What Freelancers Can Learn About Communication from Skinner’s Rats

If you ever took a course in psychology, you may remember the famous work of Burrhus Frederic (B.F.) Skinner. Skinner worked with rats and pigeons in the mid 20th century and discovered certain things about how animals respond to specific methods of reinforcement. In one of his studies he learned that if a lever rats could press rewarded them with…

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5 Reasons Austin’s a Great Place to Be a Freelancer

These days, Austin seems to make it onto nearly every list one can imagine. In 2016, Austin was named the #2 “Best Place to Live” in the nation by US News and World Report. WalletHub called it the third best place to start a new career. Forbes called Austin the number one “boom town” in the nation—which they described as…

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Forging A Career With Style And Good Grammar: August Meeting Recap

Five veteran editors were on hand at the August meeting of Freelance Austin at FiberCove to talk about their personal journeys through the professional world of editing, and share tips on how to understand and get into the biz. Meilee D. Bridges, owner of The Good Word Consulting Services, moderated the event, while Kamila Forson, a freelance fiction copy editor, provided…

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Working with A Child at Home

It’s summer time, and the living is easy, right? But if you work from home, you may find yourself struggling to get your work done, with a kid or kiddos who are out of school and daycare around to distract you. If you are like me, your work—and therefore income—is unpredictable, which sometimes makes it difficult to plan and pay…

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GETTING PAID! : June Meeting Recap

Though we hopefully love what we do, we still want to get paid for our time, effort and talent. At Freelance Austin’s most recent lunchtime event, panelists Sherry Scott, owner of Resource Connections, LLC, and Fernando Labastida, chief content officer with Content Propulsion, shared some of their thoughts on making sure clients pay appropriately for services rendered. Incoming Freelance Austin…

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