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Debriefing and confidentiality, when working with sensitive or explicit material

Maintaining confidentiality If you're working in a position where you've got access to your clients' private information (such as their life stories or researched information), it's essential to m...

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Why network with industry colleagues?

Some of the benefits of investing your time and energy in networking with your industry colleagues are: you will learn and keep up-to-date about industry developments you will be given oppo...

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Marketing your business during and after COVID-19

Over the past two months, many businesses have been able to quickly rethink their marketing strategies, and come up with new strategies that target the current needs of clients in our new COVID-19 ...

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Re-positioning your business in a COVID-19 world

The businesses that stay afloat, during the next few months of COVID-19 restrictions and closures in Australia, will be those business that are able to: adapt to change find new ways of doi...

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Four tips for work-life balance when working at home

If you are your own boss and/or work from home, you can keep your work and life in balance by sticking to these simple rules: 1) schedule in regular time off and stick to it; 2) when at work, opera...

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4 rules for staying healthy (especially for freelancers and people working at home)

There are only four things you really need to do to stay healthy, when working at home: ensure your body gets enough water, food, exercise and rest. 1.  Water No matter what type of work you d...

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The ‘closed door’ policy when working at home

As a result of COVID-19, many employees are now working at home, just like the many freelancers and owner/operators of sole trader businesses who worked from their own homes for many years. Peop...

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The importance of intuition (for editing consultants and freelancers)

Editors need good intuition to carry out their work, whether they're an employee or running their own business. Freelance editing consultants need good intuition, not only to do their work  as ...

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Safety for female freelancers and sole traders

This article is based on my experiences as a female freelancer in Australia, and is directed at other female and female-identifying freelancers; however, some of the safety risks/strategies mention...

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OHS for sole traders or freelancers working from home

Sole traders, freelancers and employees working at home have to look after their own Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) and make sure they maintain a safe workplace, whether in their own or other...

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