From contract advice to professional development opportunities, CMG Freelance president Don Genova gives you ten good reasons to join our freelance union.

It’s not unusual for freelancers to be faced with clients who are slow to pay. So how should you deal with these clients in a productive way?

“It’s the only way, really, to tell these kind of stories.” Dave Greber Freelance Writers Awards winner Nicholas Hune-Brown on the freedom and advantages of freelancing.

Time management, scheduling techniques and efficient administrative systems will help you stay on track and move your business to the next level.

News for the Canadian media freelancer Nov 12-18


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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: Productivity as a journalist [Cision Jobs] Everyone [Read the full article…]

Balancing freelance work with creative projects


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by Robyn Roste  One damp, dreary winter’s night I sat in bed staring at my phone. I felt the same as usual—bored and listless. On paper everything was great, my days were filled with work, friends and activities. The problem? [Read the full article…]

News for the Canadian media freelancer Nov 5-11


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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: How paying artists for their work can [Read the full article…]

CMG election information for CBC freelancers


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The Canadian Media Guild Freelance Branch is reminding any freelancer who has completed any freelance contract since January 1st, 2019 for CBC/Radio Canada that you are eligible to sign a membership card in CMG and vote and/or run in the [Read the full article…]

News for the Canadian media freelancer Oct 29-Nov 4


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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: The Logic raises $1.8 million in seed [Read the full article…]

National Magazine Awards seeking judges for 2020 awards season


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If you’re a freelance writer, illustrator, photographer or digital creator who publishes a significant amount of your work in Canadian publications, you’re invited to apply to be a judge for the 2020 National Magazine Awards, Digital Publishing Awards, or National Magazine Awards: B2B. [Read the full article…]

News for the Canadian media freelancer Oct 22-28


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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: How to keep freelance work from eating [Read the full article…]

3 Social Media Posting Formulas for Service-Based Freelancers


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by Robyn Roste  Having an online presence helps potential clients learn more about who you are, what you do and why they should hire you. And while most freelancers understand this, it’s still easy to overlook social media as an [Read the full article…]

Vocal Fry Studios hosts podcast events in Toronto


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Podcasting is here to stay. All you need as evidence of that is the success of independent podcasting companies such as Toronto’s Vocal Fry Studios. Vocal Fry has a busy couple of weeks ahead with several community and educational events on their [Read the full article…]

News for the Canadian media freelancer Oct 16-21


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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: How to Avoid Problem Clients [Inc.] This [Read the full article…]