Living in a closed society

Living in a closed society

Millions in Russia mourn the death of opposition leader Alexei Navalny but few do so openly. In Russia, grieving is an act of political defiance. A man holds a poster reading “Freedom for Seva Korolev and all political prisoners” as he comes to pay tribute...

Freelance journalism doesn’t mean free

Freelance journalism doesn’t mean free

When you work on your own, you don’t get a steady paycheck. But if you can find enough work, it isn’t a bad gig in this gig economy. A woman freelances from her kitchen. (Credit: EKATERINA BOLOVTSOVA from Pexels)  This article was produced exclusively for...

Why don’t you rephrase that

Why don’t you rephrase that

First impressions are important. But with writing, the second draft is better. It helps to have an editor but sometimes you need to take on that role yourself. An editor has tightened up Shakespeare’s “To be or not to be” monologue. Illustration by...

Author: Helen Womack