I run two courses for the National Union of Journalists designed to help participants improve their freelance working lives:
First steps in freelancing, for those starting out as freelance journalists, runs next on Friday 7 May. It covers the first things you need to know about your first commission (and get paid for it), planning, tax, copyright, pitching and negotiating. The cost for NUJ members is £40, student members £30 and non-members £110.
Winning and negotiating freelance work, which goes deeper into these areas with more role-playing exercises, will next take place on Friday 14 May. As it says on the webpage, those attending should be prepared to take part in workshop-style exercises and to talk about money. It costs £50 for NUJ members, £40 for student members and £130 for non-members.