I'm an American in London. After completing a masters degree in the UK, I was offered full-time sponsored employment on a tier 2 visa in London at a trade publication covering commodities. I've worked there for the last two years. But I've determined that my prospects as a journalist are no longer being advanced by trade publication work. I shortly plan to give my one month's notice.
After my tier 2 visa expires, will I be 1) permitted to enter the Schengen area where I could presumably remain for 90 days, and 2) legally allowed to do paid freelance work for media companies or websites?