In this episode we discuss fighting for fair pay as a freelancer and how to build confidence in order to effectively challenge commissioning editors.
We speak to freelance advocate Anna Codrea-Rado who launched the #FairPayForFreelancers campaign last year and award-winning journalist Chris Wheal who took the Guardian to the small claims court.
The episode covers payment on publication, late payment fees, negotiation and how to equip yourself with the knowledge to fight back against low pay rates and slow payment systems.
Is This Working? podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/is-this-working/id1473508626
Editorial services: https://www.whealassociates.com/
#FairPayForFreelancers open letter https://docs.google.com/document/d/1BvCJbsaLVlNkgCPCqiyBxnqHtFincmCyvIOvRiw5LOo/edit
The Freelancer Pay Gap project https://theprofessionalfreelancer.substack.com/p/the-freelancer-pay-gap
Freelancer Pay Gap data https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1GajDnwJHgWDzNnaZRmi8eoZtaV5A8NZqLV8l_aKJf08/edit?usp=sharing
Who Pays Writers? rates http://whopayswriters.com/#/results
Can Pay, Won't Pay Freelance Journalists https://www.facebook.com/groups/614195525419319
Late payment legislation https://www.gov.uk/late-commercial-payments-interest-debt-recovery
Payment on publication in-depth article https://www.pressgazette.co.uk/how-payment-on-publication-is-making-life-a-misery-for-many-freelance-journalists/
How to get paid on time guide https://www.chriswheal.com/how-to/get-paid/
Accountancy software https://www.xero.com/uk/, https://quickbooks.intuit.com/uk/