Category Archives: freelancing

Scope Creep and the Technical Writer

At the suggestion of my friend Susan, today I’ll be taking on the topic of scope creep. Most of the time, this is an engineering issue, such as when a NASA mission or piece of hardware starts out with one … Continue reading

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Freelance Starter Kit: What You Need to Thrive & Survive

Occasionally someone will say something to me like, “I don’t know how you do it [freelancing]. I wouldn’t know where to begin.” Lucky you: today I’ll take some time to explain just that. The good news is that it’s easier … Continue reading

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How Do I Do My Accounting? It Depends on What You Mean

This past week, a friend who is just starting out in freelance writing asked me, “How do you do your accounting?” I realized that the answer was not quite as straightforward as I might have liked. Therefore, you (and my … Continue reading

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Down Sides of Freelancing

Full-time jobs usually have a primary virtue not found in the freelance world: consistency of working hours and pay. In a word, security. Freelancing? Not so much. Is freelancing for you? Here are some thoughts for you as you weigh … Continue reading

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Handling Multiple Customers & Deadlines as a Freelancer

The good news about working as a freelancer for multiple customers is that your customers know up front that other people have a call on your time. And I’d have to say, for the most part, they respect that reality. … Continue reading

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