• Zvi Landsman wrote a new blog post: What makes a great freelancer? 9 years, 7 months ago

    According to the Online Etymology Dictionary, freelance comes from:

    "medieval mercenary warrior," 1820, from free + lance; apparently a coinage of Sir Walter Scott’s. Fig. sense is from 1864; the verb is first attested 1903.


    O.E. freo "free, exempt from, not in bondage," also "noble, joyful," from P.Gmc


    c.1290, from O.Fr. lance, from L. lancea "light spear"

    Obviously, the "free" in freelance doesn’t [...]