freelancers who bring me in for freelance know that I don’t want to so they don’t even try
to offer me full-time work. Sheryl reminisces:
I remember there was this one freelancer named Bobbi Kaplan and the woman
always worked. We always hired her. She was great. I thought I’d like to be her
one day. She always had work no matter what was happening in the economy.
She was always busy and nice (LAUGH). . .I’ve become her kind of. . .
Sheryl consciously chose this path as a form of self-preservation. It gives individuals a
greater sense of control over the choice or projects and coworkers.
Laura Paglin (Documentarian): Storytelling Revealing the Invisible
For Laura, the greatest joy is telling stories that would not normally get told, “Showing the
world something they wouldn’t normally see. Exposing a problem sharing a character
from a different walk of life,” like meeting the legendary Cleveland councilwoman Fannie
Lewis in her documentary No Umbrella: Election Day in the City
Steven Tatar (Designer, Creative Director and Entrepreneur): Embracing A
Creative Community
For Steven, freelance is about having access to a kindred, independent creative community
and states:
It’s about the benefit emotional, the profession, and sometimes even financial as
a reflection of oneself. It’s about the creative process the noise in your head not
between you and yourself but amongst people who resonate with me is the single
most important element.
Kate Farrell (Executive Producer): Geography, Relationship, Money and
Kate Farrell describes the factors she considers essential to freelance which include
geography, relationship, money and interest:
When you freelance, you actually have a choice about what you will work on. Sure,
you worry about money but if the subject really doesn’t interest you, you don’t have
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