Take a look back at the live Q&A we hosted on freelance journalism, covering a range of subjects from coming up with ideas and pitching to doing your tax return and making sure you get paid.

Whether you are an established freelance journalist or are just starting out, our panel of experts offered top tips on how to pursue a freelance career.

We were joined by:

Deborah BonelloDeborah Bonello, a freelance video journalist based in Mexico City, and a regular contributor to the BBC, the Guardian, GlobalPost, the Financial Times and other newspapers and broadcasters

Marc LevertonMarc Leverton, a Bristol-based freelance writer, editor and lecturer and former Publisher of The Big Issue South West. He is also the author of How to work as a freelance journalist

We also received contributions from John Thompson, managing director of Journalism.co.uk, and Tiffany Wright, a freelance journalist with more than 15 years experience writing for women's glossy magazines such as Company, Cosmopolitan and Grazia, also shared some tips in response on Twitter.

Journalism.co.uk also runs training courses for freelance journalists
Update: This article was updated in the process of the live Q&A and to reflect the fact that the event is now closed.

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