The 5-Minute Freelancer Q&A #41 — Ayesha Barmania

In this regular feature, Story Board asks Canadian freelancers to share a few details about their work habits and their strategies for navigating the ups and downs of freelance life.   Ayesha Barmania is an independent journalist, radio producer, audio artist and podcast consultant based in Peterborough, Ontario. They’re the co-host and co-producer of the Peterborough Currents podcast, which was recently nominated […]

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Freelance Skill Share Extraordinaire – Pitfalls and Pitching for Freelancers

by Lesley Evans Ogden Assemble any group of freelancers at a networking event, or Google “freelance challenges,” and a common set of discussion topics tends to emerge. How can we write the best pitches? How do we negotiate contracts? And for some: How do I get started? Navigating freelance challenges to survive and thrive in […]

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Five Things Freelancers Should Know About Conferences… and why you should attend a few

By George Butters  Ever heard of a fishing hole? That’s a place where fish congregate, and where savvy fishers go with line and hook. Conferences are where ideas are said to congregate, along with the people who espouse them. So for freelancers, conferences are a double whammy: attend the right conference and you’ll get the […]

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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 […]

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Webinar: Declutter Your Digital Data

These days, we all have digital DNA filled with an unwieldy amount of data. Photographs, social media accounts, blog posts, and old news reports fill mobile phones, tablets, hard drives, and the cloud. This results in the digital clutter problem, a largely invisible issue hidden inside sleek mobile phones and invisible data storage. Join us for a Lunch […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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The 5-Minute Freelancer Q&A #40 — Kalli Anderson

In this regular feature, Story Board asks Canadian freelancers to share a few details about their work habits and their strategies for navigating the ups and downs of freelance life.   Kalli Anderson is an award-winning freelance audio producer, filmmaker and journalist based in Toronto. She has produced radio documentaries, news reports and current affairs segments for CBC Radio. Her writing has […]

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Overcoming Imposter Syndrome: Lessons from Katie Jensen and Vicky Mochama of Vocal Fry Studios

By Cara Fox If I’m honest, for many years the only thing that kept me from freelancing was the fact that I didn’t feel good enough. No matter how many qualified people told me I was capable, complimented my work and prodded me to keep going, it wasn’t enough to make me feel “credible.” What […]

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New Year’s Resolution #1: Take Care of Yourself First

By Christine Peets If you choose to make New Year’s resolutions, you might notice the same themes arising year after year. They often involve trying to be healthier by getting more exercise, eating healthy food, balancing the work/life stuff, etc. etc. Or, as Jerry Seinfeld would say, “Yada, Yada, Yada.” Those with chronic illness or […]

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