Freelance Writing

A Very Public Apology

Ruth Harrison Roberts | Posted 18.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Ruth Harrison Roberts

If losing a career, slowing down a career or changing careers completely is what it takes to get something back then so be it. That is what I will do. If it's what it takes to prove to someone that I want them in my life... It's what I'll do.

Freelancing: Netflix, OCD and Other Worrying Behaviour

Philip Larkin | Posted 16.09.2013 | UK Comedy
Philip Larkin

I'm still unemployed freelancing; don't tell anyone, but I'm starting to go a bit mad. It's been a good almost-year in many ways, as I've had a lot of time to work on my own TV projects - so lots of pitching has taken place in these past months, but with lots of pitching comes lots of knockbacks.

Essential Tools for the Freelance Writer

Daley James Francis | Posted 28.06.2013 | UK
Daley James Francis

Since becoming a full-time self-employed freelance writer four months ago, I've had a baptism of fire of sorts. I've had work rejected, made bad deals, been screwed over by being too naive and trusting and made some bad decisions with clients who have paid peanuts for work that I've since made significantly more money from later down the road.

The Devil is a (Would Be) Fashionista on the 5:2 Diet

Daniel Warner | Posted 20.06.2013 | UK Style
Daniel Warner

My experiment of throwing myself back into the working world had gone horribly wrong. When you've already lived the high life you become adept at noticing the low life, the social climbers and those who are so insecure that they hide behind last seasons 'It Bag'.

Looking for That Ideal Job - Working to Get That Break

Mike John Matthews | Posted 11.01.2013 | UK
Mike John Matthews

Having expelled a fair chunk of energy on an email drive to various media agencies, the length and breadth of the UK, trying to find work or at least establish whether these guys would be open to a wine writer within their ranks, it's time to broaden that search. Honestly, the tumbleweed has been rolling and the silence has truly been deafening.

The Freelancing Life: How to Get Things Done

Jessica Furseth | Posted 16.08.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Jessica Furseth

All freelancers live in spotlessly clean houses, with alphabetised spice racks and an encyclopaedic knowledge of disused Tube stations following endless fits of procrastination... right? People often seem to think this is the case, as did I to an extent before I went freelance myself.