In five years of running whitefox, here are some of the key things we’ve concluded that seem to matter most to both publishers and freelancers.
Being a writer is tough. Endless drafts, endless edits, endless procrastination. If you’re struggling to write today, there are other writers out there who know exactly how you feel – […]
We spoke to Charles Thiede, co-founder of Zapnito, a platform where individuals can leverage a comprehensive network of experts and influencers. We spoke to Charles about setting up the company, working with publishers and the upside to rejection.
This month, whitefox celebrates our 4th birthday. And even though the business has developed and grown and found many hundreds of bespoke publishing solutions over that period, we thought it might be interesting to look at some of the big questions that just won’t go away for writers, publishers and content owning brands within our ever evolving, fascinating world.
On reading Geoffrey Household’s 1939 classic thriller Rogue Male, I was intrigued to see the word free-lance hyphenated and it got us thinking about the original derivation of the term that is the very basis of the whitefox business model. Opinion is divided as to when the word or words were first used. But the general consensus seems to be the early 19th century, possibly within Walter Scott’s Ivanhoe referencing the mercenary fighters of their day.
In keeping with this month’s theme of translation and in honour of our own treasured store of freelance translators, we’ve compiled a list of interesting facts about professional translation. It’s mind-boggling to think where we’d be without it.