Posts authored by Kate Shea

Kate Shea lives and works in New York City, where she consumes an inordinate amount of Sriracha daily.
Nov 8, 2016

Perks of being a freelancer during an election season

Presidential elections are unruly animals, and they seem to become more feral and less easily housebroken every four years. The 2016 election season has been especially intense, of course, and…

Oct 31, 2016

Top 10 reasons why Halloween is the perfect freelancer holiday

1. You can wear whatever ridiculous thing you want all day long, and nobody gets to say a word about it. 2. You're perfectly free to eat candy all day…

Oct 7, 2016

On being taken "seriously" as a freelancer

Remember Rodney Dangerfield? He was the goofy-looking, freewheeling, “new money” life-of-the-party golfer in the movie “Caddyshack” – a great stand-up comic whose heyday was back in the 1980s, and who became…

Sep 23, 2016

How NOT to overshare with your clients

"T.M.I." may be a dated cultural reference (that's right, I said it, and I'm sure those I've offended are no doubt imploring me to talk to the hand)…

Sep 12, 2016

Top ten signs that your summer is over (freelancers edition)

1. Your impending deadlines cause you to break into a cold sweat whenever you hear a Back-to-School commercial featuring the word “homework”. 2. You find yourself silently judged for eating…