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Freelance writing: things I’ve learned

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It’s more than 18 months since I went freelance. Now I'm looking back at everything I've learned, so I can do better work and clients can run more successful projects.

It’s more than 18 months since I handed in my key fob, tore up my travel card and became a freelance writer. That’s right – time doesn’t so much fly as screech hysterically through the sound barrier.

There are things I miss about office life: workmates, free custard creams, the ignorant bliss of never thinking about tax codes. And there are things I don’t miss: the commute, the fixed hours, the communal fridge. But, all in all, it’s been great. And I’ve learned A LOT.

Now seems a good time to look back at the things I’ve learned. After all, they won’t just help me do better work – they’ll help clients run projects that are more successful, more straightforward, and more cost-effective.

That’s why I’ve written a few blogs about:

  1. The perils of asking for ‘a rewrite’
  2. How to work with a writer on web copy
  3. How to give feedback to a writer
  4. Why tone of voice is not your problem

Do check in now and again. And please comment to let me know what you think.

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