Tips of the Trade: Freelancing for the Editors and Writers Among Us

For the last six years, I’ve been a freelancer. Even when I was still at school, even when I worked full time as a server, an administrator, an intern, I managed a whole other venture on the side, building it step-by-step. Just six months ago, I decided to take the full brunt of it–I risked my livelihood in trusting my trade to vest the rewards for which my heart yearned: not just money, but freedom. And, I wanted to create a life that was only writing.

“What?” you may be asking. “Writers don’t make money doing what they love.”

Well, believe what you want, but right now I want to tell you how I am challenging those odds and making money writing for others, writing for myself, and writing exactly what I want to be writing–no regrets.

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Do Not Be Afraid: Machine Learning and the Future of Employment

Interested in how Machine Learning is going to affect your job?

Check out my take on our employment futures in the wake of Artificial Intelligence, also published here on Medium.com.


Article by Jessica Barratt

Even a cursory glance at your daily newsfeed is certain to yield at least one doomsday article predicting the certain demise of our employment futures as a result of introducing highly intelligent, and sometimes self-reliant, technologies into the workplace. That’s right, I’m talking about Artificial Intelligence, or more specifically, Artificial Neural Networks taking our jobs.

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