The 5 Freelance Writing Tools & Tech I Can’t Live Without

Whether you’re working from home or abroad.

Victoria A. Fraser

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“There’s no way I can make a living as a freelance writer. But I’m unemployed so why the hell not give it a shot?” — Me

Yup, that’s how I felt two years ago.

Now, let me start by saying, becoming a full-time freelance writer is far from easy. It’s one of the hardest things I’ve ever done and there are days I want to quit. Still, it’s got its upsides like freedom and flexibility.

And to do that job, you gotta have the tech to support you if you wanna take silly pictures in countries where you can hardly speak the language…

Victoria Fraser in Mexico posing ridiculously
Image by Author

Yes, that is a photo of me posing in front of a funny sign I saw in Mexico. But you don’t care about that, you clicked on this to find out what’s in my laptop bag as a freelance writer.

And let me tell you I carry far too many things…

But I need to improve my strength anyway so it’s fine. Now, if you’re wondering what tech you need as a freelance writer, well, the truth is not much. A laptop and wifi will suffice, but after a while, it’s nice to upgrade.

So, here’s a list of the freelance writing tools I use every day as a copywriter, whether I’m writing at home in Canada or typing away in a quaint cafe abroad.

ASUS Laptop — $1100

When I first started, I was writing on the $300 laptop I bought when I started university. And I still have it! But it’s slow, heavy, and almost 10 years old now… Eventually, after I was making some money I splurged and bought my ASUS Vivobook Pro with some savings.

This is a newer model below, but I’m sure it does the same thing.

Screenshot from Amazon

ASUS ZenScreen Portable Monitor — $165

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Victoria A. Fraser

Freelance copywriter, humourist, podcaster, and nerd. Follow along for writing tips, marketing blather, and my opinions! victoriafraser.ca