20th May 2021
Should We Let Our Emotions Guide Us in Business?
Emotion. Agitation or disturbance of mind; vehement or excited mental state. (Ten points if you get the film. If not, read through to the end for the big reveal*.) It’s safe to say that emotions have been running high over the last few months. There’s no single reason either – it could be any of […]
31st December 2020
The Takeaways from One Year of #Write52
There we have it – somehow, in what has been the longest and shortest year of our lives, 2020 is over. We’ve all learnt a lot this year and have embarked on our own projects. Here’s hoping you can gain something from this personal endeavour: #Write52. What is #Write52? If you’re not familiar with it, […]
10th September 2020
Four Years in Freelance Writing: Every Lesson Learned
Lesson one. Tell everyone you’re pregnant and the internet loses its collective shit. But seriously. If you follow me on LinkedIn, you’ll likely have been bugged by those annoying ‘celebrating four years at Katie Lingo’ notifications. Sorry about that. In 2016, post-Brexit vote but pre-Trump, my good friend Jonny and I were sitting in a […]
21st August 2020
Are Your Freelancers Part of the Team?
Today started with a surprise in my inbox. It was 9am and I’d just been sent my ‘team’ headshot by one of my agency clients. There she was, staring back at me with gleaming white teeth, flawless skin and perfectly preened eyebrows. Is my nose really that big? Who’s to say? This avatar would soon […]
17th June 2020
Is 'Freelancer' a Dirty Word?
Owen Turner – United by Design Today is National Freelancers’ Day – a celebration of the finest self-employed talents out there, whose contributions make up some 5 million of the UK’s workforce. As a proud freelancer, I like to think I espouse good values. Professionalism, reliability, courtesy. Ask any other and you’ll doubtless hear the […]