September 16, 2013
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The new term, ‘back to school’ feeling of September is always a happy one for me: possibly it’s because I was a study nerd when I was younger, partly it’s just I love the excuse to buy new notebooks and indulge in my stationery fetish. This year the new start that the season offers is particularly dramatic for me, and one I’m really excited by. After a hectic summer, I have relocated to Brighton and am currently in the process of reorganising my stuff after having it in storage for the best part of 6 months. This is turning out to be a great opportunity to reassess what I actually need, and what I am have been hanging onto unnecessarily – not a bad lesson for the rest of life, I think!
I’m looking forward to getting used to a new city after 11 years in London, and have a raft of promising new projects on the go for the next few months, including, of course, assisting a number of clients with both Chambers and Legal 500 UK and international research. I’m also still writing for Better Business magazine on the trials and tribulations of freelance life, as well as producing a fortnightly column for pop culture website Unleash the Fanboy, so my career continues to be pleasingly varied. I’ve worked on a number of great projects over the summer, including doing transcription work for an international academic study group and acting as subtitling consultant for a documentary, so am delighted that my decision to go freelancing a few years ago is already yielding such a diverse work portfolio.
I’m expanding my services into doing more personal presentations, too, having had a great response to both telephone and face-to-face Q&A sessions for clients this year, and already have several sessions lined up both in the UK and Europe. If you think you could benefit from one of these sessions, do get in touch – they can be an easy and affordable way to kickstart your directories process and save lots of time later on.