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The Fine Art of Picking a Niche


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By Nkiru Asika This isn’t an article about whether you should choose a niche. I believe that specialization is key to stand out from the writer-saturated landscape. Jack of all trades and all that. If your writing business is still [Read the full article…]

Story Board is eight today!


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Happy birthday to Story Board!  Eight years ago today, CMG Freelance and the Canadian Writers Group launched a blog with the intention of sharing information and building a sense of community among Canadian freelancers. Since then, we’ve published nearly 1300 [Read the full article…]

2019 Dalton Camp Award deadline December 1


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The deadline for the 2019 Dalton Camp Award is fast approaching. The annual essay competition is open to submissions until Friday, December 1 at 8 p.m. EST. The competition offers prizes for the best essay or essays about the link between [Read the full article…]

News for the Canadian media freelancer Nov 13-19


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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: Canada’s authors struggle to make ends meet, says study [Read the full article…]

Working from home during personal chaos


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How can you keep your freelance career on track during times of change? Here are some ways to cope when the boundaries between your professional workspace and personal life become blurred.

November media mixer in Toronto


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Toronto-area freelancers, media workers and students, it’s getting darker and chillier out there, but CWA Canada is holding a social event that will brighten up your November. Come out to Craft Kitchen (410 Adelaide St W, just west of Spadina) on Tuesday, [Read the full article…]

News for the Canadian media freelancer Nov 6-12


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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: Announcing the NMA: B2B Awards [National Magazine Awards] Reporting [Read the full article…]

The Born Freelancer on the Power of Gratitude


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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. I was talking over the importance of mental well-being [Read the full article…]

Webinar: State Your Worth


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Join us for a webinar with compensation professional Annika Reinhardt on Thursday, November 22nd and learn how to get into the right mindset for negotiating

Factual TV/Cineflix class action Q&A and webinar


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If you work in factual TV and are wondering what’s going on with the class action lawsuit against Cineflix Canada, you’ll have the opportunity to find out more about it and ask questions next week. The Canadian Media Guild is [Read the full article…]