‘Advice’

The Born Freelancer Looks Back Over 4 Years – Part 1

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.   One of the greatest joys of writing a regular column like this is that your work stays online indefinitely and is there for all […]

Posted on July 31, 2015 at 9:00 am by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: , , ,

The 5-Minute Freelancer Q&A #22 — Kayli Barth

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.   Kayli Barth is a Montreal-based freelance content marketing consultant who does a little bit of everything — from social media management to blog writing to digital marketing strategy. Last winter […]

Posted on July 29, 2015 at 9:00 am by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: , , ,

7 Must-Have Social Media Tools for Freelance Writers

by Miranda Miller   In my column on growing your freelance business in 2015, one of my “must-haves” for you this year was a beefed-up social media presence. So… how’s that going for you? Here are some of my favourite social media tools to help you on your way. See, we only have so many […]

Posted on July 14, 2015 at 11:09 am by editor · 2 Comments · Tagged with: , ,

From research to story: advice for writers

by Lesley Evans Ogden At the recent Canadian Science Writers Association Meeting in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, two gurus of science journalism, Tom Hayden and Peter Calamai shared their sage advice on the art of turning research into a story. While their advice was given to and intended for science writers, many of their tips will be […]

Posted on July 8, 2015 at 9:00 am by editor · 6 Comments · Tagged with: ,

How do freelancers take vacations?

by Rachel Sanders I’m writing this from a patio beside a cabin on one of British Columbia’s beautiful Gulf Islands. Hummingbirds are hovering around a feeder close by. There’s a cold beer by my elbow. And I’m working. On my vacation. I’m not complaining. I like my work. And I really like to be able to combine a […]

Posted on July 3, 2015 at 9:00 am by editor · 4 Comments · Tagged with: , ,

The Born Freelancer Talks With Stuart Ross

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.   Toronto-born, Cobourg, Ontario-based freelancer Stuart Ross inspires many not just by what he says (in his various workshops and classes) or what he creates […]

Posted on July 2, 2015 at 9:00 am by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: , ,

The 5-Minute Freelancer Q&A #21 — Ann Douglas

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.   Ann Douglas has written more than a dozen books and over 1000 magazine articles on pregnancy and parenting. Her work has appeared in such publications as Canadian Living, Chatelaine, Today’s Parent, The […]

Posted on June 19, 2015 at 9:00 am by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: , , ,

The Born Freelancer Applies for a Line of Credit, Part 2

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. Read Part 1 of this 2-part series on freelancers and credit here. Spoiler Alert: I didn’t get it.  To recap: I had applied for a line […]

Posted on June 12, 2015 at 9:00 am by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: , , , ,

How I learned to ‘bend time’ and put in an honest workday

By Angie Gallop I’m a mother with two children under age five, a writer, the co-owner (with my husband) of a thriving freelance business and, oh… did I mention I run a small literary festival? Between asking my four-year-old to stop wiggling so I can get her hair brushed; getting the 22 month-old into a new […]

Posted on June 9, 2015 at 9:00 am by editor · One Comment · Tagged with: , , ,

Expertise Finder: Quick source search for journalists

by Rachel Sanders Next time you need to find that perfect “expert source” for a story you’re working on, forget Google and head straight for Expertise Finder instead. Type in the subject you’re writing about and the website will comb through its database of 20,000 media-friendly academics from universities and colleges across North America to find the ones that fit. The […]

Posted on May 29, 2015 at 9:00 am by editor · One Comment · Tagged with: , , ,