When I worked on staff, I freelanced on the side. These gigs brought in extra money, which was great, but there was another benefit: having a network of contacts and clients made the transition to full-time freelancing easier (and it was a life-saver when I unexpectedly found myself unemployed at one point). Should you moonlight as a freelancer? Check out Freelance Folder’s article on the rewards and challenges.
The Editors’ Association of Canada has announced the date for its next two certification tests: Nov. 17, 2012, for Proofreading and Structural Editing. Details at the EAC website.
Freelancer Karen Briggs (whom I met at a recent PWAC seminar) shares her thoughts on hackneyed writing advice, including “constructive lifestyle suggestions.”
And in case you missed it: Shawn Achor’s hilarious TED Talk on “The happy secret to better work.” It’s a great video to wind up the week.
Thanks to everyone who posted a comment regarding Caps & Spelling. Many of you love it as much as I do!
But… there can only be two draw winners, and they are… Craig Sebastiano and Christine Peets. Congratulations!