Musings on business writing, self-employment and parenthood

What to wear working at home in winter

Freelancer fashion: The winter edition As the Starks say, winter is coming and with it comes a change in work attire for those of us who work from home. You see, when you work from your home office, there’s usually no lovely office air conditioning

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Maternal ambition

Or what happens when one day you wake up and are interested in your career again? When I was pregnant with my first daughter, I was 29 years old and progressing reasonably well up the ladder at a mid-size PR agency. I was pretty good

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Considerations for self-publishing a book

The pros and pitfalls of self-publishing They say everyone has a book in them. And in the modern world, getting published is easier than ever. Many people, especially in the area of non-fiction books written by business owners, are choosing to self-publish. There’s a range

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The copy changing magic of editing

The power of editing This week, I’ve been reading Marie Kondo’s book, The Life Changing Magic of Tidying. As a fairly (ahem) messy and untidy person, I’m yet to put her method into practice, but a third-or-so of the way through the book, it’s apparent

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Blowing your own trumpet

Writing award entries that win Award submissions are a fantastic way to showcase your work and achieve recognition. Winning an award – well that’s even better! It gives you permission to shout about your success from the rooftop and has the credibility that comes from being

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Discipline and doing the work

There is no silver bullet for online studying or working from home Recently, I was out at dinner with a group of old school friends. One of my friends enrolled last year in an online TAFE course, but found that she’s not actually been doing

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Finding your voice

With a background in public relations and corporate communications, I’m very accustomed to writing in a voice that is not my own. I’ve written a lot about products, features and services, but less about my own thoughts, opinions and experiences. It’s a safe place to

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