New freelancer Gary M. Krebs interviewed Sheila Buff, Job List Chair of the Editorial Freelancer's Association in order to get some tips on today's freelance market. Sheila offers advice and some personal observations:
I worked in publishing offices years ago and I would never go back. I'm incapable of a 9-5 job. I love the freedom of being a freelancer and I've been doing it since 1981. It's not for everyone. You have to have the right personality and the right discipline. It can get pretty isolated working at home and you have to be okay with that.