Archive for the ‘Columns’ Category

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?

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


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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


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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? 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


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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


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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? 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

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

The Born Freelancer’s Resolutions on Essential Traits in 2015

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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? Your input is welcome in the comments.  For this post I thought I would combine two ideas [Read the full article…]

The Born Freelancer on Being a “Real” Freelancer

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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? Your input is welcome in the comments.  I was talking to a freelance colleague of mine recently [Read the full article…]

The Born Freelancer on Achieving “Ah Ha!” Solutions

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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? Your input is welcome in the comments.    It sits there like a landslide, blocking your creative [Read the full article…]

After Foley: Supporting international freelancers

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On 9 September 2014, Columbia University’s Journalism school streamed “After James Foley: Covering Conflict When Journalists are Targets”. The conversation generated more than 900 tweets worldwide, with much focus on the unique risks to freelance reporters. CMG Freelance storifies the highlights.