covid-19: see advice in the Freelance.

One reason that these rates are higher than those for equivalent tasks on magazines is that in this sector freelances are frequently taking full responsibility for the job, rather than working to a member of staff such as a production editor. Another is simply that there's more money around in the sector.

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