There will be one CFG election held on May 7th to 9th, for the position of Director – Membership. There are two candidates, Lisa Caroglanian Dorazio from BC and Grant Frost from Nova Scotia. Voting will take place on [Read the full article…]

by Steven Threndyle Most magazine writers and newspaper journalists think about writing a book at some point in their careers. Maybe it’s a deeper dive into a story that was part of a feature package, or a biography of an [Read the full article…]

To begin a new year on a “safety-first” footing, let’s review some basic safety protocols for the average freelancer.

If you’re wasting an editor’s time in this era of hectic schedules and reduced resources in the media industry, you’re also wasting your own time.

Board of Directors Election Update and Candidate Profiles


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  There will be one CFG election held on May 7th to 9th, for the position of Director – Membership. There are two candidates, Lisa Caroglanian Dorazio from BC and Grant Frost from Nova Scotia. Voting will take place on [Read the full article…]

CFG elections update


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Congratulations! The Election Team is pleased to announce Trevor Beckerson has been acclaimed as Treasurer on the CFG Board of Directors. Please see his bio below. There will be an election for Director – Membership. There are two candidates, Lisa Caroglanian [Read the full article…]

2021 Dave Greber Freelance Writers Awards open for submissions


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Freelancers, if you’ve written about social justice issues this year, it’s time to submit your work for the Dave Greber Freelance Writers Book and Magazine Awards. The awards are now open for submissions and the competition closes on Friday, June [Read the full article…]

CBC Doc Mentorship Program spring deadline


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CBC Radio’s Doc Mentorship Program has a spring deadline approaching. Experienced audio freelancers are invited to submit a pitch to the program by May 7, 2021. The program, which is also open to all CBC employees, is accepting applications for [Read the full article…]

Nominations Open for Two Vacant Positions on the CFG Board of Directors


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The CFG Election Team is now accepting nominations for two vacant positions on the CFG Board of Directors: Treasurer, and Director at Large: Membership. According to the CFG Bylaws, the Treasurer “shall be responsible for the safe control and custody of [Read the full article…]

2021 Access Copyright Payback claim period now open


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Writers and visual artists, the 2021 Access Copyright Payback claim period is now open and you have until until May 31 to submit your claim. If you were affiliated with Access Copyright as of December 31, 2020 you’re eligible to submit [Read the full article…]

The Born Freelancer Stays Focused


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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.   One of the most frequent complaints [Read the full article…]

Webinar: Beyond News Releases – Simple Steps to Effective Media Relations


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CFG Guelph/Kitchener-Waterloo Presents: Beyond News Releases – Simple Steps to Effective Media Relations Presenter: Michael Strickland Tuesday, April 13, 2021 7:00 – 7:45pm Eastern Time “Truth is, media releases and pitches clog newsroom faxes and emails by the hundreds each [Read the full article…]

Poll is Now Open! Vote for CFG Director: Membership


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CFG Election: Director: Membership Management and Development The election is open for voting and we need your participation! Poll will close at 11:59pm Eastern Time on Sunday, March 14th. To read more about the candidates and view their introductory videos, [Read the full article…]

Do you have written or visual work in a published book? Register for the Public Lending Right Program


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Canadian authors, illustrators and photographers with one or more published books, can now register for the Public Lending Right Program. The program is a Canada Council for the Arts initiative that sends payments every year to creators whose books are in [Read the full article…]