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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…]

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…]

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The Born Freelancer Asks, How You Doin’?


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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 talked about how, [Read the full article…]

Canadian Freelance Guild progress update


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The guild has been busy creating resources for our members and looking for new ways to help self-employed creators during this difficult time.

2020 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…]

News for the Canadian media freelancer Dec 24-Jan 6


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Once a week, we gather stories about the media business, journalism, writing, communications, and freelancing—with a Canadian focus—and share them in Off the Wire. Who needs a water cooler? From around the web: Flabby writing? Try these 7 tips for [Read the full article…]