Lizzie is a queer, disabled content designer who lives in Fife, Scotland. After a decade working for the University of Edinburgh in the central web team, she went freelance in 2021, doing content design, content strategy, and accessibility advice and advocacy.
She has been displaying a joke of the day on her noticeboard since Covid first hit, and is always on the lookout for short, clean jokes.
Planting your flag - without the colonialist overtones
Content Accessibility Consultant
"If you're looking at freelancing, especially with such a wide field as content design, it's a great idea to decide how your skills and passion combine into your unique offering. It means you can plan your career so that the right work finds you, and so you’re happy and fulfilled while you're doing it.
At the same time, you can't walk into a field of interest, plant your metaphorical flag and declare yourself Emperor. What work is already going on? Who can you make friends with, and how can you amplify them, and learn from each other?
Learn how to identify what you can uniquely bring to a piece of work, and balance imposter syndrome with staying humble and always learning.
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