A month ago I became a full-time freelancer, I wrote about it here. I found my first week really hard but one positive was I invited Edinburgh Freelancers for a pint on the Friday ‘after work’. Six of us met and many more got in touch to say they’d like to another time. People seemed to think it was a good idea so…
Edinburgh Freelance Friday is back!
This time we’ve hired the back room at Sofi’s in the Shore from 5.30pm on Friday 21st October.
If you’re an Edinburgh Freelancer, join us because you don’t have an office, it’s the end of the week and it’s good to meet other freelancers. Expect a warm welcome, free popcorn and good craic.
Confirmed attendees include: Milo McLaughlin (Clear Minded Creative), Elspeth Murray, Jon Melville, Shell Bryson, Ally Tibbitt, Jaimie MaccDonland, Rob Kyle (Rob the Forager), Jolene Cargill (mediawummin), Cat Clarke, Gilliann Law (Tech_Literate), Matt R (ante_social), Tanja Pislar and Fin Wycherley.
Full and part time freelancers welcome, the list above includes poets, app makers, life coaches, journalists, jewellery makers, editors, podcast makers, ghost writers, educators and much more besides.
If you’re coming let me know so we can look out for you and I’ll add you to the guest list above. Drop me a comment below or I’m @auntyemily on twitter. The hash tag we’re using when talking about Edinburgh Freelance Friday on twitter is #edff. I’ve also made a twitter list of Edinburgh Freelancers. Just let me know if you want added. I can’t seem to add myself which is rather annoying!
Please pass this on, hope to see you Friday! (:
Freelance Friday Interviews
Lastly, because we can all learn from each other, I’ll be posting a series of interviews with local freelancers on this blog, YEY! First up we have top International Literary Agent (and writer) Allan Guthrie and editor, writer and man of mystery behind the brilliant Broughton Spurtle Alan Mackintosh. I’ll be asking:
- How did you get started?
- If you could go back to when you started what advice would you give yourself?
- What do you like best about being a freelancer?
- What do you find most challenging about being a freelancer?
- How do you know when to stop working?
- What do you do in your breaks?
- Are you being paid to do what you love or do you do something else to finance what you love?
- What are you top money saving tips?
- What new projects are in the pipeline?
I’m looking forward to reading their answers and just so you know, there’ll be others too. I won’t only interview people called Alan, Allan or indeed Allen.