‘Advice’

Lessons from the Remaking Games Work panel

by Christopher Demelo  Labour issues are quickly becoming the norm in the gaming industry. Layoffs, walk-outs, crunch, poor labour conditions and abuses of power are just a few of the ongoing issues that have been reported over the past few years. Cultural Workers Organize brought together a panel recently to explore some of the different approaches […]

Posted on July 23, 2019 at 6:00 am by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: , , ,

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

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 selected a sloppy old t-shirt to wear while writing this post. It’s faded over the […]

Posted on July 17, 2019 at 8:00 pm by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: , , , ,

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

In this regular feature, Story Board asks Canadian freelancers to share a few details about their work habits and their strategies for navigating the ups and downs of freelance life.   Ayesha Barmania is an independent journalist, radio producer, audio artist and podcast consultant based in Peterborough, Ontario. They’re the co-host and co-producer of the Peterborough Currents podcast, which was recently nominated […]

Posted on July 4, 2019 at 9:00 pm by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: , , , ,

Freelance Skill Share Extraordinaire – Pitfalls and Pitching for Freelancers

by Lesley Evans Ogden Assemble any group of freelancers at a networking event, or Google “freelance challenges,” and a common set of discussion topics tends to emerge. How can we write the best pitches? How do we negotiate contracts? And for some: How do I get started? Navigating freelance challenges to survive and thrive in […]

Posted on June 27, 2019 at 6:00 am by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: , , ,

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

By George Butters  Ever heard of a fishing hole? That’s a place where fish congregate, and where savvy fishers go with line and hook. Conferences are where ideas are said to congregate, along with the people who espouse them. So for freelancers, conferences are a double whammy: attend the right conference and you’ll get the […]

Posted on June 20, 2019 at 11:12 pm by editor · One Comment · Tagged with: , , , ,

The Born Freelancer on Workplace Injuries

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 know most people don’t normally associate the phrase “workplace injuries” with the act of writing. One non-writer friend joked, “What do you […]

Posted on June 6, 2019 at 8:00 pm by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: , ,

On Cue: Switching from Print to Podcast? It May Not Be as Big a Stretch as You Think

by Meagan Gillmore I never intended to host a daily podcast. But in March 2019, I unexpectedly traded in a notebook for a microphone and took on the role of guest-host for The Pulse, a daily show on AMI-audio that focuses on current affairs related to disability and accessibility. Before, I thought print journalists began podcasting […]

Posted on May 9, 2019 at 6:00 am by editor · One Comment · Tagged with: , , ,

The Born Freelancer on (Not) Having Your Ideas Stolen

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.   The police tell us to stencil our name or other uniquely identifiable mark on our most valuable property. In the event it is […]

Posted on April 25, 2019 at 9:58 pm by editor · 2 Comments · Tagged with: , , , ,

CMG Freelance tax time advice

Spring has sprung! And that means it’s tax time. CMG Freelance president Don Genova has a special offer that will help you learn everything you need to know about running your freelance business. Watch his latest video update. For more information on the costs and benefits of membership, check out this page on the CMG […]

Posted on April 4, 2019 at 9:00 pm by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: , , ,

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

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 fascinated by those skilled in the visual arts. Maggie MacPherson is a Vancouver-based freelance photographer whose […]

Posted on March 14, 2019 at 9:26 pm by editor · One Comment · Tagged with: , , , , ,