If you can research, interview, write, revise and do some basic editing, then you can find more than one type of market to sell your wares.

“A lot of it is just being brave. Taking the leap and not being too put off by rejection at first and persevering and just doing great work.”

Chronic procrastination need not be a deal-breaker when contemplating the freelance lifestyle.

A review of some important contract clauses to look out for… and some advice on negotiating better terms.

New CBC opinion section provides more paid writing opportunities for freelancers

By Errol Salamon
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This post is the ninth in a series called “E-Lancer Writes,” exploring the working conditions, rights and collective organizing strategies of freelance journalists, interns and other low-wage or temporary digital media workers.   Canadian freelance writers have one more potential [Read the full article…]

Health insurance for freelancers through the Writers’ Coalition Program


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Need personal health insurance? Membership in CMG Freelance comes with access to the Writers’ Coalition Program — an affordable health insurance program offered by the not-for-profit insurer AFBS. And accessing the program has become even easier this month with a few updates [Read the full article…]

Freelancers: Tune into tonight’s CMG election debate


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Members in good standing of the Canadian Media Guild’s freelance branch are eligible to vote in the upcoming CMG elections. The two candidates for National President, Carmel Smyth and Kamala Rao will take part in a debate today — Tuesday November [Read the full article…]

Off The Wire: Nov 22-28


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Once a week, we gather stories about the media business, journalism, writing, publishing, and freelancing—with a Canadian focus—and share them in Off the Wire. Who needs a water cooler? From Canada: Inside the Chronicle Herald’s ongoing strike [This Magazine] Union [Read the full article…]

The Five Key Steps to Finishing a Freelance Project

by Rebecca Hass
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Working as freelancers, we often feel that once we have a job the hard part is done. But in the roller coaster emotional ride of our work we often feel insecure about what we have created, overwhelmed by what we have [Read the full article…]

Off The Wire: Nov 15-21


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Once a week, we gather stories about the media business, journalism, writing, publishing, and freelancing—with a Canadian focus—and share them in Off the Wire. Who needs a water cooler? From Canada: Canadian news outlet aims to shake up local journalism [Read the full article…]

Webinar for members: How to pitch to The Doc Project


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  Radio freelancers, CMG Freelance is running a webinar with CBC’s Tanya Springer this week that will teach you how to pitch your documentary idea to The Doc Project. Click here to register for the event and mark your calendars for Wednesday November [Read the full article…]

The 5-Minute Freelancer Q&A #33 — J.B. MacKinnon


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In this regular feature, We ask Canadian writers to share a few details about their work habits and their strategies for navigating the ups and downs of freelance life.     J.B. MacKinnon is an independent journalist whose books include The 100-Mile Diet and The Once [Read the full article…]

The Born Freelancer on Getting an Agent


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This series of posts by the Born Freelancer shares personal experiences and thoughts on issues relevant to freelancers.    One of the questions I hear most frequently is “Do I need an agent?” and if so, “How do I find a good [Read the full article…]

Off The Wire: Nov 8-14


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Once a week, we gather stories about the media business, journalism, writing, publishing, and freelancing—with a Canadian focus—and share them in Off the Wire. Who needs a water cooler? From Canada: Winners of the Canadian Online Publishing Awards announced [J-Source] [Read the full article…]