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I sat through a defamation trial. Here’s what I learned.


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by Alison Motluk Like many journalists, I live in fear of being sued. I pray that being accurate and fair and unmalicious will be enough. Just in case it isn’t, I make sure never to indemnify any publication I write [Read the full article…]

Systematic Editing for the Uncomfortable / Nervous / Reluctant / Insecure Editor


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by Amanda Maxwell  Editing a piece of work isn’t my favourite occupation. If it’s my own, then word blindness and over-familiarity settles in. If it’s for someone else, then I panic about changing their voice. Most of the time I [Read the full article…]

Freelancers gearing up for 2018 CMG convention


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CMG Freelance is gearing up to take part in the Canadian Media Guild’s 2018 biennial convention on May 25, 26 and 27 in Toronto. Every two years a large group of CMG members meets at the convention to discuss the [Read the full article…]

News for the Canadian media freelancer May 8-14


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Once a week, we gather stories about the media business, journalism, writing, communications, and freelancing—with a Canadian focus—and share them in Off the Wire. Who needs a water cooler? From Canada:  Vocal Fry Studios aims to create an inclusive podcast [Read the full article…]

Why Freelancers in Marketing and Communications Should Have an Email List


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by Robyn Roste If you spend any time studying online marketing you’ve come across advice to start an email list. And if you’re a typical freelancer who gets most of your work from referrals you may think you don’t need [Read the full article…]

Freelance Rates Rising at CBC/Radio-Canada


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The Canadian Media Guild and CBC have agreed to an across-the-board wage increase of 1.5% for 2018-19. This increase is also applicable to all the minimum rates applicable to Freelance Contributors. The increase is effective April 1st, 2018 and the new [Read the full article…]

Need some help with your taxes? Get organized with the New School of Finance’s free course


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It’s tax season, freelancers, and that means it’s time to dig out that pile of receipts and tax slips and get them organized. If that idea fills you with dread, the New School of Finance has a free course that [Read the full article…]

Halifax freelancer meet-and-greet April 18


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Halifax-area freelancers, mark your calendars: CMG Freelance is hosting a spring meet-and-greet onWednesday, April 18 at The Marquee Ballroom (2037 Gottingen Street) from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. Come and join us for this casual social night where we’ll make connections, share ideas and discuss ways we [Read the full article…]

News for the Canadian media freelancer March 27-April 2


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Once a week, we gather stories about the media business, journalism, writing, publishing, and freelancing—with a Canadian focus—and share them in Off the Wire. Who needs a water cooler? From Canada:  Forum Freelance Fund Bursaries [Canadian Journalism Forum on Violence [Read the full article…]

2018 Forum Freelance Fund competition for hostile environment training bursaries now open


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The 2018 Forum Freelance Fund competition is now open for submissions. The fund provides bursaries for Canadian freelancers to attend dangerous environment training courses. The fund provides bursaries of up to $2500 to Canadian freelancers. Foreign freelancers doing significant work for Canadian publications are [Read the full article…]