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The Born Freelancer on the True Value of a First Paid Job


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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.   It’s a warm day in July so I’ve [Read the full article…]

The 5-Minute Freelancer Q&A #41 — Ayesha Barmania


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Advice on setting your freelance rates, the advantages of working on passion projects, and the importance of mentorship for emerging journalists.

Freelance Skill Share Extraordinaire – Pitfalls and Pitching for Freelancers


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Navigating freelance challenges to survive and thrive in the gig economy was the focus of a highly interactive workshop held recently in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Five Things Freelancers Should Know About Conferences… and why you should attend a few


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For freelancers, conferences are a double whammy: attend the right conference and you’ll get the ideas and the contacts for interviews at the same time.

The Born Freelancer on (Not) Having Your Ideas Stolen


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When you’re a professional freelancer, you quickly come to the realization that your ideas are the very foundations of your creative existence. And so you must learn to protect them.

The Born Freelancer’s Q&A with “Light Writer” Maggie MacPherson


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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.   As a word person (primarily) I’ve always been [Read the full article…]

The 5-Minute Freelancer Q&A #40 — Kalli Anderson


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Award-winning freelance audio producer Kalli Anderson spoke with Story Board about working in a variety of media and the importance of sharing information among freelancers.

The Born Freelancer on Being a Frugal Freelancer


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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.   Let’s talk money. (Got your attention, didn’t it?) [Read the full article…]

The 5-Minute Freelancer Q&A #39 — Lesley Evans Ogden


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Lesley Evans Ogden is a B.C.-based science journalist whose clients include Natural History, Scientific American, BBC, Nature, and CBC. She shares her thoughts on the challenges of managing multiple projects, how to keep your energy levels up, and the importance of aiming high with your pitches.

Overcoming Imposter Syndrome: Lessons from Katie Jensen and Vicky Mochama of Vocal Fry Studios


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By Cara Fox If I’m honest, for many years the only thing that kept me from freelancing was the fact that I didn’t feel good enough. No matter how many qualified people told me I was capable, complimented my work [Read the full article…]