Our book, published by Routledge is an authoritative, practical, and engaging guide for current and aspiring journalism freelances

Featuring case studies from experienced freelance journalists working in the UK, US, Asia, and Australia, the Freelancing for Journalists book addresses the evolving media landscape and provides detailed advice on how to pitch a story, networking, setting up your brand, and navigating your laws and rights.

We also explore practical aspects of working for yourself including guidance on setting up a business, managing tax and legal issues, getting paid, and earning additional income in related sectors.

This is a must read for anyone wanting to break into freelancing or up their freelance game.


This book is an absolute godsend for anyone wanting to take the step into freelance journalism. It’s not only fantastic as a go-to text for students but for industry professionals wanting to take the plunge. As well as de-mystifying the commissioning process, it provides a comprehensive toolkit that I wish I had when I first went freelance. Journalism courses across the country should have this as a core text.

Lisa BradleyDirector for Learning and Teaching for Journalism, The University of Sheffield, UK

A comprehensive, practical, and, most importantly, honest account of how to make it work as a freelance. A lack of transparency and information is the biggest problem facing any new freelance – and this book is the perfect antidote. I wish I’d had a copy when I was first starting out.

Jem CollinsDirector and Editor, Journo Resources

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