freelancefree‧lance /ˈfriːlɑːns $ -læns/ ●○○ adjective, adverbBECworking independently for different companies rather than being employed by one particular companyShe works freelance from home.freelance journalist/writer/photographer etc —freelance verb [intransitive]He’s freelancing for several translation agencies. —freelance (also freelancer) noun [countable]
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freelance• a freelancejournalist• Jamie's trying to earn a living as a freelancephotographer.• Steve plans to start working freelance this year.• Karen stayed at home while the children were small, and made a little money from freelance writing.freelance journalist/writer/photographer etc• Eluned Price is a freelance journalistbased in Oxford and specialising in houses, gardens and their owners.• All were allegedly taken at the same footballgame by freelance photographerE. J. Flammer.• Examinercontributor Robert Kerwin is a freelance writer in San Francisco.• Clive Nichols is a freelance photographer specialising in gardens.• Firstly it would demonstrate to prospectivefreelance writers the type of materialrequired.• Jason denies saying it; the freelance journalist who interviewed him insists he did.• Brian Beffort is a freelance writer who lives, and skis, at Lake Tahoe.From Longman Business Dictionaryfreelancefree‧lance1 /ˈfriːlɑːns-læns/ adjectiveJOBworking for different companies or organizations rather than being directly employed by oneThe company does not directly employ such specialists as designers, but operates on a freelance basis.afreelance journalist —freelance adverbSheila set up her own business called Editorial Services and now works freelance from home.freelancefreelance2 noun [countable]JOBsomeone who doesfreelance workI’m basically a freelance, and most of my work comes through various agencies.freelancefreelance3 verb [intransitive]JOBto work for different companies or organizations rather than being directly employed by oneThey began freelancing for UK magazines and, occasionally, BBC radio.