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Are you a freelancer or temporary worker of any kind working in the literature, languages and publishing sector in Scotland? If yes, we need your help so we can make things better. We’re looking to hear from people who work in this sector but don’t have a solely permanent salaried role. 

Literature Alliance Scotland (LAS) has commissioned an independent research project to enable them to demonstrate the contribution of freelancers and temporary workers to the literature, languages and publishing sector in Scotland in terms of their economic and social value. 

The research aims to bridge a gap in knowledge, which will then be used to share good practice recommendations on how sector organisations can do more to support and provide more accessible and inclusive opportunities for these vital members of the workforce. As part of LAS’ advocacy work, this information will be shared widely with those who commission freelancers such as publishers, festivals, literature and languages organisations, with industry stakeholders such as Creative Scotland, Scottish Government, policy makers and with universities as well as other arts organisations, arts researchers and advocates seeking comparative studies.

Please start up the survey for more detailed definitions of freelancers, temporary workers, and the sector.

The survey will be open between Tuesday 10th May and midnight on Sunday 5th June. It should take 10-15 minutes to complete. Please be assured that your input will make a difference. LAS plans to share the findings with the sector and beyond, and use what is learned to bring about positive change based on real evidence.  Please spread the word widely about the survey - LAS will be in a stronger position to advocate for the sector if our sample of respondents is large. 

To thank you for your input you will be offered the opportunity to enter a prize draw to win £50 in National Book Tokens.  

Please be assured that this survey is functionally anonymous and no-one will be identified in any reporting on the findings.

The small print
This survey has been commissioned by Literature Alliance Scotland and is being carried out by independent researcher Ruth Stevenson, in line with the Market Research Society code of conduct.  Information about our approach to data protection and your rights can be found in this linked document.  If you have any questions, or if you would like to complete this survey by phone or in a different format, please do not hesitate to get in touch with Ruth using this email address: ruth@ruthlessresearch.co.uk

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