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.

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…]

WEBINAR: Getting the Shot – Tips to Taking Winning Photos

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It’s all in the eyes! Portraits, head shots, promo photos, editorial news and travel imagery is all about making that visual connection with the subject, to help convey emotion and tell the story. In the Canadian Freelance Guild’s next webinar, [Read the full article…]

CWA Canada Associate Members: End State Repression of the Free Press in the U.S. and Condemn Police Violence

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The CWA Canada Student/Associate Members are outraged with the recent developments in the United States, with now well over 100 incidents where members of the press have been attacked by law enforcement while reporting on the wave of protests sweeping [Read the full article…]

Ways freelancers can diversify their income

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by Robyn Roste   Many people are drawn to freelancing because of the lifestyle and career freedom it affords. However, the lack of stability can be stressful. During this pandemic, some freelancers have watched their work shift or outright disappear, [Read the full article…]

Dave Greber Freelance Writers Awards aim to support social justice writing in Canada

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Dave Greber could talk about writing for hours on end. The Calgary-based freelancer had an unquenchable enthusiasm for storytelling. “You could see him come alive discussing writing,” says Dave’s partner, Shirley Dunn. Twenty years after his death, Greber’s passion lives [Read the full article…]

CFG FREE Special Presentation: The Class of Covid-19

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The winter session at the University of King’s College School of Journalism in Halifax started normally enough, until the biggest story of the century engulfed the world. By Friday March 13th, all classes were cancelled, access to gear vanished, and [Read the full article…]

Freelancers face new challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic

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by Monte Stewart This is part two in a series on the ways that Canadian freelancers are weathering COVID-19. Read part one right here.   Lesley Evans Ogden shares her home office with a pet bird. Her feathered friend was [Read the full article…]

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