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.

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.

Webinar: How to Connect in Business in 90 Seconds or Less


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CFG’s The Business of Freelancing Presents: How to Connect in Business in 90 Seconds or Less Presenter: Nicholas Boothman Tuesday, June 29th, 2021 7 – 8pm Eastern Time In this webinar, Nicholas will share with us how to use the [Read the full article…]

The Born Freelancer on Stepping Out of Your Comfort Zone: Busting The Myth


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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.   Some of the most frequently accepted [Read the full article…]

‘Casual Friday’ and Give Us Your Thoughts


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CFG members, please join the CFG Board of Directors for another online ‘Casual Friday’ mixer on May 28 at 4:00 EDT. Part of the chat will be about the Board’s upcoming Strategic Planning Session. We’d love to hear your thoughts [Read the full article…]

CFG election results


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After the poll closed last night, Sunday May 9th, the following result has been certified by the Election Committee. Lisa Caroglanian Dorazio has been elected as the Director – Membership Management and Recruitment. Thanks to all who voted, the candidates, [Read the full article…]

The CFG poll is now open


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CFG members in good standing may now cast their ballots in the CFG election for Director-at-Large (Membership). The poll will close at 11:59pm Eastern Time, Sunday, May 9th. To read more about the candidates and view their introductory videos, click here.

Celebrating Asian Canadians helps counter virus-related hate crimes


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By Eva Zhu For CWA Canada In 2002, the federal government signed a declaration that designated May as Asian Heritage Month, with the goal of giving citizens an opportunity to recognize and celebrate Asian Canadians and their contributions to helping [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…]

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…]

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…]