I clicked a link on twitter today passed on by Niall Stanage, via Nadine O’Regan at the SBP, and thoroughly enjoyed reading “Seven years as a freelance writer, or how to make vitamin soup”
Awesome piece that articulates the freelance condition accurately.
“The editor will never choose you over the publication to which they are married. It will not even be a fleeting thought in the editor’s mind. The freelancer can have a lot of fun, but is ultimately the editor’s plaything. And any one freelancer is, above all things, unnecessary and replaceable. I always felt like the most fumbling juggling act in the industry.”