I soon learned as a native English speaker, I’m the default chief editor of my team, regardless of my actual role. My feeling of what was good grammar, mixed with confidence, helped early on my career. Then over time, and as I learned French and Spanish, I learned more about English and how it all […]
After 8 years of freelancing, why start a professional blog?
LinkedIn is for humble brags and self-promotion. Twitter is ephemeral screaming into a void. TikTok is for how-tos or following trending formats. My work is… denser than any of those platforms will allow. A professional blog allows me to elaborate on topics. With so many diverse experiences (translation: so many stories) I have lots to […]
Freelancing 2021: wrap up
Remote is the future & Covid-19 was great for my business
It’s really harsh to be so blunt, and I am writing this with the benefit of hindsight. But the lockdown and great equalizer of the global pandemic helped how my clients see me. Around 2010, a friend sent me a copy of The Four Hour Workweek by Tim Ferris, a book which by now has […]
Being freelance vs running a business
Timewasting prospects. Fool me once… shame on you… In 8+ years of freelancing most of my business comes from connections, referrals, and other soft in-bounds. It’s almost a little too easy. But there’s a lesson here for newbie freelancers, heed the tale, be aware of the return of false hopes and timewasters. It’s a balance […]