Author Archives: jeffreyperkel

About jeffreyperkel

I'm a freelance science writer who focuses on laboratory methods and technologies -- the "how of science."

SciWri’10 final wrapup

Well, SciWri’10 is done, and I’m heading home. But before I go, I wanted to give those of you who couldn’t attend, or who just wanted to revisit the magic, a complete roundup of links to our session. First off, … Continue reading

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The power of Freedom

Greetings, Freelancers, Just a quick post to pass along a new productivity hack, courtesy of friend-of-the-blog and newly crowned co-chair of the NASW Freelance Committee, Siri Carpenter: I’ve been reading and enjoying your productivity hacks blog. I thought I’d let … Continue reading

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Confessions of a productivity hack(er)

I have a confession to make: I’m not as productive as I’d like to be. There, I said it! They say the first part of solving a problem is to admit you have one. So, there it is: Check off … Continue reading

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Do-it-yourself billing with MS Office

Much as we hate to admit it, being a freelancer means being more than mere writers. If we want to be paid, we need to be staff our internal accounts receivable and billing departments, too. Yeah, it’s a pain, but … Continue reading

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Let’s get it started…

Hello, all, and welcome to Freelancer Hacks, the online home of a panel onĀ freelancer productivity hacks I and colleagues Christopher Mims, John Pavlus, and Amber Dance, will be presenting at ScienceWriters 2010. Over the next few months, we’ll be posting … Continue reading

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