“Be a Better Freelancer! (Re)Invent Your Business” is the theme for Communication Central’s ninth annual conference for freelancers, September 26–27, 2014, at the Hyatt Regency Downtown in Rochester, N.Y. (There’s also an Editorial Bootcamp on September 28.) The agenda includes two solid days of drilling down on all aspects of launching, managing and expanding a successful freelance writing, editing, proofreading, indexing, graphics or other editorial business.
I’ll be kicking off the festivities with a keynote address on “The Business of Getting Freelance Business”—but I’m equally excited to hear from the other featured presenters: [read more...]
You could argue that I’m a few years late to the trend of using a standing desk for my freelance home office. The truth is that I’ve been very happy with my antique architect’s drafting table (bought dirt cheap at a yard sale) for more than ten years. I didn’t want to abandon it, I didn’t want to have to buy another monitor, and I couldn’t stomach the idea of having another piece of furniture. After doing a bit of research, I came to the conclusion what I *really* needed was an adjustable standing desk—which seemed to offer the best of both worlds by allowing me to keep the drafting table while adding to its utility.
Why make the leap now? While I am mindful about getting up and out of my desk chair on a regular basis, it’s still far too easy to be sedentary. That’s especially true as a freelance writer working from home, when you’re not necessarily up and around an office going to meetings or coffee klatsching with coworkers. An increasing body of research tells the tale: It’s unhealthy to sit all the time, even if you’re a diligent exerciser. [read more...]