Going freelance and staying there
Who is this course suitable for?
This course is suitable for any proofreader or copy-editor who wants to better understand the business aspects of working on a freelance basis.
This course sets out to deliver information on how to set up a freelance business – from the pitfalls of tax to ways of maintaining an effective work-life balance. It provides initial information on the business and organisational aspects of setting up as a freelance, including legal requirements, strategies for making contacts, organising your work effectively, keeping to deadlines and coping with loneliness. Also discussed are cash flow and how you can keep your work and home life separate.
What you should know after the course
After attending this course, which is only available as a classroom-based course, you should:
understand the business and organisational aspects of setting up in business as a freelance, including HMRC and National Insurance registration and record-keeping requirements
understand how the SfEP can help and support you with professional development and the building of effective client relationships
better understand how to make contacts; how to schedule your work and cope with loneliness; and how to develop strategies for maintaining an effective work-life balance.
Availability, prices and upgrade points
|SfEP upgrade points||3||n/a|
Other price discounts are available. See the fees page.
All workshops take place over 1 day.
|Length of course: 1 day||SfEP upgrade points: 3|
The precise syllabus and timings may vary slightly on the day.
|9.45||Thinking about it:
|12.15||Getting down to work (1):
|1.45||Getting down to work (2):
|4.15||Discussion, questions, course evaluation|