The Born Freelancer Interviews Daniel Sugar on Self-Publishing His First Novel

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.   Writing a novel is the dream of many freelance writers, but few of us achieve this formidable goal. A first novel is therefore […]

Posted on April 11, 2018 at 9:00 am by editor · One Comment · Tagged with: , , , , ,

Need some help with your taxes? Get organized with the New School of Finance’s free course

It’s tax season, freelancers, and that means it’s time to dig out that pile of receipts and tax slips and get them organized. If that idea fills you with dread, the New School of Finance has a free course that might help. The Toronto-based fee-only financial planning firm’s Tax Prep Party is a short tutorial filled […]

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Build your freelance business with these five easy social media tweaks

by Robyn Roste In October 2010 I joined Twitter. I had heard it was a good place to get freelance work so I put up a profile, followed a few people and tweeted when the mood struck. In general this was while I watched sports or when something interesting happened. While I was having a […]

Posted on March 19, 2018 at 9:01 pm by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: , ,

Fighting for copyright

by Luigi Benetton Have you ever had your copyright violated? How did you react? I had this issue a few years ago. I didn’t take it well. My consternation drove me to waste time creating Google alerts for a bunch of my published articles. I’ve since deleted those alerts for reasons I’ll explain below, but […]

Posted on March 7, 2018 at 9:00 am by editor · 2 Comments · Tagged with: , ,

Why Should Freelancers Have a Blog?

by Robyn Roste Should freelancers have a blog? Is there any value in blogging these days? These are the questions. We’ve all heard we should blog, but there isn’t a lot of talk about why we should or what we should blog about. Since revamping my blog a year ago I’ve had a lot of discussions […]

Posted on February 21, 2018 at 9:00 am by editor · 2 Comments · Tagged with: , ,

2018 Public Lending Rights Program registration open February 15 to May 1

Canadian authors, illustrators and photographers with published books should invest some time over the next few weeks to register for the Public Lending Rights Program. The program is a Canada Council for the Arts program that distributes payments to Canadian creators in compensation for the lending out of their books through Canadian public libraries. This year’s registration […]

Posted on February 15, 2018 at 9:00 am by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: , , ,

New tool for seeking diverse journalism sources

Freelance writers and journalists looking for ways to bring diversity into their reporting have a new tool at their disposal. Request A Woman Scientist helps journalists find scientific expertise from women for everything from interviews and panel discussions to workshops and conference keynotes. The site was created by 500 Women Scientists, a grassroots organization based […]

Posted on February 2, 2018 at 9:00 am by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: , ,

Andree Lau on increasing diversity in reporting and the newsroom

by Hannah Daley As newsrooms across the country strive for greater diversity, HuffPost Canada editor-in-chief Andree Lau says there’s a need for a much more nuanced approach than simply “checking the boxes.” Lau spoke on January 5th at NASH, the annual Canadian student journalism conference. This year’s conference, NASH 80: Connect, was hosted by the […]

Posted on January 17, 2018 at 9:00 am by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: , ,

The Born Freelancer on Making New Year’s Resolutions

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 trouble with most New Year’s resolutions is that they are almost always doomed. They are unrealistic and wholly out of character. And of […]

Posted on January 10, 2018 at 9:00 am by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: , , , ,

New Year’s Resolutions, Freelance Style

by Steven Threndyle Between the time the last gift is unwrapped on Christmas Day and the moment the first champagne bottle is popped on New Year’s Eve, many of us take stock of “the year that was” and set our sights on the year ahead. In order not to feel regretful when this introspective period […]

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