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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.

Contact us via email freelancingforjournalists@gmail.com or find us on Facebook and Twitter @freelancingfor @lilycanter @emmajourno.

You can find out more about FFJ at our dedicated website here: https://freelancingforjournalists.com/

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You can also sign up to our freelancing course here: https://www.journalism.co.uk/vocational-skills-study/freelance-journalism-online-course/s43/a750959/

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Freelancing for Journalists Lily Canter and Emma Wilkinson

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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.

Contact us via email freelancingforjournalists@gmail.com or find us on Facebook and Twitter @freelancingfor @lilycanter @emmajourno.

You can find out more about FFJ at our dedicated website here: https://freelancingforjournalists.com/

Love the podcast? Then why not buy us a virtual cuppa here: https://ko-fi.com/freelancingforjournalists

Subscribe to our free weekly newsletter to get all the latest podcast news plus additional resources: https://tinyurl.com/y6j7kx7d

For the full Freelancing for Journalists experience you can purchase our book here: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Freelancing-Journalists-Media-Skills-Canter/dp/0367135558

You can also sign up to our freelancing course here: https://www.journalism.co.uk/vocational-skills-study/freelance-journalism-online-course/s43/a750959/

And check out our webinar training series here: https://www.tickettailor.com/events/freelancingforjournalists

We also offer a range of bespoke training packages under the Freelancing for Journalists brand. Email us for details.

    An interview with Terri White

    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.
    The Author
    Terri White
    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/)
    Book
    Coming Undone https://canongate.co.uk/books/2716-c


    Publisher
    Cannongate https://canongate.co.uk/ (https://canongate.co.uk/)


    Journalism
    Grazia article about surviving on benefits
    https://graziadaily.co.uk/life/real-life/we-must-continue-to-protect-children-in-need/ (https://graziadaily.co.uk/life/real-life/we-must-continue-to-protect-children-in-need/)
    Big Issue
    https://www.bigissue.com/news/activism/terri-white-no-child-should-know-the-emptiness-and-ache-of-hunger/ (https://www.bigissue.com/news/activism/terri-white-no-child-should-know-the-emptiness-and-ache-of-hunger/)
    Sunday Times column
    https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/whos-that-banging-away-at-the-typewriter-look-out-heres-terri-zsks0jtdd (https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/whos-that-banging-away-at-the-typewriter-look-out-heres-terri-zsks0jtdd)
    The New Statesman
    https://www.newstatesman.com/politics/media/2022/06/terri-white-media-response-strikes-working-class-journalists (https://www.newstatesman.com/politics/media/2022/06/terri-white-media-response-strikes-working-class-journalists)


    Empire podcast
    https://www.empireonline.com/movies/news/empire-podcast-479-yahya-abdul-mateen-ii-jude-law-farewell-terri-white/ (https://www.empireonline.com/movies/news/empire-podcast-479-yahya-abdul-mateen-ii-jude-law-farewell-terri-white/)


    Help to get into journalism
    London Film Festival critics mentorship
    https://www2.bfi.org.uk/lff/education/critics-mentorship-programme (https://www2.bfi.org.uk/lff/education/critics-mentorship-programme)
    The Guardian Scott Trust Bursary
    https://theguardianfoundation.org/programmes/scott-trust-bursary (https://theguardianfoundation.org/programmes/scott-trust-bursary)
    Arts emergency
    https://www.arts-emergency.org/ (https://www.arts-emergency.org/ )
    Freelancing for Journalists work experience
    https://freelancingforjournalists.com/journalism-work-experience-initiative/ (https://freelancingforjournalists.com/journalism-work-experience-initiative/)

    • 55 min
    An interview with Angie Simms & Stuart Quinn

    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.
    The Authors
    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/)

    The book
    Eat, Drink and Be Straddie
    https://www.amazon.in/Eat-Drink-Be-Straddie-tastes-ebook/dp/B08QF5PBY3 (https://www.amazon.in/Eat-Drink-Be-Straddie-tastes-ebook/dp/B08QF5PBY3)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZUI7AITYC4Q (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZUI7AITYC4Q)
    Press
    https://seqfoodtrails.com.au/Redlands/Articles/Redlands-Article-4 (https://seqfoodtrails.com.au/Redlands/Articles/Redlands-Article-4)
    https://www.pebblesandpomegranateseeds.com.au/eat-drink-straddie-tales-tastes-island-sun/ (https://www.pebblesandpomegranateseeds.com.au/eat-drink-straddie-tales-tastes-island-sun/)
    https://www.weekendnotes.com/eat-drink-be-straddie-cleveland-library/ (https://www.weekendnotes.com/eat-drink-be-straddie-cleveland-library/)

    • 33 min
    An interview with Polly Morland

    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.
    The Author
    Polly Morland
    Website: https://www.pollymorland.com/
    Books
    A Fortunate Woman, a country doctor’s story (published 9th June 2022)
    https://www.panmacmillan.com/authors/polly-morland/a-fortunate-woman/9781529071139 (https://www.panmacmillan.com/authors/polly-morland/a-fortunate-woman/9781529071139)
    Metamorphosis: How and Why We Change
    Risk Wise: Nine Everyday Adventures
    The Society of Timid Souls: Or, How to be Brave
    https://www.pollymorland.com/books/ (https://www.pollymorland.com/books/)
    Agent
    PEW Literary https://www.pewliterary.com/author/polly-morland (https://www.pewliterary.com/author/polly-morland)


    Publisher
    Penguin Random House
    https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/authors/144648/polly-morland (https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/authors/144648/polly-morland)
    Pan Macmillan (Picador)
    https://www.panmacmillan.com/authors/polly-morland/a-fortunate-woman/9781529071139 (https://www.panmacmillan.com/authors/polly-morland/a-fortunate-woman/9781529071139)


    Pollys’ documentaries:
    https://www.imdb.com/name/nm2295934/ (https://www.imdb.com/name/nm2295934/)

    • 41 min
    An interview with Lucy Waterlow

    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.
    The author
    Lucy Waterlow
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/lucyrunningfeat (@LucyRunningFeat)
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/runningfeatlucy (@runningfeatlucy)

    Books
    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
    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Lucy-Waterlow/e/B00T6PX7I2%3Fref=dbs_a_mng_rwt_scns_share (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Lucy-Waterlow/e/B00T6PX7I2%3Fref=dbs_a_mng_rwt_scns_share)
    Publisher
    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/)
    Journalism
    https://muckrack.com/lucy-waterlow (https://muckrack.com/lucy-waterlow)

    • 35 min
    An interview with Chris Stokel-Walker

    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.
    The author
    Chris Stokel-Walker
    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/)
    Books
    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
    Agent
    https://cmm.agency/view-author.php?AuthorID=79 (https://cmm.agency/view-author.php?AuthorID=79)


    Publishers
    https://www.canburypress.com/products/youtubers-by-chris-stokel-walker (https://www.canburypress.com/products/youtubers-by-chris-stokel-walker)
    https://www.simonandschuster.co.uk/ (https://www.simonandschuster.co.uk/)


    Examples of Chris’s journalism:
    https://www.wired.co.uk/profile/chris-stokel-walker (https://www.wired.co.uk/profile/chris-stokel-walker)
    https://www.theguardian.com/profile/chris-stokel-walker (https://www.theguardian.com/profile/chris-stokel-walker)
    https://www.newscientist.com/author/chris-stokel-walker/ (https://www.newscientist.com/author/chris-stokel-walker/)


    The New Statesman review of Chris’s book:
    https://www.newstatesman.com/culture/2021/07/tiktok-boom-chris-stokel-walker-review (https://www.newstatesman.com/culture/2021/07/tiktok-boom-chris-stokel-walker-review)


    Well told conference:
    https://welltold.org/about/ (https://welltold.org/about/)

    • 41 min
    An Interview with Lisa Bradley

    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.
    The Author:
    Lisa Bradley
    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)
    Lisa's books:
    Paper Dolls
    The Lesson
    Agent:
    Anthony Harwood: http://antonyharwood.com/lisa-bradley/ (http://antonyharwood.com/lisa-bradley/)
    Publisher:
    Quercus Books: https://www.quercusbooks.co.uk/contributor/lisa-bradley/ (https://www.quercusbooks.co.uk/contributor/lisa-bradley/)


    Curtis Brown creative writing courses:
    https://www.curtisbrowncreative.co.uk/creative-writing-courses/ (https://www.curtisbrowncreative.co.uk/creative-writing-courses/)

    • 39 min

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