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:
- The perils of asking for ‘a rewrite’
- How to work with a writer on web copy
- How to give feedback to a writer
- Why tone of voice is not your problem
Do check in now and again. And please comment to let me know what you think.