What we’ve been up to: 1st June 2012

It's been a mad week this week at Red Robot Media! We're getting ahead of our workload before we take a short break, and both Mathew and I are rounding off as many projects as we can so we have time to relax and unwind.Claire's work this weekBloggingI've been doing my usual round of IT, gadget and cloud blogs and reviews this week, as well as taking on a few of Mathew's regular blogs to give him time for his training course. I'm doubling up on some assignm

What we’ve been up to: 18 May 2012

After a fairly mellow start to May it seems we're right back in the thick of it with plenty of copywriting and technical writing work on the horizon. This is our favourite place to be! Copywriting and WordPress work this week I've been writing some web content for Emma at Chatoyancy, a development company based in Bristol. In addition, I've been setting up a new WordPress site for 14Hive, a Sharepoint consultancy. The work for 14Hive will almost certainly

Copywriters: need some linguistic inspiration?

Copywriters are always searching for the perfect word or phrase to describe a concept or sell a product. Sometimes the perfect words are difficult to come by. If you've ever needed a word to describe 'a face badly in need of a fist', 'a beautiful girl viewed from behind' or 'the itchiness that overcomes the upper lip just before taking a sip of whiskey', you're in luck. Copywriters should take inspiration from this excellent blog post: 25 Handy Words That

PeoplePerHour apologise for service fee hike

PeoplePerHour staff have posted a new forum thread with an announcement about their new fees. Over one year, a freelancer issuing a weekly £10 invoice could expect to pay £23.40 commission. They now pay £104, and the new fees were applied from last week. On the day the new fees kicked in, no part of the site had been changed and no announcement had been made. Freelancers do not disagree with the new fees, but they are angry that they were introduced with

People Per Hour: More Rising Fees at Freelancer Site

People Per Hour: More Rising Fees at Freelancer Site
This blog post is now out of date. Red Robot Media no longer uses People Per Hour. I'm leaving the post online in case it helps other freelancers. - Claire (August 2013). Over the weekend I examined a recent payment I'd received on People Per Hour. I noticed that their commission increased suddenly and without warning. My weekly invoice for this client, which is only for £20, normally attracts a fee of 4.5% - in other words, 90p. I was surpris
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