‘Advice’

The Born Freelancer Reflects on Reviews

This series of posts by the Born Freelancer shares personal experiences and thoughts on issues relevant to freelancers. Have something to add to the conversation? We’d love to hear from you in the comments.   September. For some, a beginning – or return – to school. (This year being more of a headache than most, thanks […]

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Review: Two books that will boost your storytelling skills

by Michael Strickland An increase in my pulse rate accompanies the uptick in my attention. I missed that the first time, in the fall of 2019. Now, less than a year later, I’m watching for the subtlest of changes. I sit up a little bit straighter, pajama-clad legs pushing against the familiar couch cushions, as […]

Posted on August 26, 2020 at 10:00 pm by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: , ,

The Born Freelancer on Knowing When to Leave the Party

This series of posts by the Born Freelancer shares personal experiences and thoughts on issues relevant to freelancers. Have something to add to the conversation? We’d love to hear from you in the comments.   In my last column I wrote about using the current crisis as a catalyst for change by moving into freelancing. Today […]

Posted on August 5, 2020 at 9:42 pm by editor · One Comment · Tagged with: , , ,

People before protons: How to pitch a science story

by Monte Stewart Tim Lougheed has been guarding his secret for years. If he has his way, editors will never pry it out of him. “To other people, I will call myself a science writer,” he said. “If I’m selling a story, I will never use that term.” And Lougheed is adamant that he will […]

Posted on July 28, 2020 at 8:55 pm by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT

4 Pitch Templates for Freelance Writers

by Robyn Roste Although pitching isn’t the only way freelancers find paid work, it’s an important skill to master. As much as I’ve tried to avoid it over the years, pitching in some way, shape or form is a large component of my freelance business and something I need to continually practice and improve at. Industry […]

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The Born Freelancer on Going from 9-to-5 to Freelance During a Crisis

This series of posts by the Born Freelancer shares personal experiences and thoughts on issues relevant to freelancers. Have something to add to the conversation? We’d love to hear from you in the comments.   Extreme conditions bring about extreme changes. In many cases, it is the only way to survive. Today I’d like to talk […]

Posted on June 17, 2020 at 9:59 pm by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: , , ,

Ways freelancers can diversify their income

by Robyn Roste   Many people are drawn to freelancing because of the lifestyle and career freedom it affords. However, the lack of stability can be stressful. During this pandemic, some freelancers have watched their work shift or outright disappear, prompting an urgent need to find new ways to earn an income. Even those who […]

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The Born Freelancer Asks, How You Doin’

This series of posts by the Born Freelancer shares personal experiences and thoughts on issues relevant to freelancers. Have something to add to the conversation? We’d love to hear from you in the comments.   In my last column I talked about how, in many ways, freelancers are equipped for this crisis and its requirements (such as working […]

Posted on May 5, 2020 at 10:27 am by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: , , , ,

How freelancers can respond to crisis in a proactive way

by Robyn Roste Freelancing at the best of times is a careful balance of optimism, drive and risk. So when a crisis, like a global pandemic and looming economic recession, hits, this balance is upended, thrusting freelancers into limbo where everything is uncertain, leaving us desperate for stability. At the outset of any traumatic event, […]

Posted on April 21, 2020 at 10:01 pm by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: , ,

The Born Freelancer on the COVID-19 Crisis

This series of posts by the Born Freelancer shares personal experiences and thoughts on issues relevant to freelancers. Have something to add to the conversation? We’d love to hear from you in the comments.   It seems to me we freelancers are in a unique position during this crisis. Unique, in this case, being both good and bad. […]

Posted on March 24, 2020 at 2:54 pm by editor · 3 Comments · Tagged with: , , ,