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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…]

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.

How to avoid editors’ pet peeves


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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.

Ways freelancers can diversify their income


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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.

The Born Freelancer on the COVID-19 Crisis


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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.

PWAC panel advises freelancers to ask for raises


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Stagnant or low rates should motivate freelancers, not make them timid. That’s according to a panel of experienced freelancers who spoke recently at an event in Toronto.

The 5-Minute Freelancer Q&A #40 — Kalli Anderson


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Award-winning freelance audio producer Kalli Anderson spoke with Story Board about working in a variety of media and the importance of sharing information among freelancers.

The 5-Minute Freelancer Q&A #39 — Lesley Evans Ogden


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Lesley Evans Ogden is a B.C.-based science journalist whose clients include Natural History, Scientific American, BBC, Nature, and CBC. She shares her thoughts on the challenges of managing multiple projects, how to keep your energy levels up, and the importance of aiming high with your pitches.

CWA Canada Associate Members Will Fight Ford’s Cuts to Education


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On January 17th, The Ford government released a statement regarding drastic changes to post-secondary education in Ontario. These changes include; scrapping free tuition for low-income students, a sharp reduction in the family income threshold needed to be eligible for the [Read the full article…]

Freelancers Unite to Battle Low Pay and Bad Contracts


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Members of five of Canada’s largest freelancer associations have banded together to fight against stagnant pay rates and contracts that demand the right to reuse their work for no further pay.