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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.

Journalist Tiffany Madison had the following famous words to say about editing: “While writing is like a joyful release, editing is a prison where the bars are my former intentions and the abusive warden my own neuroticism.” Unfortunately, this is the sentiment that many people...

It was a very normal Wednesday afternoon - sitting and working at my fave coffee shop office Dolci Café. And then I got the phone call from my favourite Zoman Justin. He offered me two tickets to #JoziWineRoute that night...

I've had an up and down day. Story of my life as someone being in a freelance role. It started off with me trying to rush an editing job for a client and failing dismally because I was in such  a hurry and it has ended off with...

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...