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A Tricky Transition: Can Good Writers Become Competent Editors?


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by Steven Threndyle Veteran freelance writers exhausted by the endless cycles of feast or famine often reach a point in their career where they fantasize, “I want one of those cush editing jobs!” And why not? The most prestigious editors [Read the full article…]

The Born Freelancer Asks: Are We Notoriously Lazy?


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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 accusation took me completely by surprise. I was [Read the full article…]

Non-fiction book publishing advice for freelance writers


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By Lesley Evans Ogden Have you ever thought about writing a non-fiction book? It’s a daunting undertaking, but for many published book authors, it’s also a rewarding one. In April 2018, Science Writers and Communicators of Canada held their annual [Read the full article…]

From Canada to the Netherlands, freelancers seek community and solidarity


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Freelancing is a solitary career. But increasingly, freelancers around the world are seeing the value of community.

The Born Freelancer Interviews Daniel Sugar on Self-Publishing His First Novel


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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.   Writing a novel is the dream of many [Read the full article…]

Build your freelance business with these five easy social media tweaks


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by Robyn Roste In October 2010 I joined Twitter. I had heard it was a good place to get freelance work so I put up a profile, followed a few people and tweeted when the mood struck. In general this [Read the full article…]

Freelancers can learn to thrive in a rapidly changing work environment


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What is the future for freelance workers? The more cynical might ask: do freelancers even have a future? The answer to that is an unequivocal “yes,” according to this international panel of speakers.

New tool for seeking diverse journalism sources


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Freelance writers and journalists looking for ways to bring diversity into their reporting have a new tool at their disposal. Request A Woman Scientist helps journalists find scientific expertise from women for everything from interviews and panel discussions to workshops [Read the full article…]

Andree Lau on increasing diversity in reporting and the newsroom


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by Hannah Daley As newsrooms across the country strive for greater diversity, HuffPost Canada editor-in-chief Andree Lau says there’s a need for a much more nuanced approach than simply “checking the boxes.” Lau spoke on January 5th at NASH, the [Read the full article…]

Reaping what you sow: Five writers talk about their websites


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What kind of website should a writer have? Five freelance writers share their advice.