What is the future for freelance workers? The more cynical might ask: do freelancers even have a future? The answer to that is an unequivocal “yes,” according to this international panel of speakers.

Should freelancers have a blog? Is there any value in blogging these days? These are the questions. We’ve all heard we should blog, but there isn’t a lot of talk about why.

We canvassed over a dozen writers working in a broad range of non-fiction genres to find out about their plans for the year ahead.

At panel discussions populated by major publishers and established journalists, freelancers made themselves heard.

From Canada to the Netherlands, freelancers seek community and solidarity


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Freelancing is a solitary career. But increasingly, freelancers around the world are seeing the value of community. Unions like our own CMG Freelance here in Canada are attracting a growing number of freelance members. And in the Netherlands, union membership [Read the full article…]

News for the Canadian media freelancer April 10-16


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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?

Freelance Rates Rising at CBC/Radio-Canada


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The Canadian Media Guild and CBC have agreed to an across-the-board wage increase of 1.5% for 2018-19. This increase is also applicable to all the minimum rates applicable to Freelance Contributors. The increase is effective April 1st, 2018 and the new [Read the full article…]

The Born Freelancer Interviews Daniel Sugar on Self-Publishing His First Novel


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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.   Writing a novel is the dream of many [Read the full article…]

News for the Canadian media freelancer April 3-9


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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:  Working Media podcast: Karen K. Ho [J-Source] 27 writers [Read the full article…]

Need some help with your taxes? Get organized with the New School of Finance’s free course


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It’s tax season, freelancers, and that means it’s time to dig out that pile of receipts and tax slips and get them organized. If that idea fills you with dread, the New School of Finance has a free course that [Read the full article…]

Halifax freelancer meet-and-greet April 18


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Halifax-area freelancers, mark your calendars: CMG Freelance is hosting a spring meet-and-greet onWednesday, April 18 at The Marquee Ballroom (2037 Gottingen Street) from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. Come and join us for this casual social night where we’ll make connections, share ideas and discuss ways we [Read the full article…]

News for the Canadian media freelancer March 27-April 2


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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:  Forum Freelance Fund Bursaries [Canadian Journalism Forum on Violence [Read the full article…]

Vancouver media mixer on April 18


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Vancouver media workers, freelancers and journalism students, come out and join us for a free networking event on Wednesday, April 18 at Shebeen Whiskey House (212 Carrall St.) in Gastown from 6:00 until 8:30 p.m.  There will be free snacks and drinks on [Read the full article…]

2018 Forum Freelance Fund competition for hostile environment training bursaries now open


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The 2018 Forum Freelance Fund competition is now open for submissions. The fund provides bursaries for Canadian freelancers to attend dangerous environment training courses. The fund provides bursaries of up to $2500 to Canadian freelancers. Foreign freelancers doing significant work for Canadian publications are [Read the full article…]