Freelancing with a toddler: How to manage your work time

Balancing working from home with a toddler too? It’s doable.

In an ideal world, I would have sat down with a hot cup of coffee and jotted down a few ideas on my notepad before spending an uninterrupted hour writing and proofing this blog post.

How to Manage Professional Development as a Freelancer

One of the advantages of a full-time gig (aside from the steady pay check, of course) is the opportunity to get feedback on your work and plan for your professional development. But as freelancers, we’re often working in a silo. Even if the pay checks are rolling in (let’s hope!), there isn’t necessarily someone beside you encouraging you to go for that promotion or think about using your skills in a new way.

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5 Easy ways to be a better proofreader for your own work

The ability to edit and proofread your own writing is essential for copywriters, especially if you’re working independently. Thankfully, there are tried-and-true methods to improve your self-editing skills. Whether you’re

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Know your audience to write more effectively

Know your audience — it’s one of the first rules of copywriting. (Not to be confused with picturing your audience naked. That’s reserved for the public speaking domain…). Why is

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Content is everywhere — make the most of it

If you had to venture a guess, how much time would you say you spend interacting with media? Think scanning your social media feeds, streaming your favourite TV show or

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Gain more opportunities as a freelance copywriter

For freelance copywriters, versatility is crucial. Like many freelancers, I’m often switching gears. On any given day, I may be writing pithy B2C web copy in the morning before drafting