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Subject:Re: W2 status - British equivalent From:Madelaine Davidson <mdavidson -at- EUR -dot- KO -dot- COM> Date:Wed, 3 Dec 1997 10:43:02 +0100
Following Richard Yanowitz information about where US freelance tech
writers can obtain help on contracts, grievances, help benefits, etc ....
If you are a British freelance tech writer (or a permanently employed one,
come to that), the National Union of Journalists (NUJ) provides similar
benefits. It also helps with legal problems, such as collecting fees that
are not paid and unfair dismissal cases.
NUJ membership is open to anyone who works in written, broadcast, or
electronic media, in any department or role (including computer support,
production, design and graphics, copy-editors, writers, announcers, etc,
but excluding clerical staff unless at least 50 % of their work is
editorial/design/production/computer support). It has a special branch for
people who work on books and journals.
The NUJ is also open to people freelancing for, or employed by,
organizations in Europe, if those organizations a.) are primarily owned by
a British company, or B.) work primarily in supplying English-language
Drop me a line if you are interested in hearing more:
MadelaineD -at- aol -dot- com
Telephone: +44 - 07050041791 (any time, global connection)
PS I've been working in technical documentation for more than 20 years.
Don't think the term "Goddess" would fit any more. Can I become a guru