I'm seeking advice on working as a freelance mock marker for GCSE English. I've been teaching for twenty years and working as an examiner for various exam boards for much of that time. This summer, I marked for Edexcel and AQA (English Literature). Obviously examining is quite seasonal so this year I've decided to seek some work marking mock papers. I have contacted one of the mock companies (QA) but would love to know if there are any others that you would recommend. I'd also love to hear your advice on approaching schools directly and offering my services. I'm told that mock companies charge between £5 and £8 per paper so obviously I would be able to offer a more reasonable price than that. Are schools likely to hire the services of a freelance examiner with experience in the new GCSE English syllabus?