The Born Freelancer on the COVID-19 Crisis

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 seems to me we freelancers are in a unique position during this crisis. Unique, in this case, being both good and bad. […]

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The Born Freelancer on “It’s All Been Done Before”

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. A young freelance writer I know was lamenting the other day how hard it was for her to come up with anything original. “It’s […]

Posted on February 11, 2020 at 8:00 pm by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: , ,

The Born Freelancer on Not Sharing Unmerited Credit

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.   Earlier this year I wrote about protecting your ideas while still participating in the rough and tumble world of freelancing. One of the […]

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The Born Freelancer on Clients Who Are Slow to Pay

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.   A couple regular clients of mine recently have been slow to pay. This is a familiar scenario most freelancers will repeatedly face throughout […]

Posted on October 9, 2019 at 9:33 pm by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: , , ,

The Born Freelancer Remembers Freelancing Legend Ken Nordine (1920-2019)

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.   When asked about the most successful route to freelancing, the sage pundits’ advice often seems to fall into two distinct categories: either learn […]

Posted on August 28, 2019 at 9:23 pm 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 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: , ,

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: , , , ,

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: , , , , ,

The Born Freelancer on Being a Frugal Freelancer

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.   Let’s talk money. (Got your attention, didn’t it?) Today I want to talk about the money we spend. Or rather, shouldn’t. You see, […]

Posted on February 1, 2019 at 8:57 am by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: , , , ,