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2017 Forum Freelance Fund applications open


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The Forum Freelance Fund provides bursaries for Canadian freelancers to attend dangerous environment training courses. Applications are now open for the 2017 bursary program. The fund provides bursaries of up to $2500 to Canadian freelancers. Foreign freelancers doing significant work for Canadian publications [Read the full article…]

The Born Freelancer on the Sanctity of Deadlines, Part 2


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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. In my previous post I talked about why deadlines [Read the full article…]

CMG Freelance member wins RNAO media award


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CMG Freelance member Alison Motluk has won an award from the Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario for her story Ottawa family sues fertility doctor for use of wrong sperm — his own, which aired last November on CBC Radio’s The Current. RNAO’s [Read the full article…]

2017 Dave Greber Freelance Writers Awards Open for Submissions


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After taking a break in 2016, the Dave Greber Freelance Writers Awards are back this year. Submissions for the 2017 awards opened this week. Created in 2004 in the memory of freelance writer Dave Greber, the awards are given to writers of social [Read the full article…]

Off The Wire: March 7-13


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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: Postmedia plans to lay-off 54 staff at Vancouver Sun [Read the full article…]

Freelancers’ social night in Vancouver March 7


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Vancouver-area freelancers, come out for a freelancers’ social night on Tuesday, March 7th at 6 p.m. at Central City Brewing (871 Beatty St).  CMG Freelance members and non-members are all welcome. There will be some CMG Freelance swag giveaways and lots of new freelance colleagues [Read the full article…]

Looking for a coffee shop to work in? Work Hard Anywhere can help


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You probably know the feeling. You’re out in the world, laptop in tow, with some time to spare between appointments. Or maybe you’re on vacation in an unfamiliar city and need a quiet spot where you can get a bit of work [Read the full article…]

SABEW Canada Best in Business awards application deadline February 16


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If you’re a freelance business writer, it’s time to get your application ready for the 2017 SABEW Canada Best in Business awards competition. There are 11 different award categories, including commentary, feature and investigative. Applications are open to SABEW Canada members [Read the full article…]

Is there a link between running and writing? Some experts think so


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by Christine Blanchette About two weeks ago, I sat in front of my computer screen, feeling frazzled, my heart pounding. I was stressed – trying to meet a tight deadline for a fitness piece due that day. There was no [Read the full article…]

Upcoming Doc Project Mentorship deadline February 1


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A message from CBC Radio’s mentorship program The Doc Project: It’s that time again! CBC Radio’s Mentorship applications deadline is Wednesday, February 1 In the past two years over 60 of your CMG colleagues gone through this unique professional development program,  [Read the full article…]