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The Business of Being Freelance

At the heart of every freelance career - or any business, in fact - is a good knowledge of how to deal with your clients. For journalists in particular, balancing the demands of working for various commissioning editors, and knowing where you stand, is a challenging prospect.

From pitching to payment, this chapter is here to provide you with the information you need to build stronger client relationships that, in time, will result in more work and better working conditions.

Browse our sections:

1) Who are your clients?
2) Pitching perfect
3) Quickfire Q&As with commissioning editors
4) Negotiating, fees, and expenses
5) How to get a fair deal as a local journalist

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