freelancing

How I Run My Site: WordPress Plugins

Last night in one of the Facebook groups I’m part of, someone said she was about to update her freelance website and asked to see websites from other freelancers in the group. The result was a long thread full of links,…

3 Lessons From The Art of Entrepreneurship

On Tuesday I attended The Art of Entrepreneurship, a day-long event with info and resources for business owners and entrepreneurs. However, even though the speakers were famous, much of the advice about running a successful business was old-hat. You know the stuff. Build…

Goals for 2013

The frenzy of reading and reviewing 40 books in 2012 has passed, but I’m still a little shell-shocked a few days later. 2013 will be a bit different, but in degree rather than in kind. Of course, this can mean…

Book Review: You’re Not Fooling Anyone When You Take Your Laptop to a Coffee Shop, by John Scalzi

Title: You’re Not Fooling Anyone When You Take Your Laptop to a Coffee Shop: Scalzi on Writing Author: John Scalzi Publisher: Subterranean Press Format: eBook Rating: 4 out of 5 I read a lot of books about writing in 2012.…

Saying Yes to Full-time Freelancing

I’ve been managing this website through its various incarnations since late 2009. Since then, there have been a lot of changes – new web addresses, new business names, and new clients. However, a few weeks ago, an even bigger change…

Attending the Editors’ Association of Canada conference in Ottawa

It appears that when I watch a movie three times in the theatre, it causes me to drop off the face of the earth for nearly a month. But don’t worry – I have been productive during my absence. A…

Why I rebranded and relocated my site

Late last year I wrote about my goals for 2012. Some were ambitious or beyond my reach, but one of them was practical: I wanted to change the business name that I operated under and migrate my existing content to a…

Montreal is GO

I’m happy to announce that most, if not all, of the groundwork has been laid for my trip to Montreal: Booked a spot at the conference? Check. Found accommodations at a hostel? Check. Booked my VIA rail ticket? Check. Made…

Feeling Professional and Learning About XML

The past week has seen a flurry of really positive activity: A web design company I’m helping sent me a payment I sent out two contracts to new clients I attended another Board meeting for the Writer’s Circle of Durham…

Thoughts for the New Year

While I certainly plan on posting here again before January starts, I realize that with the hustle and bustle of the holidays, I may not have the time. To keep myself on track for the future, here are my freelancing…