The Born Freelancer Talks with Mary Ito About Podcasting

Mary Ito’s latest bold venture has been to return to freelancing in order to take on a number of projects including an exciting new challenge: podcasting. Never one to do anything by half-measures, it will surprise no one familiar with her work to learn Ito has launched not one but two original podcasts this year.

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The Born Freelancer Reveals: Secrets of Where I Like to Work

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. Working freelancers learn to create under the most challenging circumstances. Loud noise. Flashing lights. Distractions of every kind. But each of us […]

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The Born Freelancer Examines Teaching: A Post-Pandemic Primer

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 previous column, on Ageism, I began to discuss options for mature or soon-to-be-considered-mature freelancers put out of work due to […]

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The Born Freelancer Tackles an Age-old Prejudice

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.   Ageism. It’s probably the last great prejudice allowed to promulgate without challenge. Indeed, if attempts are ever made to reproach its […]

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The Born Freelancer Takes a Good Look at Taking a Good Look

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. The single greatest asset we freelancers possess is our own good health. Without it we can’t work. If we can’t work, we’re […]

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The Born Freelancer on Harnessing Your Creative Anger

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’s part of the darker side of the creative process, rarely put under the public microscope. The late great Christopher Plummer, […]

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The Born Freelancer on Stepping Out of Your Comfort Zone: Busting The Myth

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.   Some of the most frequently accepted words of advice in the many self-help books I have read — designed to bolster […]

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The Born Freelancer Stays Focused

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.   One of the most frequent complaints I hear from non-freelancers during this pandemic is, “I just can’t stay focused on anything”. […]

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The Born Freelancer on “personal protection” for freelancers

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.   Since the pandemic, never have the words “personal protective equipment” appeared together so ubiquitously. And it got me to thinking:  what […]

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The Born Freelancer Says Goodbye to 2020

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.   I can’t imagine there is anyone who isn’t glad to see the end of this horrendous, tumultuous year. Thinking about it, […]

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