Agency Worker Regulations (AWR): What is AWR?

Agency Workers Regulations aim to combat discrimination of people who work for employment agencies, by stating that agency workers should be no less favourably treated in pay and working time than their full-time counterparts, who do the same work. Similar to IR35, the guidance is designed to ensure fair treatment of contractors and freelancers, and ensure that … Read more

Rules for good leadership

Over the years, I have had the opportunity to work directly with a number of leaders. I define these as people who lead their own teams and organisations. What makes some of them good leaders? My answer is personal and subjective. Note the “some of them” reference. Being good at your profession does not necessarily … Read more

Tips for new fathers (or, how to dad good)

I find most writing on how to be a good father quite patronising. Instead, I’ve collected the most practical advice for new dads into one place. It will grow over time, as will babies and the parents that look after them. Further advice, anecdata, exceptions that prove the rule, etc, are welcome in the comments. … Read more

Freelance Marketing Proposal Template [free example template to download]

This freelance marketing proposal template will give you the basics for getting a robust freelance marketing proposal in place for your freelance business. And there’s even a free example proposal template to download. When pitching to new clients, a freelance marketing proposal helps you present your solution, show your credibility, and name a price for … Read more

5 best working from home tips to minimise distractions and maximise productivity

When first imagining what it is like to work from home, it is easy to envision this work arrangement as a good alternative to spending your time on a long commute and wasting hours in the office. Statistics shows that more and more specialists follow the same thinking paradigm, and it is hard for humans … Read more

10 Tips for Writing a Job Winning CV to Be Hired as a Freelance Translator

If you want to find a new freelance translator job, don’t use the old CV template. To make a good impression on a prospective client, you should write your resume from scratch. Don’t worry. It’s not half as hard as it seems. Use the following tips for freelancers to make your CV to stand out. … Read more