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

    Free:

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

    Lance:

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

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