We’re surrounded by written content these days, particularly in a professional context—from social media feeds and email newsletters to annual reports and academic journal articles, writing seems to make the work world go round. If you’re an editor, this is great news—chances are that all of those words are going to need an expert pair…

QWC interviewed Koren Helbig, freelance writer and editor …   Why did you decide to start writing freelance, and how did you start growing your career? In 2012 I popped over to Spain for a holiday with friends and loved it so much I promptly started scheming a way to get back there more permanently….

When I jumped with both feet into the freelance writing pool in 2011, I had no idea of what to expect or what to do. I had never even met anyone in Kenya who worked full-time as an online-based freelance writer. So basically, I went in blind. Any fantasies that I had about a writer’s…

‘When I am working on a book or a story I write every morning as soon after first light as possible,’ Ernest Hemingway told Paris Review in 1954. ‘There is no one to disturb you and it is cool or cold and you come to your work and warm as you write.’ Ah, dear Hemingway,…

I expect many people begin the writing of a memoir by looking through old photos. Pictures, after all, belong in the past, and they hold out the promise of delivering it to us again: everyone is younger, surrounded by yesterday’s world, a moment fixed in time. Even the size of the photo paper and printing…

REMEMBER the last time you threw a book across the room or wanted to sing its praises from the rooftops? Being a writer yourself, you were only too aware of its flaws or virtues. The best reviewers, as it happens, are often practising writers, so perhaps you should consider giving it a try. You love…

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