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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Working from home during personal chaos

by Meagan Gillmore I pursued a writing career hoping it would allow me a more flexible home life, perhaps the possibility of staying home to raise any future children. Freelancing was, I believed, a buffer against the financial instabilities that seemed guaranteed for those who entered adulthood during the Great Recession of the mid-2000s. But for […]

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The Born Freelancer on the Power of Gratitude

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 was talking over the importance of mental well-being for freelancers with a fellow writer. These dark days of autumn rapidly turning into even […]

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The Born Freelancer Asks, Do We Dare Ever Take a Holiday?

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. Aside from asking what should I charge, it is probably the question I hear the most often (especially around this time of year) from novice […]

Posted on August 14, 2018 at 10:00 pm by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: , , , ,

The Born Freelancer Asks: Are We Notoriously Lazy?

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 accusation took me completely by surprise. I was once in casual discussions with an industry insider about the conditions under which we might […]

Posted on May 23, 2018 at 7:00 pm by editor · One Comment · Tagged with: , , ,