Tag: freelancer

21 years on… and still going strong

Tips for freelancers after 21 years

Would you believe it, but it’s been 21 years since I decided back in October 1996 to set up my stall as a freelancer? After initially offering four services – copywriting, editing, proofreading and translation – I soon dropped the latter to

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Why CPD is a no-brainer for the self-employed

3D blue brain

In most industry sectors, employees get sent on various training courses as part of their continuing professional development (CPD). Whether run internally or by external providers, these courses all share something in common. They’re designed to: Enhance your knowledge Help

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Why it’s OK to say thanks, but no thanks

Yes / No sign

Turning down work as a freelancer is never easy, but I recently did just that. “What?” I hear you say. “You must be mad!” Perhaps. But I like to think it was a rational decision. And the right one for

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