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Memoirs of A South African Freelancer chronicles the unique journey of Lia Marus, the South African Freelancer. Get to know Lia as she chats about her favourite things both in her work and social life.

In a previous post, I discussed what editing is ,specifically looking at how editing takes place in different scenarios. In this article I look at the meaning of the term “proofreading” and what the proofreading process entails.   Proofreading and editing are not the same   Quite a...

What many freelancers - or entrepreneurs - make the crucial mistake of doing is not treating themselves like a business. Why? Well, it's very simple says Michael E Gerber author of the recently released Beyond the E-Myth. It's because they don't have the mentality that they...

In one of my previous posts – My Secret Formula to Twitter Success – I recount an analogy that a presenter (at a conference I had attended) had made about Twitter. (He likened Twitter to a cocktail party where one shares snippets of information with...

The first step in the SEO copywriting process is performing keyword research. What this means is that you will need to research what keywords you are going to incorporate into your website copy so that your (potential) customers will be able to find you on Google....

The term ‘editing’ can be very misleading as many people understand a lot of different things by this.   For example, if you were to perform a Google search for ‘editing’, approximately 469 000 000 results would be returned in a matter of seconds. The first entry from...

[vc_row row_type="row" text_align="left" css_animation=""][vc_column width="1/3"][vc_single_image image="671"][/vc_column][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text]It's an unfortunately true, but sad fact, that negative thoughts are easier to latch onto than positive throughts are. If you're anything like me, negative self-talk is your constant companion. (By the way, if you're interested, I recently came...

Michael is the supervisor of a group of computer programmers who are developing a certain computer program. They are all employees of Peach Software (Pty) Ltd. They plan to launch this new product on 14 January. The issue of the copyright, in this system, is...

[vc_row row_type="row" text_align="left" css_animation=""][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text]The facts of the Mutual and Federal Insurance Co. Ltd v Oudtshoorm Municipality case (Oudtshoorn Municipality Case):   The owner of a light aircraft crashed into a pole immediately outside the boundary of the Oudtshoorn aerodrome. (The aerodrome was owned by the...

For as long as I can remember, Starbucks has been the ultimate in coffee. Every single movie I’ve ever watched has always had at least one scene where one of the characters is holding a Starbucks coffee cup. Although we have excellent coffee shops in...

I once went to an introductory talk on social media. The presenter started off by likening Twitter to a virtual cocktail party. Just as at a cocktail party you join groups and chat for a minute or two and – if you don’t hit it...