Vancouver freelancers, get ready for a day-long workshop that will help you boost your social media skills in ways that will grow your influence and help you find new opportunities and potential clients. Don’t Fool Around! Learn the Right Way to Use [Read the full article…]

Brand storytelling can be a lucrative industry for freelancers. Now, more than ever, brands are seeking the advice of artists (writers, podcasters, graphic designers, photographers) to help tell their stories in ways that authentically connect. The next in our series [Read the full article…]

“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.

2017 Forum Freelance Fund applications open


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The Forum Freelance Fund provides bursaries for Canadian freelancers to attend dangerous environment training courses. Applications are now open for the 2017 bursary program. The fund provides bursaries of up to $2500 to Canadian freelancers. Foreign freelancers doing significant work for Canadian publications [Read the full article…]

The Born Freelancer on the Sanctity of Deadlines, Part 2


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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 previous post I talked about why deadlines [Read the full article…]

CMG Freelance member wins RNAO media award


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CMG Freelance member Alison Motluk has won an award from the Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario for her story Ottawa family sues fertility doctor for use of wrong sperm — his own, which aired last November on CBC Radio’s The Current. RNAO’s [Read the full article…]

Off The Wire: Mar 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: Free expression organizations protest charges against reporter [J-Source] Lessons [Read the full article…]

CMG Freelance social media workshop April 1 in Vancouver


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Vancouver freelancers, get ready for a day-long workshop that will help you boost your social media skills in ways that will grow your influence and help you find new opportunities and potential clients. Don’t Fool Around! Learn the Right Way to Use [Read the full article…]

2017 Dave Greber Freelance Writers Awards Open for Submissions


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After taking a break in 2016, the Dave Greber Freelance Writers Awards are back this year. Submissions for the 2017 awards opened this week. Created in 2004 in the memory of freelance writer Dave Greber, the awards are given to writers of social [Read the full article…]

Off The Wire: March 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: Postmedia plans to lay-off 54 staff at Vancouver Sun [Read the full article…]

Freelance Finance: By the Hour, or by the Word?


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by Steven Threndyle Recently, a Vancouver-based company called Grizzly Coast Media created a bit of a stir online when it started posting jobs for freelancers that paid $50 for anywhere from 1,000 to 1,500 words per story. If you take five [Read the full article…]

Webinar: Storytelling for brands


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Brand storytelling can be a lucrative industry for freelancers. Now, more than ever, brands are seeking the advice of artists (writers, podcasters, graphic designers, photographers) to help tell their stories in ways that authentically connect. The next in our series [Read the full article…]

Off the Page, with journalist Simon Diotte


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Of the Page is an interview series featuring National Magazine Award winners. This week we’re chatting with Montreal writer and editor Simon Diotte. He gained recognition for his 2016 National Magazine Award-winning travel story “Sur les traces d’un écrivain voyageur” [Read the full article…]