‘Advice’

Goal setting for freelancers

by Rebecca Hass   Whether or not you’re getting ready to go back to school this fall, there is something hardwired in us about September. It’s the season of clean notebooks and a new teacher. We get a fresh start. That may explain why September is such a hot mess of resolutions and goal setting. Forget […]

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

Levelling Up as a Freelancer (or How to Spot a Turkey)

How to quickly evaluate every freelance opportunity   by Miranda Miller   Do you know when to turn down a contract? Wait. Turn down? What?! If the very thought of turning down work seems outrageous and counterproductive, you need to read on.

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

Deadly sins of freelancing

by Lesley Evans Ogden   Relationships. Every successful freelancer knows that healthy professional relationships are everything. So if things aren’t going so well, perhaps it’s time to take a close look at whether you might be doing something that is annoying your editor/producer/client. To dive into the pet peeves that drive these people nuts, I […]

Posted on August 5, 2015 at 9:00 am by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: , ,

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: , , ,