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It might sound counterintuitive (in other words, a daft idea) to write to prospective clients on paper, through the Royal… Read more Pitching for business as a freelancer: is hard copy letter better than email?
It can be quite interesting, if you have an idle moment, to set up a Google alert to notify you… Read more “F*** off, leave me alone”: the real-life F words of Helen Mirren, Elizabeth Taylor and feuding Irish politicians
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