A few months ago, I spoke at the Historical Materialism conference in New York about the way freelance workers are ideologically constructed as part of an entrepreneurial class, even though most freelancers have more in common with the working class. That talk became an article for Jacobin Magazine, and I’ve heard […]

We have a thriving community of publishing professionals–let’s connect!

The Editorial Freelancers Association does not have a local chapter in the Philadelphia area, but that’s about to change. This is an open call to freelance editors, writers, translators, indexers, proofreaders, researchers, graphic designers, and other editorial professionals to join us for happy hour drinks and […]

Some geeks get their jollies from science fiction; others write code or learn dead languages.  And some of us have a thing for reference books.

When I worked as a project manager in the translation industry, a coworker once fielded a call from an angry client complaining about the interpreter we’d sent.  He’d […]