Archive for the ‘Columns’ Category

Breaking bad freelance habits


Posted by

by Rebecca Hass Bad Habits. That’s what’s holding you back. If you could just develop better habits, you’d finally be creating the career you want as a freelancer. Procrastinating no more. Without those bad habits, you’d be getting things done [Read the full article…]

Journalism internships should be paid fairly and offer personal mentoring


Posted by

This post is the eighth in a series called “E-Lancer Writes,” exploring the working conditions, rights, and collective organizing strategies of freelance journalists, interns, and other low-wage or temporary digital media workers. By Errol Salamon Entry-level media workers can confirm [Read the full article…]

The Born Freelancer on Why Public Libraries Matter


Posted by

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. I was visiting my local public library the other [Read the full article…]

Freelancers helped invent digital communications tools to build online networks


Posted by

This post is the sixth in a series called “E-Lancer Writes,” exploring the working conditions, rights, and collective organizing strategies of freelance journalists, interns, and other low-wage or temporary digital media workers. By Errol Salamon Before the Internet and World [Read the full article…]

The Born Freelancer Says Goodbye to DNTO


Posted by

DNTO was a good friend to Canadian freelancers. Will the CBC replace it with a programming format that is as freelancer-friendly?

Tricks of the trade: clever tips for finding stories at conferences


Posted by

by Lesley Evans Ogden How do you nab great stories at conferences? That’s a question I’ve been toying with a lot lately, because in late December 2015, I had the opportunity to attend The Society For Marine Mammalogy Conference in [Read the full article…]

The Born Freelancer on the Merits of Routine


Posted by

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? Your input is welcome in the comments.   I’ve been told so many times that I must [Read the full article…]

The 5-Minute Freelancer Q&A #24 — Caitlin Kelly


Posted by

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.   Caitlin Kelly is a Canadian writer based in New York City. She has been writing [Read the full article…]

The Born Freelancer Looks Back Over 4 Years – Part 1


Posted by

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? Your input is welcome in the comments. One of the greatest joys of writing a regular column [Read the full article…]

The Born Freelancer on Striving For Perfection

by The Born Freelancer
Posted by

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? Your input is welcome in the comments.   I’ve been thinking a lot lately about the relationship [Read the full article…]