What you need for your first Toronto International Film Festival

Everyone does a ‘what you need for the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF)’ list which covers the parties but now that I’ve finished TIFF and may have stood in my last line for the festival (maybe?), this is what I found the most useful: [Read more...]

Stylist Box, Toronto International Film Festival and supporting Canadian fashion

This week, I’ll be going to Stylist Box to preview their Toronto International Film Festival Stylist Suite where they will be dressing celebrities. [Read more...]

Quick update: The Taste of Toronto

I haven’t updated for a while due to freelancing and getting a new job. In the meantime, this is what I’ve been up to. This year I went to Taste of Toronto, an event that highlighted the food available in the city.  [Read more...]

Back to work

My day today.

Lassco typewriter

Lassco typewriter

Maltby Street Market in London: Doughnuts, grilled cheese and beer

I had declared to a friend that I wasn’t a food tourist. That was before going to Maltby Street Market.  [Read more...]

Shopping in London, six years later

I usually don’t post about shopping because it’s subjective. But in my time in London, shopping has been interesting. [Read more...]

Freelance: What is a Statement of Work?

What is a statement of work? It is “a formal document that captures and defines the work activities, deliverables, and timeline a vendor must execute in performance of specified work for a client.” [Read more...]

Hotel de Ville de Paris

Liberty, Equality, Fraternity, Statuary. The Hotel de Ville de Paris. [Read more...]

Why content briefs are important

Content brief, freelanceI do some corporate work as part of my freelance career  where I write company blogs, white papers, sponsored content or tips sheets. That means writing to a client’s requirements, which means a content brief.

I like this type of work because you generally get a clear idea of what the client wants. The problem arises when a client contracts you out of the blue for some work and then doesn’t give you that content brief. In fact, it’s annoying because it leads to emails like this:

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Paris in Spring: croissants, Montmartre, Oscar Wilde’s grave

When in Paris… you take photos of what you ate and where you went, of course.

I will say this – Paris is spring can be wet. [Read more...]