Archive for December, 2012

Off The Wire: News for the Canadian media freelancer Dec 18-24

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: Meet Goliath [CMG] (via @karenatcmg) Reindeer visits Toronto Star offices [Poynter] 9 out of 10 surveyed say Canadian magazines are essential [Canadian Magazines] J-Source and ProjetJ transition […]

Posted on December 24, 2012 at 9:30 am by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: ,

Appy holidays!

Be of good cheer, freelancers. There’s a work lull approaching (you’ll get at least a day or two off, if you’re lucky), along with the possibility of stockings stuffed with book-scented perfume and gift cards for the app store. But how are you going to spend those digital dollars? Plants vs. Zombies 2 doesn’t come out […]

Posted on December 21, 2012 at 9:30 am by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: , ,

The Born Freelancer on Surviving the Holidays

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? Your input is welcome in the comments.   The only thing as stressful as not having enough work to do over the holidays is having too much work to do over the holidays. […]

Posted on December 19, 2012 at 9:15 am by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: , , ,

Off The Wire: News for the Canadian media freelancer Dec 11-17

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: Interviewing Children: Paul Benedetti’s Dilemma [J-Source] Dan Rubinstein leaving Canadian Geographic [Masthead] Halifax journalist wins inaugural long-form competition, will be published in The Walrus [Canadian Magazines] […]

Posted on December 17, 2012 at 9:15 am by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: ,

The 5-Minute Freelancer Q&A #5 – Sandra Phinney

In this regular feature, Story Board asks Canadian writers to share a few details about their work habits and their strategies for navigating the ups and downs of freelance life.   1. Where are you when most of your story ideas come to you? I’m usually on the scene. And what I mean by that is, […]

Posted on December 14, 2012 at 9:30 am by Rachel · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: ,

What’s your business vision?

It’s the most wonderful time of year: that magical season when every freelancer’s mind turns to thoughts of receipt filing and year-end invoicing. But if you have a work lull approaching over the holidays, the end of the year is also a good time to look ahead. Toronto freelancer writer, trainer and author Paul Lima says […]

Posted on December 12, 2012 at 9:30 am by Rachel · One Comment · Tagged with: , ,

Mayworks Festival of Working People and the Arts: Recognition where it is overdue

by Haseena Manek Whose are the stories we rarely hear? Who do we owe but never praise? The marginalized and the oppressed. The Mayworks Festival of Working People and the Arts was built on the premise that workers and artists share a common struggle for social justice. The first ever Min Sook Lee Labour Arts Awards, […]

Posted on December 10, 2012 at 11:36 am by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: , ,

Off The Wire: News for the Canadian media freelancer Dec 4-10

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: Details of “e-book showdown” revealed by Canadian Writers Group’s Derek Finkle [Canadian Magazines] Holiday gifts for writers and editors [Masthead] Rogers Media to custom-publish magazine for […]

Posted on December 10, 2012 at 9:30 am by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: ,

The E-Book Show Down: Part Three

E-books are emerging as the latest battleground between writers and print publishers seeking to monetize online content. In this “reset” moment, writers need to be sure they set a fair precedent early on. Read Part One and Part Two of this three-part series.    By Derek Finkle   The Walrus In late October, The Walrus approached […]

Posted on December 6, 2012 at 9:15 am by story board · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: , , , ,

The E-Book Show Down: Part Two

E-books are emerging as the latest battleground between writers and print publishers seeking to monetize online content. In this “reset” moment, writers need to be sure they set a fair precedent early on. Read Part One of this three-part series here.    By Derek Finkle   Toronto Life By early 2012, we had three writers […]

Posted on December 5, 2012 at 9:20 am by story board · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: , , , ,