Ten years ago I was a newcomer to Vienna. As an English-speaker, finding other writers and business contacts was a challenge. I was yearning for a writing community, and for a way to build my business. The first, and best thing I ever did was start Write Now Vienna, a social and networking organization for writers working in English. Our launch was magical. We filled the venue, the energy was contagious, and writers from all walks of life, and genres showed up. By the end of the evening, my co-founders and I had successfully created a real life, face-to-face community.
I vowed to carry that feeling forward in my business, to maintain a sense of connectedness, and community, and stay focused on catering to my clients' specific needs.
Technology has hijacked work relationships. Platforms like Upwork and Fiverr are the Tinder of the freelance world. They are built on quantity, convenience, and disposability. Maybe I’m old school, but I seriously see the value in building a relationship with clients and having been chosen because of the quality of my work.
What I am passionate about that impacts the way I write, edit and mentor: