The next in our series of professional development webinars is scheduled for Tuesday February 28, at 3:00 p.m. E.T.

“I think if we understand those kinds of strengths and weaknesses in the freelance system we’re dealing with then it makes it easier to to progress.”

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.

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

Alberta Publishing company and CEO Ruth Kelly leave their freelance content creators shivering through the winter – Hire now; pay much, much later


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Edmonton, February 22, 2017 – Venture Publishing Inc. of Edmonton and its CEO Ruth Kelly have developed a disturbing business model when it comes to paying the freelance contributors hired to create articles, photos, and illustrations for the various magazines [Read the full article…]

Webinar: “How To Go Viral Like A Journalist”


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The next in our series of professional development webinars is scheduled for Tuesday February 28, at 3:00 p.m. E.T.

Off The Wire: Feb 14-20


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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 consumers unaware of financial strain on the [Read the full article…]

J-Source wants you to help create a list of the best places to freelance in Canada


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Earlier this month, the Columbia Journalism Review ran a great post that surveyed two dozen freelancers about the best outlets to work for. It gives a rundown of six publications that freelancers love, offering specific details about pay and editorial style. [Read the full article…]

Looking for a coffee shop to work in? Work Hard Anywhere can help


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You probably know the feeling. You’re out in the world, laptop in tow, with some time to spare between appointments. Or maybe you’re on vacation in an unfamiliar city and need a quiet spot where you can get a bit of work [Read the full article…]

Off The Wire: Feb 7-13


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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: Ten ways to build a new Canadian media ecosystem [Read the full article…]

The Born Freelancer on the Sanctity of Deadlines


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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. Douglas Adams, the late great British author of the [Read the full article…]

Webinar: “The Savvy Freelancer’s Guide to Contract Negotiation”


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Negotiating contracts is one of the most challenging parts of freelancing. To help you out with that, CMG Freelance has planned a webinar called “The Savvy Freelancer’s Guide to Contract Negotiation.” It’s scheduled for Wednesday, February 15 at 6 PM EST and will [Read the full article…]

Free Toronto event: “Journalism in Crisis” Book Launch and Panel Discussion, Feb. 09


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Join Canadian Media Guild and CWA Canada Associate members at this free event and panel discussion, to celebrate the book launch of “Journalism in Crisis: Bridging Theory and Practice for Democratic Media Strategies in Canada” and discuss the future of [Read the full article…]

Off The Wire: Jan 31-Feb 6


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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: What happens when a mid-sized city loses its last [Read the full article…]