Freelance Tips

You might be new to freelance work, or maybe you’re an old hand. Either way, it’s always good to know there are others out there sharing your experience. Our blogs are written by experts who love to share their hints and hacks on making the most of a freelance career, getting the work-life balance right, and taking care of yourself, mentally and physically.

  • What Is Toxic Positivity? (And How to Avoid It as a Freelancer)

    What Is Toxic Positivity? (And How to Avoid It as a Freelancer)

    Jan 13, 2023

    • Freelance Tips

    While it might seem like an oxymoron at first, toxic positivity is a very real – and potentially harmful – phenomenon. Let’s take a look at what toxic positivity is, how it manifests in the workplace, and what you can do to avoid it as a freelancer. What Is Toxic Positivity? Toxic positivity refers to […]

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  • How to Charge a Freelance Rush Fee

    How to Charge a Freelance Rush Fee

    Jan 11, 2023

    • Clients
    • Finance Tips
    • Freelance Tips

    As a freelancer, a client may sometimes request that you complete a project unusually early. In these cases, you may decide to charge a “rush fee” – an additional payment for completing work with a tighter than normal deadline.  Of course, it’s up to you whether to charge a rush fee – or even accept […]

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Why is Upskilling Important for Freelance Proofreaders and Editors?

  • 7 Ways to Improve Your Active Listening Skills

    Jan 06, 2023

    • Freelance Tips
    • Skills and Experience

    Active listening is an essential life skill – both in your career and personal life. But what does it mean to be an active listener? In a conversation, active listening means being fully present and interacting with the other person in a meaningful way (instead of just waiting for your turn to speak). As a […]

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  • 5 Tips for Starting a Career in Editing with No Experience

    Jan 04, 2023

    • Finding Work
    • Freelance Tips
    • Skills and Experience

    If you’re thinking of starting a career in editing, don’t let lack of experience put you off. All you need to launch your new career is an interest in the English language and a desire to learn. With that in mind, we’ve got 5 tips to help get you on track to becoming an editor: […]

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  • How to Find Work-From-Home Proofreading Jobs

    Dec 31, 2022

    • Finding Work
    • Freelance Tips

    Remote work is appealing for many reasons, such as flexible working hours, improved work–life balance, and reduced commuting costs. As a freelance proofreader, you can take your work wherever you are, whether that’s to your backyard or across the world. But how do you find work-from-home proofreading jobs? They’re out there – you just have […]

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  • How to Use Resume Keywords and Phrases

    Dec 30, 2022

    • Finding Work
    • Freelance Tips

    In this digital age, it’s more important than ever to effectively recognize and use keywords. This is especially true with your resume. So, if you’re currently applying for jobs, take a few moments to read about resume keywords and how you can use them to land your dream job. What Are Resume Keywords and Phrases? […]

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  • How to Get Back to Work After a Career Break

    Dec 28, 2022

    • Finding Work
    • Freelance Tips
    • Skills and Experience

    There are many reasons to take a career break, and whether you’ve been away for six months or six years, it can be overwhelming to think about returning to work. Restarting your career can be stressful, but with the right preparation, it doesn’t have to be. Keep reading for some helpful tips on how to […]

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  • How to Explain a Resume Gap

    Dec 24, 2022

    • Finding Work
    • Freelance Tips
    • Skills and Experience

    If you’ve been out of the workforce for a while and have a gap in your resume, you may be wondering how it’ll affect your job search now that you’re ready to get back to work. Long breaks between jobs are usually nothing to worry about, though, if they are handled the right way. In […]

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  • 9 Signs It’s Time to Find a New Job

    9 Signs It’s Time to Find a New Job

    Dec 23, 2022

    • Finding Work
    • Freelance Tips
    • Lifestyle Tips

    Are you considering a career change, but aren’t quite sure if it’s the right decision? Here are nine signs that you might be better off with a new career and some tips on how you can go about finding a job that’s right for you. 1. You Dread Workdays Ever get that sinking Sunday feeling?  […]

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  • 7 Websites to Help You Find Freelance Work Online

    7 Websites to Help You Find Freelance Work Online

    Dec 19, 2022

    • Finding Work
    • Freelance Tips

    There are many ways to approach finding work as a freelancer, from advertisements to word-of-mouth recommendations. In this post, we focus on finding work through freelance marketplaces and give an overview of seven popular sites that could help you find freelance work online. What is a Freelance Marketplace? Freelance marketplaces are online platforms that connect […]

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