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Writing for people who want to learn. Figuring out life one step at a time. Owner of Crispin & Co at Etsy.

Writer. Proofreader. Bookworm.

Becca, aged 3. Taken by parent


Hello! I’m Becca Grant, a freelance writer and proofreader, and owner of Etsy store, Crispin & Co. This article is to help you get to know me.

In 2020, I decided to start my own business as a freelancer, focusing on writing and proofreading. Since then, I’ve been posting on Medium since September 2020, have worked with clientd across the globe, finished the first draft of my debut novel, and opened my Etsy shop, Crispin & Co, selling digital ecards and planner printables.

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I don’t hate it but I don’t enjoy it either

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Over the last couple of months, I have slowly fallen out of love with Medium. More specifically, I don’t enjoy writing on the platform at the moment. I don’t hate it, but I don’t look forward to it. In fact, I’ve started to procrastinate around my work, avoiding it because it has become a chore.

In May and June, my income from Medium increased massively. My earnings went from $3.83 in April to $15.32 in May and $15.52 in June. Things are going in the direction I like and this part I do find encouraging. …

What they did worked for them. It may not work for you.

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At eighteen, I went to university. During my first year, I became obsessed with Rory Gilmore from Gilmore Girls. I tried to copy her in many ways. Wardrobe, reading material, study methods. It didn’t work for me. I was trying to be someone I wasn’t.

Skip forward twelve years later and I started my own business. I looked for people to follow, be inspired by during my first year of business. As I did at 18, I started copying them in whatever way was possible.

I started to copy my business heroes. In the same way it didn’t work as…

A case study of knowledge, timing and passion.

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Scrolling on Facebook (or any social media platform) has led me to watch various videos that I wouldn’t watch. They usually involve 5-minute craft ideas hacks you can do with toothpaste. One day I found a clip on FaceBook. Initially, I scrolled past it but the title caught my eye and I scrolled back up my feed to watch it.

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Along with other summer-related maladies

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In the UK we have just had a few days of very hot weather. Reaching up to 26 celsius (78 fahrenheit), I was drinking a ton and spending a lot of time in the shade.

Having experienced the wrong side of dehydration and heatstroke more than once in my life, I can tell you it sucks. The thing I really hated was that much of it was avoidable, to begin with. If I had only taken a few steps and been prepared.

With summer comes hot weather, travel and adventures outside. It’s easy to get caught up with the excitement…

Everything you need to stay organised as a student

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The Student Undated Study Planner, available at Crispin & Co on Etsy has been designed by a former student for current and future students.

Inspired by my own experiences as a student, I created the student undated study planner to help others manage their tasks, health, budget, spending, and school work.

Section 1: Task management

Plie, arabesque, develope, piourette, balance

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Like most four-year-old girls, I went to ballet class. Once a week, in a local church hall, I would float around like a fairy with my friends.

Unlike most 30-year-olds, I still go to ballet class. My friends and I don’t float around like fairies and it’s a lot more technical than when I was four. But I find dance in general, and ballet specifically, very rewarding.

No matter what has been going on in my life, ballet has always been there. Throughout school, university, my early twenties and now as I start my thirties. It has become something I…


When you can’t travel

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As we move further through 2021, the pandemic is slowly coming to an end. International travel has started to open up a little. There is now travel between Australia and New Zealand. Italy has now opened up its borders to some travellers. Over the next few months, other restrictions globally will start to lift.

Yet, just because the pandemic is coming to an end, and travel is possible, it doesn’t mean feelings of cabin fever and wanderlust will go away.

Sometimes you simply can’t afford to go to an exotic destination for two weeks. Or anywhere for that matter.



There’s only one lake in the Lake District called Bassenthwaite Lake. The others are meres or waters.

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The Lake District is one of my favourite places in the world. I’ve been there many times and always look forward to going.

Located in the North West of England, the Lake District is completely within Cumbria. It became a national park in 1951 (70 years ago) and is the most visited national park in the UK.

With 15.8 million annual visitors to the lakes every year, there are a lot of things to do. The Lake District is very popular for hiking, some of which are beautiful. I highly recommend Catbells and Buttermere.

But there are plenty of things…

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