Archive for the ‘Columns’ Category

The Born Freelancer on Not Sharing Unmerited Credit


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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. Earlier this year I wrote about protecting your ideas [Read the full article…]

Balancing freelance work with creative projects


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by Robyn Roste  One damp, dreary winter’s night I sat in bed staring at my phone. I felt the same as usual—bored and listless. On paper everything was great, my days were filled with work, friends and activities. The problem? [Read the full article…]

The Born Freelancer on Workplace Injuries


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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.   I know most people don’t normally associate the [Read the full article…]

The Born Freelancer on Making New Year’s Resolutions


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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. The trouble with most New Year’s resolutions is that [Read the full article…]

The Born Freelancer’s Musings on Muses and the Origins of Inspiration


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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.  I was speaking to a visual artist the other [Read the full article…]

Breaking bad freelance habits


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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


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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


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

Freelancers helped invent digital communications tools to build online networks


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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


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