Freelance Toolkit – 3rd edition

ScreenSkills’ Freelance Toolkit has been a valuable booklet for many years. In fact, I’ve had the pleasure of handing out many copies to students as part of the course materials for many training courses I’ve delivered.

ScreenSkills - The Freelance Toolkit 2

So I was honoured when Margaret and Jo commissioned to do the update to the 3rd edition. Unlike previous editions the primary focus for this version is the ScreenSkills website due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic and lockdown. This presents both opportunities and challenges.

The opportunities are that it can easily be linked to other valuable industry resources both within the ScreenSkills website – such as bursaries and mentoring opportunities as well as wider sector networks such as BAFTA and the many specific guilds that support each screen department. It also allows us  to pepper short films about freelancing to support the written content as well as providing downloadable templates.

The challenges are to make sure that the content reads well for the web. Jo Ind handles this challenge brilliantly and just waves her magic wand across it all and translates seamlessly to the web.

The end result is a screen sector specific toolkit aimed at new entrants to freelancing and more experienced freelancers to help them navigate the challenges that being a freelancer entails. Particularly in the screen industry where there are many peculiarities.

It has been a pleasure to work on and I am delighted that both Margaret and Jo are pleased with the end result.

To have a look at the Freelance Toolkit click here