We all have “weird boss” stories, so I’m not going to start trying to compete. Suffice to say that I had my fair share. It’s not so much the “weird” (I love a little quirky here and there), it was […]
Life is stressful. Even the good parts. Having a baby? Hooray! Now you can start worrying about pregnancy health, scans, doctors’ fees, kitting out a baby room, spending a year’s salary on diapers. Finally bought your dream home? Awesome news! […]
One of the many (many) perks of working for myself is the freedom to control my hours. If the sun is shining on a Monday morning, I can head to the beach for a paddle, then make up for it […]
Last week, I started a new editing project on a book that is set to be published in December. Less than three months away… Not a problem. We’ve got all the info, we have the basic structure laid out and […]
Since I started working for myself, I’ve wondered if I’d ever reach the stage of feeling comfortable with the amount of work I have. Sure, I’m writing my bottom off at the moment, but what about when this contract’s done […]
Proofreading is the least favourite part of my job. Not surprisingly, it is also the most important. Of course, the spellchecker on MS Word points out the glaring problems with grammar and spelling (I absolutely cannot type Mpumalanga correctly – […]
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Like many pivotal moments in my life, the realisation that I HAD to write came as I gazed upon a bottle of merlot. The label, actually. I was turning the wine bottle in my hand, intrigued at its earthy flavour […]
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