A new year update for 2021

A new year update for 2021

Freelancing, news
Nobody needs another blog post about how weird 2020 was. Nor about how weird the start of 2021 has been already. But, in short, totally weird. Now, onto the rest of it all. What I'm up to I continue to work hard. Most of my work is writing, proofreading and editing. Last year, I proofread four full-length books and many, many job applications. This may be symptomatic of how many people lost their jobs in the midst of the international crisis. Interestingly, I didn't proofread as many essays and theses last year as I usually do; perhaps due to the same. [caption id="attachment_2574" align="alignright" width="334"] Fireworks[/caption] In terms of writing, most of what I do currently is ghost writing blog posts for business clients. Usually SMEs, these businesses know that…
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Something interesting…

Something interesting…

news, Podcast
After all the fun we had making the A Little Bird Told Me podcast, when Lorrie then went on maternity leave, I felt a podcast-shaped hole in my life. So I set up Freelance Confidence where you can find podcast episodes, blog posts and an email newsletter with top freelancing advice. But after choosing to take a medium- to long-term break from the Freelance Confidence podcast, I decided that if I could find a niche that was not at all work related, it could function nicely as a side-hobby and hopefully I would associate it more with fun again. So I thought about what I look for in a great podcast (for I have a serious podcast habit!) and decided I preferred interview formats to solo shows, and that my main…
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January in Review

news
[caption id="" align="alignright" width="320"] January Cottage (Photo credit: jenniferworthen)[/caption] Wow, January has been a busy month! And, as a freelancer, this is always a good thing. May the rest of 2014 follow the same pattern! I wrote some really popular articles for Feminist Times and Disability Intersections, and it was great to see such positive responses via social media. For Feminist Times I wrote, "Intrusive entitlement: disabled women as public property", about the way that many people feel that they can touch, grab and inappropriately question disabled people about their lives. I also wrote a long-form article for the exciting new online magazine Disability Intersections about food snobbery and how many people judge what others eat, without taking into account the many different personal circumstances and societal oppressions that can…
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NaNoWriMo, NaBloPoMo, NaWhat?

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[caption id="" align="alignright" width="300"] English: Beibin Park, Bad weather. ‪中文(繁體)‬: 天候不佳的北濱公園。 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)[/caption] In a bid to get some work done on my own sites, I have decided to undertake the NaBloPoMo challenge this November, which involves publishing a blog post a day for the entire month. I spend so much of my time doing paid writing for other people's websites that my own can get sadly neglected at times, so I am using this challenge as a way to start populating my own web properties, too. Other writers are embarking on NaNoWriMo, a challenge that captures the imagination of thousands of people across the world as they try to write a 50,000 word novel in a month, and although I don't have the time or energy to do…
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Mailing List, New Site and Recent Writing

Mailing List, New Site and Recent Writing

news
I've had a busy time with work these last few weeks, which is great. An amazing variety of assignments have come my way, and that element of the unexpected makes sure I'm always learning new things, not to mention being kept on my toes. You can always keep an eye on my recent writing on my Freelance Writing page which I update regularly. I have quite a few articles up on Constant Content, and most excitingly I was published on the Guardian Comment is Free website talking about negative attitudes towards disability. As you can see from my Constant Content articles, I write a lot about social media and SEO. I have started a new site specifically to focus on that, so you can also find me on SocialMediaWriter.co.uk now. I've been particularly…
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