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Category Archives: Business

US English? UK? Or Flatpack English?

You know how it is. You’ve bought a cheap bookcase that ‘just’ needs a screwdriver and ten minutes of your time to put it together. You open the box, lay out some odd-shaped pieces and find the instructions. Instructions? More like destructions. You’ve found a thin sheet of paper containing directions on how to build… Continue Reading

So where are your clients?

You’ve done the business plan, set everything up and launched your small business. In a blaze of publicity and social media fanfares, you’re all set for your new career. There’s one small problem though. Despite promises at networking events for plenty of lucrative work, you don’t actually have any clients yet. Or you went off… Continue Reading

Freelancing—coping with the slumps

It’s always been feast or famine when you are freelancing. Whether you are under contract to publishing houses, are popular with students and indie authors or push yourself on social media, there will be times when the work dries up. It’s in the nature of freelancing that workload is uneven but for many of us,… Continue Reading

Saying no—without the drama

There are times when you have an enquiry from someone you just know you won’t like working with. It might be the attitude or tone that comes across in the emails, the wording or what the person is asking for (or not). Regular readers may remember the phone call I had one day where the… Continue Reading