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In the Shed Copywriting / In the Shed Secretarial is a freelance business.  There are no employees, no associates, and no contractors.  I am solely responsible for all communication and information held in the name of business. 

Posted 26th May 2018 at 17:01pm

20 Expert Tips to Help You Do Everything (well … maybe not everything …)

We all need a few productivity hacks.  Here's some of mine.

Posted 7th March 2018 at 18:11pm

Blogging #2: “But I don’t have the time!”

“I’m busy enough as it is – when will I get the time to write a blog?”

Posted 4th July 2016 at 13:13pm

Blogging #1: “But I Have Nothing to Say!”

You have plenty to say ... you just don't know it yet.

Posted 3rd March 2016 at 10:26am

The Loneliness of the Long Distance Secretary

In April 2000, when I first became self employed, I read many, many books on being a freelancer and working from home.

Posted 2nd February 2016 at 19:59pm

More Strings to my Bow

I love being self-employed but standing still isn’t an option.  I need to add more strings to my bow.  So I signed up for a proofreading course.

Posted 20th January 2016 at 10:59am

Volunteering with Age UK

Because no-one should have no-one.

Posted 16th November 2015 at 13:38pm

No-Fear Press Releases

Many years ago, when I first started temping, my boss asked me to draft a press release to publicise a forthcoming event.  Cue panic and confusion!

Posted 13th October 2015 at 15:40pm

The Little Book of Talent – by Daniel Coyle

A "Six Months On" review of my review of The Little Book of Talent by Daniel Coyle.   What happened next ...

Posted 15th July 2014 at 17:28pm

The Meaning of (Office) Life

Have you ever looked at your work colleagues and wondered “what are we doing here?” or even “how did we get here?”


If so, you are not alone ... 

Posted 29th March 2014 at 11:29am

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