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Freelance Salon: Diversify to Succeed

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Freelance Salon, South Wales CARDIFF LOCATION

Saturday, 4th November, 9.30am till 2pm (including lunch)

Please note that not all speakers have yet to be finalised so this is a ‘keep the date’ notice.

£10 for NUJ members & students - or £20 (includes breakfast pastries, refreshments & lunch)

If you’re freelance and would like an injection of exciting new ideas or you are considering a freelance career then this event is not to be missed.

FREELANCE SALON is an NUJ workshop that will explore diversifying to make journalism pay. Freelance speakers will share their experience of operating in a media industry that offers a wealth of new opportunities.

At this introductory event, 3 or 4 freelances with diverse and exciting portfolios will share how they have developed a variety of income streams followed by Q&A and an opportunity to network with fellow freelancers over tea/coffee and lunch.

The line-up to date:

Rachel England, freelance journalist, editor and copywriter.

  • Specialisms in journalism
  • Sub-editing and copywriting as an extra revenue stream

Richard Gurner, founder/editor of the Caerphilly Observer. Find out:

  • how this hyperlocal went from an audience of zero to tens of thousands in just a few years
  • what grants from public bodies and support from charitable organisations are out there
  • how being associated with the venture has opened up new doors

Natasha Hirst, photo-journalist

For photographers seeking to provide services that are more responsive to client needs and for print journalists/Communications specialists looking to use photography to provide impact.
  • How to use photography effectively for social media, campaigns and PR
  • Combining other skills with photography to diversify income
  • Seeking new sources of income including project funding

Laura Emily Dunn, director of LED Media and founder of Political Style

  • how blogging kickstarted my business journey
  • how diversification of skills led to a freelance career
  • how writing for international publications launched my consultancy business
  • how political work is leading to new projects

Participant attendance cost: £10 for NUJ members; £20 for non-members.

Other information:

We have a cancellation policy of two weeks (10 working days) for this workshop because of the costs associated with running it. If you cancel in this period we will be unable to refund any fees.

If you are a member of the NUJ and have been made redundant in the last six months or are facing redundancy you are entitled to two days of training free of charge. Please contact us with your NUJ membership number and your redundancy notice.

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CF10 2FL

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