Back in August, amid moving and other craziness, I got a last-minute invite to talk at Weapons of Mass Creation in Cleveland. It was one of those moments where against better judgment I said YES, and it worked out great. They just posted the video of my talk, so I'm posting it here! (I sound… Continue reading the sound of one man networking
This piece in the New York Times yesterday about writers getting asked to work for free reminded me about the ongoing struggle freelancers have to get paid. I'm a big believer in fiscal transparency — to the point where I've been known to ask people questions about money that I later realized were super awkward. But… Continue reading freelance financial transparency
Q. Do you have any tips for networking? I've debated asking a fellow freelancer about getting work, but I'm afraid of stepping on her toes. A. When I started freelancing, I thought that meeting other freelancers was the best way to get gigs. They get gigs, and I want gigs, so they can give me some… Continue reading never network alone
Inspired by Neil Gaiman's two-of-three rule, I made a two-of-three rule specifically for pitching magazine articles.
Thinking about content strategy for creative businesses is seriously my jam right now — my background in magazine editing and my long-running craft business are kind of colliding in a creative supernova, and I'm working on some ideas to roll out to the world. I contributed a post over at CraftyPod on content strategy, and… Continue reading content strategy for creative businesses
I've been thinking a lot about getting paid lately. Not only because I've been a self-employed editor and writer for the last six months, but because the internet blew up this week over an incident in which The Atlantic asked a writer to adapt a hella long story for zero dollars. Freelance writers went into… Continue reading Working for Free? Someone’s Got to Get Paid
Remember how I quit my job last year? This zine is my testimony of how I followed my heart and left my dream job and gets more into the details of how and why I quit. Now for sale on Etsy! An aerial view of my desk while I was working on the zine: