freelance financial transparency

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

never network alone

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

OMG I quit my job

I totally quit my job last week. It wasn't some kind of take-this-job-and-shove-it table-flipping experience. It was totally civilized and without raised voices or tears. I gave five weeks' notice, and my last day is going to be Sept. 4. So what's my deal? I remained employed for the entirety of the great recession—no small… Continue reading OMG I quit my job