On Saturday, February 6th the Canadian Freelance Guild held its first-ever Annual General Meeting. The online event took just under three hours and accomplished several important goals.

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.

During this pandemic, some freelancers have watched their work shift or outright disappear, prompting an urgent need to find new ways to earn an income.

Myriad Ways to the Book Publishing Market – Part One


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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…]

CBC Freelancers: Sign a union membership card before March 12 and be entered to win a prize


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The Canadian Freelance Guild is proud to partner with the Canadian Media Guild Freelance Branch, our colleagues in providing services to freelance communicators in Canada. CMG Freelance represents all freelancers who provide services to the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC). If [Read the full article…]

Tax Tips webinar now available on CFG website


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On February 10th, about 5 dozen people took part in the CFG’s Business of Freelancing Tax Tips for Freelancers webinar. This was a very lively discussion about the important questions facing freelancers at tax time — such as eligible expenses, [Read the full article…]

Call for Nominations in the 2021 Canadian Freelance Guild Board of Directors Election


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Nominations are now open for all positions on the Canadian Freelance Guild (CFG) Board of Directors. We will be electing for the positions of President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer, and two Directors, one of whom will have responsibilities in Membership Management [Read the full article…]

Highlights of the First Annual General Meeting of the CFG


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On Saturday, February 6th the Canadian Freelance Guild held its first-ever Annual General Meeting. The online event took just under three hours and accomplished several important goals.

The Born Freelancer on “personal protection” for freelancers


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

The Business of Freelance Series: Tax Time Tips


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Freelancer tax questions? Register for the next Canadian Freelance Guild (CFG) Webinar: Wednesday, February 10th  – 9 a.m. PT (10 a.m. MT/11 a.m. CT/12 a.m. ET/1 p.m. AT/1:30 p.m. NT) Marginal tax rate? Foreign income? Eligible expenses? Is COVID relief [Read the full article…]

2021 Travers Fellowship applications open


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Applications are now open for the 2021 Travers Fellowship, an international reporting bursary that helps finance foreign reporting projects by Canadian journalists working in any medium. Freelancers, students enrolled in a graduate level journalism or equivalent program, and full-time journalists [Read the full article…]

WEBINAR: Pitching NOT Bitching!


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This week, CFG Guelph is proud to present: Pitching NOT Bitching! How to make a good pitch about a story and get published Online Zoom, Tuesday, January 12th, 7pm ET Pitching is either something you feel challenged by or procrastinate about [Read the full article…]

The 5-Minute Freelancer Q&A #44 — Francesca Bianco


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In this regular feature, Story Board asks Canadian freelancers to share a few details about their work habits and their strategies for navigating the ups and downs of freelance life. Francesca Bianco is a Canadian freelance writer currently living in Germany. Her Maisonneuve feature “The Hand [Read the full article…]