The best piece of advice I have when it comes to self-promotion is to treat yourself as a client. I’m a freelance copywriter, PR and project manager and recently I’ve done a bit of an audit on my own PR output. For a while during my first year of freelancing I was inundated with project… Continue reading You are your own client – a freelancer’s guide for self-promotion
It’s a new year (how are we three weeks in already?!), and many people decide now is the time to try something new, professionally. It was at this time of year in 2015 I registered as self-employed, and I’ve been reflecting on how I started my business a lot lately, so thought I’d put together… Continue reading How to start freelancing
I follow a lot of bloggers on Twitter. It started with a couple of interesting people, then grew as a sort of attempt to dilute the larger world and its morbidity from my timeline. It might seem superficial to have more posts about photography and beauty products in my feed than world events, but I… Continue reading The thing about blogging
I’ve written before about the perks of freelancing and self-employment, and even included some serious points aside from working in pyjamas, but things have changed for me in the last year or so, and I felt like it was a good time to re-evaluate. I’m about to mark my third anniversary of being a freelance… Continue reading Why I love being a freelancer, and why that might end
I'm back! Things have been really quiet for me on the blog for a while, but time away has confirmed just how much I love blogging and how much I missed writing regular posts, so I'm making a commitment to coming back to my little WordPress site. This autumn marks nine years since I started… Continue reading I’m back!
Crisis management can be one of the most challenging aspects of PR, but challenging turns into outright brutal when you bring certain things into the situation. Say, for example, a pig’s head, a major political figure and rumours of photographic evidence. The news about David Cameron’s university rituals today are going to make hard work… Continue reading What I would do if I were on Cameron’s PR team
It’s already been a month since I relaunched my freelance writing business, and as part of my set up I was asked if I could be interviewed about what I do. I thought this would be a great way of giving some advice to others looking to break away from the safety net of employment… Continue reading “So what, exactly, do you do?” An interview with a freelance writer
If you look closely at the UK list of Trending Topics on Twitter right now, you’ll see the badly spelled hashtag, #TweeLikeAFemale. I don’t recommend you spend too long trawling through the photos of nails and lipsticks on there, but it does raise a good question - is it possible to tweet like a particular… Continue reading Don’t tweet like a female, or like anybody at all for that matter