Posts authored by Kate Hamill

May 12, 2016

How to tell when it's time to move beyond the editing stage

As anyone who’s ever sat through a 25-minute Best Man speech or read through a first draft of a novel will tell you, edits can be good. They keep…

Mar 16, 2016

3 signs you're a people-pleaser – and how to break the cycle

People-pleasing is a dangerous game. It's just too easy to justify people-pleasing behavoir: You're not being a doormat; you're being generous. It's not a one-sided conversation; you're listening. You didn't…

Nov 13, 2015

4 must-dos before the holidays take over

Ah, the end of the year and its attendant luxuries: Holidays! Cookies! Parties! Gifts! Alcohol! Friends! Family! And the almost-inescapable headaches for freelancers: Disrupted client schedules! Delayed invoices! Budget woes!…

Oct 09, 2015

3 simple tips to structure your workdays

This is a post from a member of the Freelancers Union community. If you’re interested in sharing your expertise, your story, or some advice you think will help a…

Oct 05, 2015

3 easy resume fixes

Like many part-time copywriters, I have done some work as a resume-writer – both privately and as a freelance contractor for big companies. Over the years, I reworked resumes for people…