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Webinar: “How To Go Viral Like A Journalist”


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The next in our series of professional development webinars is scheduled for Tuesday February 28, at 3:00 p.m. E.T.

The 5-Minute Freelancer Q&A #33 — J.B. MacKinnon


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“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.”

Expanding your freelance portfolio


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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.

The Born Freelancer on Embracing Procrastination


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Chronic procrastination need not be a deal-breaker when contemplating the freelance lifestyle.

Copyright, libel and kill fees: Negotiating a freelancer-friendly contract


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A review of some important contract clauses to look out for… and some advice on negotiating better terms.

CMG Freelance Launches Media Card Program


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The Canadian Media Guild will now offer a media card to its freelance journalist members

Omar Mouallem advises budding freelancers at NASH

by Allison Leonard
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Mouallem’s session, “Pitch Perfect” broke down the magazine pitch into three integral parts: the research, the letter itself, and the response.

What to charge for your writing

by Rachel Sanders
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Maskell says it’s important to keep in mind that the other person — the engager — may not have these numbers in their head. They might have just come up with a number out of the blue (or have been told what the fee is by a superior) so you may need to have a conversation about it and explain your position.

The Born Freelancer on Classic “Media” Movies

by The Born Freelancer
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After you’ve read my list, please share your own personal favourites with us via the comments section at the end of this post.

2014: A New Era for Freelancers, Solidarity and Unionism

by datejie cheko green, Canadian Media Guild
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Where other engagers similarly seek to exploit freelancers, whether in media or other fields of creative, communications, IT and knowledge production, CMG is offering our decades of contract expertise to help with individual advice and negotiation strategies.