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Forum Freelance Fund competition re-opens


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After suspending its 2020 competition due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Forum Freelance Fund has now re-opened for applications. The fund offers bursaries of up to $2500 to help Canadian freelancers — and foreign freelancers working for Canadian media — [Read the full article…]

Are you having a CERB summer?


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by Steven Threndyle  It will soon be Labour Day and, as the vast majority of public health officials predicted back in March, COVID-19 is still going strong. One thing that will end is the $2000 per month Canadian Emergency Relief [Read the full article…]

Halifax freelancer’s firing an unfortunate reminder to watch what you tweet


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An incident in Halifax this week is a sad reminder to freelancers everywhere of the dangers of social media. A long-time freelance arts reporter had their radio columns at CBC canceled over a crude tweet about the son of Nova [Read the full article…]

People before protons: How to pitch a science story


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by Monte Stewart Tim Lougheed has been guarding his secret for years. If he has his way, editors will never pry it out of him. “To other people, I will call myself a science writer,” he said. “If I’m selling [Read the full article…]

Rory Peck Awards open for submissions


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Freelance video journalists living anywhere in the world can now submit their work for the 2020 Rory Peck Awards. The awards come with a cash prize and focus on international news and current affairs, with one category dedicated specifically to [Read the full article…]

Protected: Getting the Most Out of Your Interviews – Webinar and Slides Available Here for Limited Time for non-member Guests


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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…]

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…]