I’m fairly sure I’m not the only freelancer that checks the SAFREA (South African Freelancers’ Association) website almost weekly to generate quotes. Right, guys? It’s just so useful to have a guideline of what freelancers should be charging in South […]
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 […]
Money talks and no-one’s is saying, “You have enough, you’re good. Sit back and relax a while.” But, this can sometimes mean that we become afraid to say no. We’re afraid we’ll burn bridges, lose too many clients, get a […]
The work had taken the better part of a week. More than this, it was as boring as my library teacher teaching us how to use the card indexing system. Repetitive, uninspiring, completely the opposite of creative. Still, it wasn’t […]
There’s a romantic illusion about writing and blogging. It starts with phrases like, “everyone has a book inside them” or “you’ve got so many funny/crazy/sad/amazing stories; you should write about them”. But, the fact is that it is borderline-impossibly hard […]