The membership of PWAC has voted to amalgamate with the Canadian Media Guild Freelance Branch to form the Canadian Freelance Guild.

There are all sorts of positive reasons to spend time reflecting on your business, asking questions and planning. Here are some prompts that will help.

As of 2020, the independent membership portion of the Canadian Media Guild Freelance Branch will be moving to a new home at our parent organization, CWA-Canada.

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

3 ways freelancers can build trust with clients


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by Robyn Roste As a new freelancer, nothing was more exciting than bidding on and winning a gig. I’d do a happy dance and bask in the initial adrenaline rush. And then I’d get on with my day. I’d work [Read the full article…]

News for the Canadian media freelancer Feb 11-18


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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: Everything you need to know to start [Read the full article…]

The Born Freelancer on “It’s All Been Done Before”


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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. A young freelance writer I know was lamenting the [Read the full article…]

News for the Canadian media freelancer Feb 4-10


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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: Tips for juggling writing and parenting [The [Read the full article…]

6th annual SABEW Canada Best in Business awards open for submissions


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Freelance business writers, the 6th annual SABEW Canada Best in Business awards are now open for submissions. There are 15 categories for the awards again this year, including investigative, long-form and short-form feature, and best young journalist. Freelancers who wish [Read the full article…]

News for the Canadian media freelancer Jan 28-Feb 3


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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 power of the self-imposed deadline [Poynter] [Read the full article…]

Researcher seeks Millennial freelancers in Toronto


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If you were born between 1980 and 1995 and freelance in media in Toronto, you’re invited to share your experiences with a researcher at the University of Waterloo. Dr. Nancy Worth is in the Department of Geography and Environmental Management. [Read the full article…]

National Observer staff officially unionized with CWA Canada


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Staff at the National Observer became CWA Canada’s newest members Wednesday with the announcement that an application for union certification had been approved. The Canadian Media Guild (CWA Canada Local 30213) filed for certification with the Canada Industrial Relations Board [Read the full article…]

News for the Canadian media freelancer Jan 21-27


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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 safeguard your mental health as [Read the full article…]

Tom Hanson Photojournalism Award open for entries


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Canadian photojournalists with less than five years of experience can now apply for the annual Tom Hanson Photojournalism Award. This six-week paid internship at The Canadian Press head office in Toronto will take place between April and September 2020. Students, freelance [Read the full article…]