Lifting the lid on freelance life. Experienced freelance journalists Lily Canter and Emma Wilkinson guide you through everything you need to know about working for yourself. From where to get work, to how to get paid and everything in between.
Each episode features two guests who have made freelancing a success. From film reviewers, to travel writers to bitcoin experts and current affairs broadcasters.
Packed with trade secrets, top tips and amusing anecdotes this is an unmissable How To guide for anyone interested in freelance journalism life.
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An interview with Terri White
In the final episode of the series we chat to Terri White the former editor of Empire magazine and Time Out New York, about her first book, Coming Undone. The book is a brutally honest and moving memoir about her breakdown in New York and how her early life experiences shaped where she is today, both professionally and personally.
Terri is currently a freelance journalist writing for a range of publications and has a column in the Sunday Times. We pick her brains about choosing to go freelance for a better work/ life balance and how journalism today is affected by a lack of class diversity.
Twitter: https://twitter.com/Terri_White (@Terri_White)
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/terrilwhite (@terrilwhite)
Newsletter: White Noise https://terriwhite.substack.com/ (https://terriwhite.substack.com/)
Coming Undone https://canongate.co.uk/books/2716-c
Cannongate https://canongate.co.uk/ (https://canongate.co.uk/)
Grazia article about surviving on benefits
Sunday Times column
The New Statesman
Help to get into journalism
London Film Festival critics mentorship
The Guardian Scott Trust Bursary
https://www.arts-emergency.org/ (https://www.arts-emergency.org/ )
Freelancing for Journalists work experience
An interview with Angie Simms & Stuart Quinn
In the latest episode we speak to photojournalists Angie Simms and Stuart Quinn about their photography work and their self-published cookbook. The Australian couple, who are currently travelling across Oz, talk about taking control of their passion project and the importance of hiring a strong team and calling in favours.
Angie Simms and Stuart Quinn
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/stradbrokeislandphotography/?hl=en (@stradbrokeislandphotography)
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/angandstu/ (https://www.facebook.com/angandstu/)
Website: https://stradbrokeislandphotography.com/ (https://stradbrokeislandphotography.com/)
Eat, Drink and Be Straddie
An interview with Polly Morland
In this episode we speak to Polly Morland, a documentary maker turned writer, about her new book which she wrote during lockdown. The book documents the life of a GP working in a rural practice. Polly chats about the benefits of long research chats and how to maintain the anonymity of contributors when needed.
Polly is a regular contributor to newspapers and magazines and also teaches part-time at Cardiff School of Journalism.
A Fortunate Woman, a country doctor’s story (published 9th June 2022)
Metamorphosis: How and Why We Change
Risk Wise: Nine Everyday Adventures
The Society of Timid Souls: Or, How to be Brave
PEW Literary https://www.pewliterary.com/author/polly-morland (https://www.pewliterary.com/author/polly-morland)
Penguin Random House
Pan Macmillan (Picador)
An interview with Lucy Waterlow
In this episode we speak to the author Lucy Waterlow about the process of ghostwriting. Lucy has ghostwritten four books including Nell McAndrew’s Guide to Running plus an additional guide to running and two running memoirs.
Lucy is also a freelance journalist and writes for a number of different outlets including the Sunday Telegraph, Daily Mail, Women’s Running and OK! Magazine.
Twitter: https://twitter.com/lucyrunningfeat (@LucyRunningFeat)
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/runningfeatlucy (@runningfeatlucy)
Nell McAndrew's Guide To Running
Run Mummy Run: Inspiring Women to be Fit, Healthy and Happy
Ghostwriter of ultra runner Mimi Anderson's two memoirs: Beyond Impossible: From Reluctant Runner to Guinness World Record holder, and Limitless: An Ultrarunner’s Story of Pain, Perseverance and the Pursuit of Success
Bloomsbury https://www.bloomsbury.com/uk/author/lucy-waterlow/ (https://www.bloomsbury.com/uk/author/lucy-waterlow/)
Summersdale https://summersdale.com/sd-author/lucy-waterlow/ (https://summersdale.com/sd-author/lucy-waterlow/)
An interview with Chris Stokel-Walker
In this week's episode we speak to prolific freelance journalist Chris Stokel-Walker whose work regularly appears in WIRED, The Economist and Newsweek. Chris has written two tech-based books, and we chat with him about the importance of making your ideas relevant and timeless when switching from journalism to book writing.
Twitter: https://twitter.com/stokel (@stokel)
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cstokelwalker/?hl=en (@cstokelwalker)
Website: https://www.stokel-walker.com/ (https://www.stokel-walker.com/)
TikTok Boom: China’s Dynamite App and the Superpower Race for Social Media
YouTubers: How YouTube shook up TV and created a new generation of stars
Examples of Chris’s journalism:
The New Statesman review of Chris’s book:
Well told conference:
An Interview with Lisa Bradley
In our ‘Summer Reads’ podcast series, we chat with freelance journalists who have written successful books. Bringing the first episode of series eight back with a bang is Lisa Bradley, the author of two psychological thrillers – Paper Dolls and The Lesson.
Lisa began her writing career in local news and subsequently worked as a freelance journalist for national papers and magazines. She is now a lecturer in journalism at the University of Sheffield. We chat about the importance of nailing your first draft and finding success after rejection.
Twitter: https://twitter.com/lisabjourno (@lisabjourno)
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lisabwriter/?hl=en-gb (@lisabwriter)
Website: https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/journalism/people/academic/lisa-bradley (https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/journalism/people/academic/lisa-bradley)
Anthony Harwood: http://antonyharwood.com/lisa-bradley/ (http://antonyharwood.com/lisa-bradley/)
Quercus Books: https://www.quercusbooks.co.uk/contributor/lisa-bradley/ (https://www.quercusbooks.co.uk/contributor/lisa-bradley/)
Curtis Brown creative writing courses: