The Born Freelancer on Why Paying to be Published is Wrong

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.  Am I the only person offended by the concept of an author being required to pay to be published? No, it’s worse than that. It’s […]

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The Born Freelancer on Averting Deadline Disaster After Data Loss

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.  For a writer on a deadline it’s probably the worst nightmare imaginable. You have just spent hours honing your latest work. It could be the […]

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The Born Freelancer on Working for a (Possible) Sociopath

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 just like f***ing with your heads”. That was the undeniably truthful but totally unexpected explanation I received once upon a time from an […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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: , , ,