Archive for the ‘Features’ Category

New Year’s Resolution #1: Take Care of Yourself First


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Those with chronic illness or pain don’t have a choice: they have to try and be as healthy as possible every day. So what’s the best way to manage your health while keeping your freelance career on track?

The 5-Minute Freelancer Q&A #38 — Angela Mombourquette


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Angela won the 2018 Dave Greber Freelance Writers Award. We spoke with her about her eclectic career and the joy of winning awards as a freelancer.

The Born Freelancer Reviews the Zoom H4N Pro Digital Recorder


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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.   OK, so nobody will ever accuse me of [Read the full article…]

Ann Douglas on the seven stages of book publishing


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Thinking about writing a book? If so, Ann Douglas has some advice for you. Douglas, whose many published books include the “Mother of All” parenting series, gave a presentation at the recent Level Up writers’ conference in Toronto. Her talk focused [Read the full article…]

Always be closing: How to keep marketing even when busy with projects


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It’s tempting, when you have client work, to forget all about marketing and simply bury yourself in the writing. But that is a costly mistake that triggers the freelancer’s curse of feast or famine.

Travel writing tips from writer and editor Jennifer Bain


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by Monte Stewart Jennifer Bain was a travel editor at The Toronto Star before she took a buyout in April. She is currently freelancing as a travel writer and completing a master of fine arts degree in creative non-fiction. In this [Read the full article…]

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.