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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Buying a House as a Freelancer

If you live in Austin, you’ve probably noticed a trend in the past few years. Any time you’re talking with other Austinites, conversations increasingly find their way to one or both of two common subjects: Austin’s traffic Austin’s real estate market The two subjects have the same cause – the city’s rapid growth – but only one of them stands…

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The Tao of Freelancing

I’m in the freelance business—freelance fiction copyediting, to be exact. It isn’t exactly a profession where I can expect to retire with a gold watch (did I mention I’m writing a novel, too?). The book world—and the future of work in general—have been undergoing rapid change. Flexibility and, in turn, uncertainty are the name of the game, now more so…

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