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Taking a Claytons Break

Most freelancers, sole traders and small business owner/operators rarely take a total break from their work because they are worried about losing potential clients and jobs while they're not lookin...

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Debriefing and confidentiality

Maintaining confidentiality If you're working in a position where you've got access to your clients' private information it's essential to maintain confidentiality in regard to your clients and th...

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Using Facebook versus being used by Facebook

If you're reading this you're probably on Facebook. You may use Facebook for personal, social reasons or you may have to use it for business reasons. But are you a Facebook-user who controls how...

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Healthy bodies for constant computer-users

Whether you're a writer, editor, proofreader, scribe or typist, if you work full-time sitting in a chair in front of a computer screen and you want to live a long life, you need to stick to four im...

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Safety first for scribes and editors

If you're a freelancer or business owner/operator providing scribing or editing services to the public, it's important to have some strategies in place to keep you personally safe at work. These mi...

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Could you run your business from home?

Many freelancers and small business owners/operators manage their businesses from  home. Businesses that can be run from home Your business can be managed and operated from home if: You ar...

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Nobody’s perfect

Are you a freelancer or run your own business? If so, you probably want your work to be perfect - especially if, like me, you are an editor and proofreader. You probably also want to achieve perfec...

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Your business: how many hours do you need to work?

If you're running a business, you probably work long hours. But you may not know how many hours you work each week, much less how many hours you spend doing paid work or how many hours you spend do...

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Tips for better work-life balance when working from home

If you work from home, and particularly if you're operating an online secretarial or editing business, you probably work way too much. People who are their own bosses and work from home often prior...

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What are the benefits of working from home?

The main benefits of working from home are: 1) living very close to your work, 2) flexible hours, 3) low operating costs, 4) having a quiet place to work, and 5) you can take time off if you need t...

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