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This Week in Freelancing: Scope Creep

Money Earned This Week: ~$700 (It’s a rare week where I don’t have an exact number for you, but that’s because I won’t know until the very end of the day. As of this writing I have earned $496.90, but I have a lot more work to do before I can call this week over.)

Articles Written This Week: 16

Want to hear me play music? Come to Norwescon at 7 p.m. tonight!

First: the “I wrote an article on sexual consent” thing that I posted on Sunday: It was not a troll. I do know what happened. I don’t have approval to share it publicly. I also pulled my original post on the subject, since the website did not like my publishing assumptions about what had happened. 

(That, by the way, is a huge lesson for all of us: when it looks like someone has edited/altered your material, go to your editors first. Don’t go publishing to your Tumblr that something terrible happened.)

The reason why my earnings are so low this week is because I spent a lot of it doing boomerang scope creep stuff: projects I thought were completed/paid came rising up like hungry zombies and demanded more attention.

This type of scope creep is unavoidable. There’s always going to be clients who think they’re satisfied and then change their minds. It just all piled on at once this week and made it difficult to complete new work.

(To pre-empt the question why don’t you ask for more money when they want more revisions?, well: that’s not how copy agencies work. They’re a one-price shop. Once you pay your price, you get revisions until you’re satisfied. 80% of my work is accepted without any revisions. About 15% want one revision. And the rest of them all contacted me this week.)

Anyway, that means I need to get back to work, because I am not done earning money for this week! I would like a bit more money for this week, please. :)

If you actually click through and watch the video:
The vlogger immediately states he is “barely qualified” to do his job. (He says this in the context of “the anxiety we have about work,” but it is still hilarious.)
Nothing about the video actually compares the calories consumed eating in vs. eating out.
Also why are we calorie-shaming?
The source for this information is Forza Supplements. Totes trustworthy.
"We know for sure that social isolation and stress take years off of people’s lives." Do we? DO WE?
Gaah I am absolutely being the tool who tears down other people’s work, but I am also starting to believe that actual journalism is a unicorn. Or a dragon. And someday the dragons will return and three people will ride on them and burninate all the clickbaiters.

If you actually click through and watch the video:

  1. The vlogger immediately states he is “barely qualified” to do his job. (He says this in the context of “the anxiety we have about work,” but it is still hilarious.)
  2. Nothing about the video actually compares the calories consumed eating in vs. eating out.
  3. Also why are we calorie-shaming?
  4. The source for this information is Forza Supplements. Totes trustworthy.
  5. "We know for sure that social isolation and stress take years off of people’s lives." Do we? DO WE?

Gaah I am absolutely being the tool who tears down other people’s work, but I am also starting to believe that actual journalism is a unicorn. Or a dragon. And someday the dragons will return and three people will ride on them and burninate all the clickbaiters.

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Freelance copywriter. Essayist (The Toast, Yearbook Office, The Billfold, Urban Times). Occasional nerd musician. Every week I post how much money I earn writing.

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