Finance for freelance writers & editors: How to calculate your hourly rate

(Image by Steve Buissinne from Pixabay) As I’m away this week, here’s one I prepared earlier. It’s a rant I had last week on Medium. When it comes to working out an hourly rate, it helps to know where to start. When someone offers me $25 to edit their 10,000-word document I can feel myself going cross-eyed. Apart from being topics of no interest to me when an interest in the topic is a requirement (cosmetics, poetry, ninja kids…), and apart […]

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Polish your work before letting it go

(Image by Anne Karakash from Pixabay) As I’m away this week, here’s one I prepared earlier. It’s a rant I had a few weeks ago on Medium, but the same topic also appears in Diary of a Scaredy Cat. Have pride in your work; at least read it through before sending it out. Writers don’t seem to have pride in their work anymore. When I was learning about being a writer (in class and experiential), it was drummed into me that […]

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