Category Archives: Reviews

Review: The Book Every Freelancer Should Read in 2013

I’m not a big fan of most how-to books on business that cross my desk, but  The Freelancers Bible, by Freelancers Union founder and executive director and MacArthur Foundation “Genius” Fellow Sara Horowitz, with Toni Sciarra Poynter, is the exception. … Continue reading

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Silver Linings in Hurricane Sandy

First of all, if you’ve been affected by Hurricane Sandy this week, good luck and we’re wishing you a speedy recovery and return to normal. Here are a few thoughts and tips on coping: Reach out. The freelance life can … Continue reading

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Review: RocketLawyer’s Legal Docs for Small Business

Recently, I needed a privacy policy for a website. I remembered I had a free trial with RocketLawyer, an online document provider for small business, in connection with a story I was writing about the company. RocketLawyer had asked me … Continue reading

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Writing Tips From Stanley Fish, With References To Frankenstein and Dan Ariely

I’m continuing my tour through writing books by reading Stanley Fish’s How To Write A Sentence. I’ve been a writer and editor for 20 years – starting seriously in college, where I worked for the student newspaper at the University … Continue reading

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A Great Site To Help Freelancers Find Health Insurance

I’ve been covering the health insurance market on-and-off for almost 20 years now and have reported on many different efforts by local chambers of commerce, city administrations and state departments of health and insurance to give people who aren’t covered … Continue reading

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Balance Your Kids’ Lives–and Your Own

My husband and I spent our first six years as parents raising four small children in Jersey City, N.J. We lived on a gentrifying block in a city where a substantial portion of the population lives in poverty. Because we weren’t … Continue reading

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Best Apps For Freelancers (It’s Not Just About Google)

Last week, BestVendor, a review site that looks pretty interesting, released an infographic that shows some of the most popular apps for freelancers. Venturebeat covered the release here. Some of the results were predictable. In a survey of 97 freelancers, … Continue reading

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The Features You Want In Your Home Office Phone

Your telephone is a crucial, but easily overlooked, piece of equipment in your home office. For years, I limped along with an old cordless phone. I’m not sure why I never thought to get a new one; it was just … Continue reading

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Mobile Phone Coverage In Europe: A Few Answers

My family vacation this year is to Europe (in fact, our three-week trip is one explanation for why the posts on 200kfreelancer might be a little thin for a while). The lands of castles and scones, kilts and chocolate (we’re … Continue reading

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Is It Time to Overhaul Your Schedule?

If you’ve been looking forward to summer to take more long bike rides, hit the beach, catch lightening bugs with your children or otherwise enjoy the summer weather, you probably face the conundrum we all do: How do you balance … Continue reading

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