Submitting a piece of writing feels sublime. The slog is over, the deadline has been hit (or missed, but at least it’s not getting any missed-er), it’s out of your hands. But the satisfaction glistens with greasy anxiety. How many mistakes did you miss? Checking your own work is hard. Once you’ve stared at a …
Writing & Editing
Long-term and permanent writing and editing jobs in the UK: not easy to net, but worth it for a writer or editor who wants a bit of stability and experience. Career writers and editors spend years grafting at a desk job, then try working from home, then pop back into the corporate world, then miss …
Podcasts are double-uppers. They entertain me while I rinse dishes. They educate me as I stride, with an air of misleading purpose, from house to coffee shop and back again.
I was introduced to podcasts late in the game – bored, exhausted and sans television after a move in 2015, I Googled “QI facts radio show”.
Finding jobs is a time-consuming (often headache-inducing) part of freelance writing and editing. Here are some of the best resources for finding remote writing and editing work online.
Zen in the Art of Writing is a window into the mind and working process of a man
famed for his prolific, beautiful prose. It is an immensely valuable resource.
Most importantly, it is delightful. Bradbury used words in new and
delicious ways whenever he wrote; including in his meta work. There is a
physical pleasure to be had in reading his words.
If you are a freelance writer or editor, it’s vital to know how much you are earning per job and per hour worked. You need these figures to work out your budget and billing rates – and to figure out which jobs just aren’t worth the effort.
Calculate the job price and hourly rate you’ll receive for doing an Upwork job. See the results in dollars, sterling and euro – minus Upwork fees.
Pre-Internet, I imagine writers’ distraction came in the form of external surroundings: documents strewn on desks, friends calling by, potential sandwiches singing their siren songs.
To an extent, we are still susceptible to these tangents. I have never been so intimately interested in laundry as when I’m meant to be beginning an article in which I have little interest.
However, the vast majority of my distraction comes from the things I use to write: my phone and my computer.