The Freelancer’s Journey: From Then to Now – Melissa Blamey

Melissa Blamey is a successful copywriter based in Buckinghamshire, with over 12 years experience writing for print and online media. She has written over 1,000 product descriptions for a leading food and drink wholesaler, web pages for an international gaming company plus many more. Her specialisms range from property and housebuilding to parenting and pregnancy, which certainly […]

Hitting the right note

Fin started freelancing when he was 17, roughly two years before starting University. Arguably, this is more than the average teenager would be doing at that age. ‘I knew I wanted to study journalism and in order to get onto my course, I had to gain experience,’ he told me, ‘I interned at a newspaper and […]

Thoughts from the Outside

My analysis on freelance writing sites has sparked a flurry of interesting discussion. At first, I was of the view that freelance sites could be a feasible way of making, however, after speaking to other freelancers, I am beginning to realise that these sites cannot be relied on. I decided to create a freelancing questionnaire, […]

Putting Pen to Paper

The way we make a living from writing has changed dramatically over the couple of decades. Before, writers were found at the library in paperback format or the books could be bought from a newly formed Amazon. But today, we are overwhelmed by the digital age of social media, ebooks and self-publishing. The quest for […]

Car’dor

Dear you and everyone else, I laid in bed last night and I was thinking how amazing ‘car’dor’ would be for a blog title. I know I am losing the plot by laying in bed on a Saturday night thinking about what I am going to blog about next. The reason for the weird title […]

Penny for the Poor

Dear you & everyone else, I think this week has been the worst week in the history of weeks. I’ve had arguments with people I hold most dear and I think I’ve pretty much lost the plot. It all started really well after the weekend, I had my friend Alex come over from Spain and […]

Blogging Away

Dear you and whoever else, The summer has gone way too fast and it’s actually just hit me that September is next week and everyone is back to school/uni. I have enjoyed sitting on my couch watching reruns of Friends way too much; not to mention the buckets of tea I have been drinking in […]

Bagging It

Dear You, It’s so hard being a four eyes isn’t it? I thought I’d sit down and write on the ol’ blog but I can’t see the flipping screen for excess smearing and steaming up. Bit like when you’re in the car and you’re screeching ‘we’re steaming up!’, as if a bomb had dropped. I’ve just […]

Has it really been that long?

This summer has gone particularly fast – I was at work today (I work opposite Argos) and the amount of freshers streaming out of there with their new duvet sets was insane! They also made me feel very old as they looked so innocent, dorky & like they had never been away from home before. […]