Care carefully; book bans stumble; AI evolves; Celtic clarity: Newsletter 15 May 2024
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Care carefully; book bans stumble; AI evolves; Celtic clarity: Newsletter 15 May 2024

Newsletter 44: Getting old means not giving a damn about stuff that doesn’t matter. Also, why you shouldn’t buy at Amazon’s book sale, Google and OpenAI announce great steps forward, why Joe Mazzulla is a profound philosopher, plus three people to follow and three books to read. On not giving a damn If you’ve had…

Tips for pricing writing and editing projects on milestones, not by the hour

Tips for pricing writing and editing projects on milestones, not by the hour

My freelance pricing strategy maximizes two competing priorities: the chance I will get paid properly for my work, and the likelihood that the client will be happy. That means pricing and billing on milestones, not by the hour. So let’s go over the best way to make that work. Why I price on milestones The…

The free advice economy; 500-foot baguette; 40,000 robot narrators: Newsletter 8 May 2024
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The free advice economy; 500-foot baguette; 40,000 robot narrators: Newsletter 8 May 2024

Newsletter 43: Free advice is the lubricant of the business world; PRH proprietary AI tool; hybrid insights, plus three people to follow and three books to read. Beyond the old-boy network The working world runs on free advice. This may or may not have been visible to you when you started working, but unless you’re…

Do hard things; NPS inflation; fake news about book sales: Newsletter 1 May 2024
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Do hard things; NPS inflation; fake news about book sales: Newsletter 1 May 2024

Newsletter 42: Make an effort or fade away, labelling killer foods, don’t trust NPS braggarts, plus three people to follow and three books to read. The effort is the point Everything about our modern world — at least in the prosperous part of it where you probably live — is designed to make things easier….

To build your writing career, grow your abilities in 4 dimensions

To build your writing career, grow your abilities in 4 dimensions

Writers need to grow, or else the work gets boring. You’ll be more versatile, more employable, and happier if your always looking for ways to expand your capabilities. Seek opportunities to grow your experience in these four dimensions: Pivot and grow based on what you’re comfortable with Work can be simpler if you hold one…