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WELCOME to the FEU Training blog. This is the place to catch up on training news relevant to freelance members, such as details of bursaries and funding streams, as well as providing links to appropriate websites and information. Every month we will focus on a different subject area – a Hot Topic – relevant to the business of being a freelance from a training perspective

How to write for work (3)

The previous blog entry listed nine basic principles and general rules of effective writing. If you can master punctuation, and erase text talk and the inappropriate use of capital letters, you will be taken much more seriously by your readers.

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How to write for work (2)

The letters on your computer keyboard can be used in an almost infinite number of permutations and combinations to create just about anything. From the works of Shakespeare to a dense scientific tome; from a heart-warming love song to the

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How to write for work (1)

Creative people have every reason to object if anyone tries to impose restrictions on what they can and cannot say, write, read, sing or play. Freedom of expression is a fundamental pillar of a creative person’s life, but whatever your

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The Lost Art of Being Human (II)

There was a time when virtually everyone believed the earth was flat. But this unanimity did not mean that it was. The same principle applies to the idea that marketing yourself through social media and other on-line means somehow replaces

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The Lost Art of Being Human (I)

The last couple of decades have seen a succession of new technologies that have helped creative professionals market their services. First, there were email and websites. Then came Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn, and as sure as night follows day, there

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Dealing with the Chaos of Freelancing (2)

Whether you are a musician, actor, writer or journalist, work tends to arrive in fits and starts: such is the chaotic nature of freelancing. Only rarely will you enjoy a steady, predictable flow of jobs, and the variability of freelance

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Dealing with the Chaos of Freelancing (1)

One of the greatest attractions of freelancing is the variety. Potentially, every job is different: you deal with different people; maybe in different parts of the country; and every mission presents a new and exciting challenge. But there is a

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Assertiveness (2) – Five steps to become more assertive

We covered what being assertive is and isn’t in the last blog, but how do we become more assertive if it doesn’t come naturally? Follow these five steps to help you take your assertiveness skills up a notch. 1. Work

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Assertiveness (1) – How Assertive Are You?

‘Well, I don’t like to be pushy,” was the answer I got to a question the other day. I’ve never considered assertiveness as being ‘pushy’. I started to think about how I would describe it. What is assertiveness? Being assertive

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Taking control of your future

I admire anyone who sets New Year resolutions and actually sticks to them. In my case, my main priority at that time of year is reaching spring without slitting my wrists! Dramatic I know but, a sensation seeker to the

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