Bristol date for free training on using data to make more money from freelancing: 9 August

My Using data to make more money from freelancing course, which has now run twice at Equity’s headquarters in London, has a new date and location: Wednesday 9 August at Unite’s office in Bristol.

As usual with Federation of Entertainment Union courses, you can attend for free if you are a freelance member of one of the following unions: Equity, the Musicians’ Union, the National Union of Journalists and the Writers’ Guild of Great Britain.
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New date for free training on using data to make more money from freelancing: 9 June

If you missed my training course on Using data to make more money from freelancing last December, it is scheduled to run again on Friday 9 June at Equity’s offices on Upper St Martin’s Lane in London. (If you attended and found it useful, please tell a friend.) You can attend for free if you are a freelance member of one of the following unions: Equity, the Musicians’ Union, the National Union of Journalists and the Writers’ Guild of Great Britain. Continue reading “New date for free training on using data to make more money from freelancing: 9 June”

Free training: using data to make more money from freelancing

I am running a new training course, Using data to make more money from freelancing, on Thursday 1 December at Equity’s offices on Upper St Martin’s Lane in London. It is free for freelance members of the following unions: Equity, the Musicians’ Union, the National Union of Journalists and the Writers’ Guild of Great Britain.

As someone who has used and written about data in journalism for many years, in this course I will explore ways in which data can be used in freelance businesses to increase profitability. I will be covering techniques including risk assessment, budgeting, making best use of your time, estimating and negotiating jobs, when to sack a client and how spot trends and benefit from them.

I will be aiming to make everyone attending £100,000 richer (warning: the value of this pledge may fall as well as rise). There will be laughs, possibly tears and certainly spreadsheets.

The course, organised by the Federation of Entertainment Unions, has limited places available. Apply here by 22 November.

New email newsletter: Predictably bad

I have just sent out the first edition of my new email newsletter, which I plan to publish each month or thereabouts. It covers what I’ve been working on – in this issue, my data journalism course at City Lit – articles I have written and those I have spotted elsewhere, and things I am looking for help on from my many friends in public relations.

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New maps with Mapbox

Key to map

Following my exploration of alternatives to Google Maps for ComputerWeekly.com, I have transferred my map of articles to Mapbox, which relies on OpenStreetMap. The data on the articles is held in a Google Sheet, and can be shown in a number of styles through Mapbox. There are alternative versions, covering all of Britain and Western Europe, elsewhere on the site. Continue reading “New maps with Mapbox”