What’s the worth of a a freelance?

A while back, someone posted to a freelance journalism group in Facebook looking for some advice on rates/ They’d been told by a published that they paid “standard rates”, and naturally, this raised the question, what are the standard rates? So I answered in part as follows: There is no such thing as a standard… Continue reading What’s the worth of a a freelance?

Freelance Forum: All you need to know

There are only only six days to go until Freelance Forum Autumn 2014. Have you reserved your place yet? Freelance Forum is a regular one day event designed to keep freelance journalists up to date with the latest developments in their industry. Aimed at writers and photographers, and hoping to cover print, broadcast and online,… Continue reading Freelance Forum: All you need to know

How to herd cats

This blog began life as a comment in a LinkedIn discussion, so if you’re not a freelance journalist, I apologize for wasting your time. I’m the membership secretary at Dublin Freelance, and well aware that the branch name is a bit of a misnomer. We’re really the Irish Freelance branch. For many freelances who want… Continue reading How to herd cats