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 […]

An Interview with Susie Kearley

Susie is a freelance writer and journalist, who works for companies in the UK, US and also internationally. She focuses on feature writing, copy editing, proofreading and ghost writing. Her clients include Time Inc, Immediate Media (BBC Magazines), Bauer Media and Hearst UK. She was kind enough to give her insight into freelancing and the industry. How […]

On Being a Freelancer – Wendy Rose Gould

I was lucky enough to speak to Wendy for a chat on her experiences of being a freelance writer. As a successful lifestyle writer and photographer, her work has been featured in print and online for Glamour Magazine, Yahoo! Huffington Post, USA Today and eHow, to name a few. She was also the style editor […]

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, […]

Upworking?

It has been announced today that oDesk/Elance has changed its name to Upwork. One may question as to why they have done this, however, it shows a clear need to unify the oDesk and Elance brands under one roof. This could suggest that the freelance industry is bigger than originally anticipated. A merger such as […]