so the little brats darlings can grill them” exercise. “What job do you do?” was one of several eager questions thrown

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Get A Freelancer

I posted a short while ago on a commission I won for a PowerPoint presentation for a business competition and fund raising exercise that needed to be undertaken in English with foreign owners at the helm of the company. This was Get A Freelancer or GAF as it is more commonly known by users. I’ve

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Be a Control Freak with TCP

I’ve been caught on the hop with recent developments as work seems to have stepped up a gear both in terms of volume and the quality. I’ve missed deadlines; a cardinal writing sin! There is no-one else responsible, it’s me and frankly, I just was not prepared so immersed have I become in attracting business,

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Update on Writing in the Real World

A couple of weeks ago I posted that I was going to start experimenting with finding work in the real publishing world rather than just for online consumption. I bought a couple of books to help me, one being The Writers Handbook and the other The Freelance Writer’s Guide by Andrew Croft. I cannot report

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Drowning Street

Well this has been quite a week for me. It is a constant source of amazement how quickly life can change with only miniscule step changes. I was commissioned to put together a PowerPoint presentation by a client who had been invited to enter his company into a company/business IT competition – think “Dragons Den”

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Carry On Scribbling!

Starring ERH & Supaproofread   As an officianado of the “Carry On..” series of films and with one of them playing on the dvd as the kids wait for me to perform my chef impression and deliver dinner, using this as a post title was too good to pass up.   There is a serious

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The Freelance Writers Handbook

Andrew Crofts Take on How to Make Money and Enjoy Your Life   I posted a couple of weeks ago that I was going to conduct a real time experiment and report back on my progress in becoming a real world published writer. So far you’ll only find my work online unless you look for

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