- 6 years ago
As the competition for careers in journalism increases, so does the appeal of turning to freelancing, but where to start? Who to contact? And how do you make money from it? Francis Shennan lays out the bare essentials of working as a freelance, including negotiating, producing work, markets, establishing terms, chasing payment, and the legal rights for writers working freelance.
Francis Shennan, NUJ Scotland
Francis Shennan was until recently one of Scotland's leading freelance journalists and winner of four Press awards, having also served as Scottish Business Editor at the Sunday Times and sub-editor at the Daily Record and Mirror. His freelance work has been published by The Times, Guardian, Herald, Daily Mail, Sunday Express, Scotsman and Independent on Sunday amongst many. He is a visiting lecturer in Journalism and Media Law for Westminster, Strathclyde and Stirling Universities and media trainer for Johnston Press, Associated Newspapers, and Nation