Many freelancers are in a situation that could work against them in the commercial or media market. Combining freelancing with caring responsibilities, living in a part of the world that has a poor reputation for the quality of its writers, or having health problems or being disabled, for example. In this episode of the podcast, Philippa interviews Mridu Khullar Relph, a freelance writer who has written for the likes of the New York Times, Time magazine, Ms magazine and more, and they discuss how to turn a disadvantage into a strength. Apologies for the inconsistent sound quality in parts of this interview. However, it's well worth tolerating it for the great content! Show notes Mridu's website (UK / US) The Shy Writer: An introvert's guide to writing success by C. Hope Clark Effective marketing for introverts Turn your biggest disadvantage into your biggest strength But how do I know it's good? How you can evaluate content quality and ditch content anxiety Mridu on Twitter Mridu on Facebook. There are several ways to make sure that you don't miss out on A Little Bird Told Me. Subscribe via RSS Subscribe via iTunes Find us on Stitcher Smart Radio And finally, please 'like' us on Facebook to be the first to hear our news and to talk with us about what you hear on the podcast! To find Philippa online, check out these links: Websites Philippa Willitts: freelance writing Philippa: Proofread My Stuff Philippa Willitts: social media, SEO and tech writing Twitter Philippa: @PhilippaWrites Facebook: Philippa's main Freelance Writing on Facebook Philippa's Social Media Writer pn Facebook LinkedIn: Philippa Willitts on LinkedIn Google+ Philippa Willitts pn Google+ Pinterest Philippa Willitts on Pinterest Quora Philippa Willitts on Quora Birdsong Courtesy of http://www.freesound.org and freesfx.co.uk, thanks to: Justkiddink, Dobroide, Acclivity, Percy-duke, Ingsey101, 3bagbrew, Inchadney, Sean Townsend, Soundbytez, Urupin, reinsamba, 28-yuen-po, Tomlija, cakeje, gr8sfx, Bansemer, hutsvoid and Corsica_S, Jaturo. For artwork snippets, thanks goes to James Nash and Amir Rowaichi, for also Creative Commons Licensing their bird illustrations. Pippa’s good at putting things together, but can’t draw.