The Born Freelancer Says Goodbye to DNTO

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.  After 22 seasons, what was once CBC Radio One’s weekend pop culture flagship show has signed off the air for the last time. 22 seasons? […]

Posted on May 18, 2016 at 9:00 am by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: , , ,

The Born Freelancer on the Merits of Becoming an “Expert”

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 first time I was introduced in public as an expert on anything it was in front of several hundred university students when I […]

Posted on April 20, 2016 at 9:00 am by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: , , ,

The Born Freelancer on Using an Alias

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.    • If you work simultaneously in a number of different genres and need to separate and differentiate career strands;  or • If you simply […]

Posted on March 16, 2016 at 9:00 am by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: , ,

The Born Freelancer on Extroverts and Introverts in Freelancing

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.    I was talking with some fellow freelancers the other day when the subject came up: who makes the better kind of freelancer – an […]

Posted on February 17, 2016 at 9:00 am by editor · 2 Comments · Tagged with: , ,

The Born Freelancer on Having a Business Mailing Address

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. It was late one night when a loud hammering on my front door interrupted an enjoyably quiet summer evening. Upon opening my door I was […]

Posted on January 15, 2016 at 9:00 am by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: , ,

The Born Freelancer Says All I Want for Christmas… Is a USB Microphone

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.   Tis the season of giving and getting.  So I could not be given a better opportunity to look into what I would really like […]

Posted on December 16, 2015 at 9:00 am by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: , , , , ,

The Born Freelancer on the Merits of Routine

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.   I’ve been told so many times that I must have such great self-discipline (as a freelancer) that I’m beginning to believe it myself. And I […]

Posted on November 18, 2015 at 9:00 am by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: , , ,

The Born Freelancer on Whether or Not to Believe

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.   I was talking with a colleague recently. We were comparing notes about the freelancing life and duly complaining about this and that, when out […]

Posted on October 16, 2015 at 9:00 am by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: , , ,

The Born Freelancer Looks Back Over 4 Years – 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.   Having had some time off to pause and reflect, today I would like to conclude my look back on columns I have written as […]

Posted on September 10, 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: , , ,