“Pay me. Up front. At least half. Then I start work.” —Best Write Communications @ptboeditors #freelancelife #copyediting

“There are two individuals who I will do work for without payments in advance. That’s because if they don’t pay, it means flying pigs are crashing into the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse. Otherwise, I just can’t afford to bear … Continue reading →

Source: Pay me. Up front. At least half. Then I start work. – Best Write Communications

The Pomodoro time management app — have you tried it? #freelancelife

So on the app store today, looking for a timer app to keep track of minutes spent on various editing jobs, I saw the Pomodoro app. It had a five-star rating! So I thought I’d try it. I was surprised it wasn’t a regular timer but a technique of breaking time into short blocks with five-minute breaks between. I’ve been using it today. Do you use the Pomodoro technique or app for time management? How is it working for you? Here’s an article on how it works.

via The Pomodoro Technique: Is It Right For You?.

These Are the New Rules of Work #freelancelife #ptboeditors

Insightful little article that pretty much describes my freelance work life! Except for this one: “…the number of people who wake themselves up once or more at night to check their messages or data is growing…” — I won’t be crossing that line! Sleep is essential for optimum health.

via These Are The New Rules of Work | Fast Company | Business + Innovation.

Copywriting Tips: PowerPoint Shortcuts #copywriting #powerpoint

It’s always a good idea to have a copyeditor review your PowerPoint presentation — too many presenters throw their slides together without thinking about how their appearance and accuracy reflects on them as a professional. Here are some tips and shortcuts for putting together a good presentation. And when you’re done, send it along to me for review!

PowerPoint works across your devices.

via My Favorite PowerPoint Shortcuts.