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10 articles you need to read BEFORE you go freelance

Research can be a pain in the balls. Especially when you’re raring to start a freelance career. In the interest of brevity, here’s a round-up of the top 10 articles any aspiring freelancer should read before cracking on. Some of the smarts below come direct…

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Tattoo fails: the proofreading edition

I won’t lie. As a tattooed person, writing this post gave me some serious anxiety. I know what it is to go through the pain of a tattoo and to trust someone else to carry out your artistic vision. If it goes wrong, there’s no…

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The British writer’s guide to American English

Trying to write American English is a total brainfuck. It’s like being stuck in a parallel universe where everything looks and feels like it should be the same, but isn’t. Mastering the change of language is much more than swapping your ‘ise’ for ‘ize’ and…

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Dangling modifiers: what the hell is that?

Don’t leave me hanging, baby. That’s what a modifier would say, if it could talk. Because when you leave shit hanging around like that, misunderstandings happen. Embarrassing ones. Allow me to elaborate…   What is a dangling modifier? Before we can wade into the nitty…

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Offensive freelance writer stereotypes – which one are you?

Prepare to be mildly offended and slightly amused!* I’ve compiled a short list of freelance writer stereotypes for you to disagree with, laugh at, and shoehorn yourself into. Scroll down and descend into outrage.   Millennial hipster Are you wearing vintage clothing deliberately chosen for…

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