Article on freelancing

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.

Choice quote:

“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.”