Variable income is one of the biggest challenges many freelancers have to contend with. But you can find ways to create stability.

There’s no magic rule to the question of when to follow up on a pitch. But because it’s such an important step, it helps to know what editors think…

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.

The 5-Minute Freelancer Q&A #34 — Anne Mullens


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In this regular feature, Story Board asks Canadian writers to share a few details about their work habits and their strategies for navigating the ups and downs of freelance life.   Anne Mullens is an award-winning freelance health writer, author, editor and health communications consultant who [Read the full article…]

Off The Wire: July 18-24


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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:  Global News braces for possible strikes at five stations [iPolitics] [Read the full article…]

Turning Your Holiday into a Travel Writing Opportunity


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By Brittany Duggan As a freelancer, days not worked are days not paid. But that doesn’t you mean don’t get to take holidays, whether in your own backyard or to somewhere more exotic. It just might mean you get creative [Read the full article…]

Freelancer Katie Jensen talks about the importance of income transparency in Canadian media


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by Vanessa Hrvatin On July 5, freelance podcast producer Katie Jensen publicly shared her 2016 net income as part of a Twitter thread she hashtagged #incometransparency. The 29-year-old has been in the freelance business for little over two years. She says she decided to [Read the full article…]

Free spaces in Toronto podcasting program available to CMG Freelance members


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CMG Freelance is pleased to offer four free spaces in an upcoming Camp Tech Intro to Podcasting Program in Toronto. On Saturday, August 12th, professional podcast producer JP Davidson will lead you through this 6-hour workshop, complete with audio recording and editing exercises and information [Read the full article…]

Off The Wire: July 11-17


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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:  News health bolstered by local collaborations, expert’s work shows [Read the full article…]

Media Mixer: Protecting Our Sources and Ourselves


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by Abby Plener   While working on “Cyberwar” with Vice, filmmaker Dylan Reibling contacted a source for a story. The source was a hacker who had attended the Black Hat information security conference. Shortly after Vice e-mailed him, that same [Read the full article…]

Chris Enns talks financial planning for freelancers


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Variable income is one of the biggest challenges many freelancers have to contend with. But you can find ways to create stability.

Off The Wire: July 5-10


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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:  This is Worldtown is dedicated to telling the stories [Read the full article…]

A Q&A with freelance writer Cole Kazdin


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by Brittany Duggan Cole Kazdin is a writer, performer and four-time Emmy winning television journalist. She currently lives in Los Angeles where she regularly contributes to VICE, MEL Magazine and Refinery29. Kazdin has written for The New York Times, Los [Read the full article…]