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So, you’re a writer?

A simple job description but one that is loaded with so much meaning…and misinterpretation. Years after embarking on this line of work, I still find that people connect this word, this career, to a world of misconception. When I tell … Continue reading

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Mental Reboot

For almost four years, ever since I stepped away from full-time PR work, I’ve been telling others (and myself) that I no longer have to deal with clients or account management because I concentrate solely on writing work. Recently I’ve … Continue reading

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Get the Brief

In three years of freelancing, I’ve prided myself on being able to utilise some of the things I learned from over eight years of agency life – managing clients and editors and the various people who commission me; evaluating my … Continue reading

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Lessons Learned

It’s been three years since I became a hybrid – with one foot planted in the PR world and the other firmly in the editorial; and learning to work partially in an office and the rest of the time at … Continue reading

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What Words are Worth

The caption on the lower right corner of my business card reads ‘Words Count’. A professional acquaintance thought I was trying to emphasise the importance of a word count so that I can bill clients accordingly. Couldn’t have been farther … Continue reading

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Procrastination is Hard Work

Anyone who ever accused a procrastinator of being lazy is sadly mistaken. The reason why we procrastinate is because we are actively trying to avoid doing something we’d rather not do. The fact that it’s inevitable and must eventually be … Continue reading

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