“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 →
As a Canadian business owner, it’s important to know how and when to charge sales taxes for the goods and services you sell and supply to your customers.
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.
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.
How do you decide how to spend your time? Do you take enough down time? Time management is pivotal when operating a small business, usually juggling several clients at once. Here is an excellent article outlining some pointers for managing your time.
Flexibility: one of the most important perks of the freelance life. Here are some tips for taking your work along with you on vacation this summer.
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!
It’s that time of year again, tax season. During a work lull in January, I started to tally my income and expenses in preparation for tax time. Here is a helpful list of things you can deduct as expenses in Canada:
We’re less motivated than Americans, but at least we’re more passionate.
Or at least that’s how we bill ourselves. Each year, LinkedIn compiles a list of what word-fluff we’re using to pad our resumes. Here’s the latest roundup of the 10 most overused buzzwords to grace the professional networking site’s 10-million Canadian and 332-million global profiles.
LinkedIn’s most overused buzzwords of 2014
“Sure,” you might be thinking, “they’re popular words. But what’s so wrong with being an analytical problem solver with extensive experience and communications skills? I mean, what employer wouldn’t want to hire somebody who’s passionately motivated to drive strategic and organizational creativity?”
In other words, as Juliet lamented (I’m paraphrasing here): What’s in…
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Marketing yourself as a self-employed editor: one of the toughest challenges of operating a freelance business. This is a very thorough article discussing the ins and outs, with several good resource links.