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It’s all about rates, rates, rates

  • 24 January 2019
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  • Rosalyn Page

Rates are one of the most important parts of making a living, let’s say a financially viable living, from freelancing. Whether you’re a writer, designer, illustrator, video maker, animator, editor, content producer or any other type of creative in the media industry, it all comes down to your rates when you work for yourself. Yet … Continue Reading

A few of my favourite things: 2018 edition

My last post for 2018 could focus on my first part-year back freelancing, but I’m not going to do that. Honestly, it’s been a mix of good, bad and downright depressing freelancing this year. I’ll formulate a post over the break after I’ve had time to collect my thoughts and when it’s time to look … Continue Reading

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Freelance tech journalist

If I were starting out, what advice would I give my young self about becoming a freelance journalist? Dentistry looks like a good career move. In all honesty, it’s not an easy hustle working as a freelance journalist in 2019. I write across a range of topics, although I usually say I have a niche … Continue Reading

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Scrivener Tutorial

  • 28 June 2018
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Scrivener. I’m going to declare that it’s one of my favourite writing apps. (I’m also going to declare that this is not a paid post and I don’t have any association with Scrivener, apart from being a fan.) So now that’s out of the way, I can take you through this Scrivener tutorial showing how … Continue Reading

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Do you need an editorial calendar?

Everyone has gone content mad in 2018 and it’s leading to a new focus on the importance of having an editorial calendar. It’s been building for the last few years, but I’m going to go out on a limb and declare 2018 peak content. That is, until we get to 2019, and there’s a new … Continue Reading

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Freelance Writing: How to Deal with Rejection

Freelancers, particularly those new to the game, have to deal with rejection, sometimes on a daily basis. Having your story pitch rejected or ignored is an inevitable part of the freelance writing life, but it can still be hard to deal with some days. One of the most important freelance writing tips is having a … Continue Reading