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The Born Freelancer on Best Advice Received, Ever


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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 best pieces of [Read the full article…]

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.

The Born Freelancer Reflects on Reviews


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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.   September. For some, a beginning – [Read the full article…]

Review: Two books that will boost your storytelling skills


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by Michael Strickland An increase in my pulse rate accompanies the uptick in my attention. I missed that the first time, in the fall of 2019. Now, less than a year later, I’m watching for the subtlest of changes. I [Read the full article…]

The Born Freelancer on Knowing When to Leave the Party


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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.   In my last column I wrote [Read the full article…]

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.

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…]

Freelancers struggle to adapt to a shifting Canadian media landscape during COVID-19 pandemic


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by Monte Stewart This is part one in a series on the ways that Canadian freelancers are weathering COVID-19. Read part two right here.   Jeff Gaulin does not believe that the Canadian media landscape will go “back to normal” [Read the full article…]

How freelancers can respond to crisis in a proactive way


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Many of us have seen contracts cancelled, clients bail and projects put on indefinite hold. So how should we respond?

The Born Freelancer on “It’s All Been Done Before”


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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. A young freelance writer I know was lamenting the [Read the full article…]