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Not What I Expected!

June 6th, 2014

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAIt’s a funny old world, isn’t it? Sometimes you think your career is going to go one way and then you find yourself heading off in another direction completely. That’s where I found myself a couple of weeks ago when an opportunity came up that was too good to miss. You see, I’m now in pastures new! After 10 years at The Writers Bureau, I’ve moved to a new position in a totally different sector – law. Who’d have thought it? Honestly, if you’d asked me a few weeks ago if I would consider working for a large firm of corporate solicitors, I would have probably said no. But, after reading about what they required for their Content Executive role (yes, that’s my fancy new title!) and meeting with the Marketing Manager, I decided I’d really quite like the new challenge. Read the rest of this entry »

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How Do I Find Work as a Freelance Journalist?

June 4th, 2014

This is a question we are asked almost every day, and to begin to answer it we first need to look at what a freelancer actually does.

Working as a freelancer essentially means working for yourself. You will be self-employed and responsible for finding your own work. It’s no good sitting at home and waiting for editors to contact you and beg you to write for them – that’s not quite how it works! Read the rest of this entry »

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Poetry – How It’s Meant To Sound!

June 2nd, 2014

The Poetry Archive exists to help make poetry accessible, relevant and enjoyable to a wide audience. It came into being as a result of a meeting, in a recording studio, between Sir Andrew Motion, soon after he became U.K. Poet Laureate in 1999, and the recording producer, Richard Carrington. They agreed about how enjoyable and illuminating it is to hear poets reading their work and about how regrettable it was that, even in the recent past, many important poets had not been properly recorded. Read the rest of this entry »

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