Artistic Licence

In defence of freelancers

17th April, 2010

‘Why not become a freelance writer?’ Have you ever seen the advertisement that contains that heading, usually in the kind of glossy magazines you’ll find at the dentist? In the advertisement, the merits of becoming a freelance writer - well, journalist really - are extolled.

We’re told about the joys of working from home, having your own space and - of course! - earning oodles of money. Every time I see...

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