Musings on business writing, self-employment and parenthood

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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The Gift of Feedback

As a writer and an editor, one thing that you need to get used to quickly is not everyone is going to love your work. There’ll be times when you don’t get the tone quite right, where your humour misses the mark completely, or where

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