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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…]

A Freelancer’s Guide to Content Marketing


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by Steven Threndyle Freelancers perusing job listings on Indeed or Glassdoor will often come across content marketing writing gigs. It’s a job that requires the imagination of an advertising copywriter, the inquisitiveness and writing discipline of a journalist and a [Read the full article…]

News for the Canadian media freelancer Oct 30-Nov 5


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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: Make Your Non-Fiction Book a Reality [PWAC Toronto] Categories [Read the full article…]

CMG launches salary survey for factual TV workers


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The Canadian Media Guild has launched a new salary survey for people who work in factual TV production. Modelled on a similar survey launched earlier this year in the U.S., the CMG’s survey invites people who work in production, post-production, and [Read the full article…]