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Judging other people’s culinary aptitude with Monica Galetti’s expressions

  I make no secret of the fact that I am a bit of of a food snob. Not in a “I only shop at Supermarket X’. More in a “I judge people who prefer takeaways over the joy of home cooked food”.  I prefer making my own pastes,...

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Freelancing: 30 days, 30 queries challenge

One of the most useful sources I’ve found since I started freelancing, is Mridu Khullar’s blog.  It’s handy because it’s real. Mridu doesn’t build castles in the sky, instead, she blogs honestly about the challenges, success and other things that goes with being a freelancer. If you’re a freelance writer,...

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So, you think you can freelance? Tips for n00bs

A story in The Atlantic about how to pitch stories got me thinking about a post I’ve been wanting to write for a while.  When I started freelancing, I didn’t have a mentor or a guide, so to speak. I still don’t and I really wish I did. I...

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When you feel like dying, but deadlines don’t die with you

I wrote this last year. Today is exactly one-year since I saw South Africa beat England to become the number one ranked Test team in the world at Lord’s. That was an immeasurably special experience. To have been there to cover the tour was one of the most extraordinary...

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Hashtag freelance problems

My life is sad. I spent my off day Googling “freelance problems” to make myself feel less alone about freelance problems. I found a great tumblr.  It’s called “Young journalist problems” – some of them are really funny.  You can view the  whole thing here – I’ve picked some...

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Speed flatmating – yes, that’s a real thing

When your house searching for somewhere to live in London keep on turning up empty, you might be inclined to try Speedflatmating. If feeling awkward is your thing....go for it.

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i thank you in advance [a poem]

A poem for a fallen fighter.

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Four reasons you should never become a freelancer

Freelancing is great, they say. Freelancing gives you freedom, they say. Freelancing is easy, they say. Here are the things they don't say.

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Thinking about going freelance? Five reasons you should

Should I? Shouldn't I? Is freelancing the right thing? Five reasons (and there are many more) why you absolutely should.

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Six things I’ve learned in six months as a freelancer

I can hardly claim to know a lot, but I have learned a few things in my freelance of driving solo. Here's six of them...

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