The guild has been busy creating resources for our members and looking for new ways to help self-employed creators during this difficult time.

Many of us have seen contracts cancelled, clients bail and projects put on indefinite hold. So how should we respond?

We did it! On Wednesday, April 1st, we welcomed into the world a brand new association for freelancers. On January 14th of this year, PWAC members voted to join the independent membership of the Canadian Media Guild Freelance Branch at a new [Read the full article…]

Freelancers are psychologically better prepared than most to adapt to the rapidly-evolving circumstances being forced upon us. But we are also among the most easily compromised financially.

Halifax freelancer’s firing an unfortunate reminder to watch what you tweet


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An incident in Halifax this week is a sad reminder to freelancers everywhere of the dangers of social media. A long-time freelance arts reporter had their radio columns at CBC canceled over a crude tweet about the son of Nova [Read the full article…]

Pandemic University Offers Special Discount to CFG Members


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If you’re looking for some professional development during the last few weeks of summer, you might want to browse the writing webinars available online through Pandemic University. It’s a pop-up writing school for, and by, locked-down and quarantined writers. They’re offering suites [Read the full article…]

The Born Freelancer on Knowing When to Leave the Party


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This series of posts by the Born Freelancer shares personal experiences and thoughts on issues relevant to freelancers. Have something to add to the conversation? We’d love to hear from you in the comments.   In my last column I wrote [Read the full article…]

People before protons: How to pitch a science story


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by Monte Stewart Tim Lougheed has been guarding his secret for years. If he has his way, editors will never pry it out of him. “To other people, I will call myself a science writer,” he said. “If I’m selling [Read the full article…]

WEBINAR: Making the Most of Your Interviews (on any media platform)


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For Paul McLaughlin, calling an interview a success comes down to just one thing. “It’s very simple. It’s if I’ve accomplished my goals,” he says. McLaughlin, one of Canada’s most experienced interviewing trainers and author of the book, Asking Questions: [Read the full article…]

Rory Peck Awards open for submissions


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Freelance video journalists living anywhere in the world can now submit their work for the 2020 Rory Peck Awards. The awards come with a cash prize and focus on international news and current affairs, with one category dedicated specifically to [Read the full article…]

Protected: Getting the Most Out of Your Interviews – Webinar and Slides Available Here for Limited Time for non-member Guests


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4 Pitch Templates for Freelance Writers


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by Robyn Roste Although pitching isn’t the only way freelancers find paid work, it’s an important skill to master. As much as I’ve tried to avoid it over the years, pitching in some way, shape or form is a large component [Read the full article…]

WEBINAR: Pitching for Success – Sell That Story!


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You have the story. You know you can write it and deliver it. But how to get the editor’s attention—and a green light to proceed? CFG Founding Member Sandra Phinney will take you on a journey down the freelance “pitching for success” [Read the full article…]

The Born Freelancer on Going from 9-to-5 to Freelance During a Crisis


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This series of posts by the Born Freelancer shares personal experiences and thoughts on issues relevant to freelancers. Have something to add to the conversation? We’d love to hear from you in the comments.   Extreme conditions bring about extreme changes. [Read the full article…]