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 […]

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 […]

E-xciting

Elance, or Elance oDesk as it’s now calling itself, feels vaguely familiar when I logged back in on Saturday. The same type of jobs were on the jobs board and the same type of people were going for them. On each job, on average, was roughly 14 proposals. That’s 14 other people vying for the work. […]

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 […]