Freelancing and mental health: top tips for seeking balance as a freelance writer

Mental health as a freelancer

This blog is about looking after your mental health as a freelancer. But, that’s not where this story starts. I’ve been working for communications agencies in writing and editing roles since I was 21.  What does this look like? Long hours, exciting work, travel, if you’re lucky. Expectations can be high. So can the rewards. […]

Learning to survive and thrive as a freelance mum and writer

learning to survive and thrive as a freelance mum and writer

Next week, my second son starts nursery and I transition to full-time freelance mum and writer. He is likely our last baby, which makes this my penultimate week of maternity leave (perhaps, ever). Having spent nine months growing my freelance writing business before he arrived (incidentally, the same months I spent growing him), I am […]

Reintroducing Rachel: my health writing journey

Rachel | Freelance medical and healthcare copywriter | Standing in a London street holding a coffee

Even though I’ve been writing about all things health for over 10 years, the start of a new year always feels like a great time for a reintroduction. I’m a big believer in appreciating the journey, taking time to look back on the details that have shaped where I find myself today and thinking about […]