Dr Mumbo

Sign of the times: helping freelancers go legal

Dr Mumbo has a lot of empathy for the tough life of the freelance journo.

Top of the list of gripes is slow payment, even from some of the bigger media companies.

So he finds himself not entirely surprised by the latest offering from freelancer notice board Rachel’s List: a friendly lawyer to help get that invoice paid.

Rachel’s law

For $350 they’ll help write a letter of demand.

And for $850 they’ll help start legal proceedings.

Given the parlous word rate these days, Dr Mumbo rather fears that the winners, as usual, will be the lawyers…

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