I don’t get it. I see other freelancers (‘the competition’, if you will) being super-protective and not giving each other a hand up where it’s obvious they need to or simply could.
A short while ago, I received a lovely email from one of my readers pointing out I’d made (not one but…) two typos in a newsletter I’d sent out hurriedly. What interested me most was that she used it as an opener for introducing me to her editing services. Wow!
There have always been words that I swore would never creep in no matter where I travelled. When I moved to NZ, I solemnly swore to all my London friends that I would retain ‘crisps’ over ‘chips’.
Words we use can be heavy, smooth, uplifting, negative, light, breezy, inspiring, dark, spiteful, energising… I’ve noticed how easy it is for a simple throw-away comment to be taken out of context or an emphasis to be misconstrued.