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The Born Freelancer on the Sanctity of Deadlines


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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. Douglas Adams, the late great British author of the [Read the full article…]

Canadian freelancers turn to the US market to secure higher-paying gigs


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This post is the tenth 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 When Canadian-based freelancer Katherine O’Brien [Read the full article…]

Pain and possibilities abound for journalists in the digital age


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NASH 79 features several female journalists sharing stories of abuse on social media By Steve Cornwell As the print-heavy side of newspaper industry continues to shed jobs and shut down newsrooms, conversations about how journalism will look and survive in [Read the full article…]

Off the Page, with Marta Iwanek


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Off the Page is a regular interview series featuring National Magazine Award winners. Recently we caught up with photojournalist Marta Iwanek, who in 2016 was named Canada’s Best New Magazine Photographer from the National Magazine Awards Foundation, in addition to winning the [Read the full article…]

Off the Page, with Richard Kelly Kemick


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Off the Page is a regular interview series featuring National Magazine Award winners. Recently we caught up with Richard Kelly Kemick, who was nominated for 2 National Magazine Awards in 2016–winning the Gold Medal in One of a Kind for his [Read the full article…]

The Born Freelancer Reaches 100


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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. Today marks my 100th post. This may not seem [Read the full article…]

The Freelancer’s Guide to Content Marketing

by Steven Threndyle
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Chances are, you didn’t become a freelancer because you wanted to learn how to write something called “native advertising.” Maybe you’re a graduate from a journalism school, or you’ve honed your freelance career by pitching, researching, and writing stories for [Read the full article…]

The Five Key Steps to Finishing a Freelance Project

by Rebecca Hass
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Working as freelancers, we often feel that once we have a job the hard part is done. But in the roller coaster emotional ride of our work we often feel insecure about what we have created, overwhelmed by what we have [Read the full article…]

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.”

The Born Freelancer on Getting an Agent


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This series of posts by the Born Freelancer shares personal experiences and thoughts on issues relevant to freelancers.    One of the questions I hear most frequently is “Do I need an agent?” and if so, “How do I find a good [Read the full article…]