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Professionalism, respect, and self-care: the tightrope walk of trauma reporting

This article on trauma reporting is written by Becky Zimmer, a freelance writer based in Humboldt, Saskatchewan with experience in farm, community, small business and sports reporting. When tragedy happens, journalists have the awful and difficult job of telling the story, often being the boots on the ground surrounded by death, destruction, and grieving loved […]

Posted on June 20, 2023 at 9:00 am by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: 

Yes, freelancers can throw themselves a summer party. Here’s how.

This article is written by Vanessa Chiasson, a freelance writer based in Ottawa who specializes in travel and human interest stories. The first time I threw myself a business party, I didn’t go all out. In fact, my entire expenditure was about seven dollars, the cost of a latte and a Christmas sugar cookie. It was […]

Posted on June 13, 2023 at 8:00 am by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT

The Born Freelancer on Why We Do What We Do

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. Why do we do what we do? And why do we keep on doing it? Making a living, of course, is a […]

Posted on June 6, 2023 at 8:00 am by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: ,

AI innovation and education: how to navigate learning and teaching

This article on AI and what it means for education is written by Becky Zimmer, a freelance writer based in Humboldt, Saskatchewan with experience in farm, community, small business and sports reporting. Historically, technological shifts have always disturbed the familiar and usual. According to educational insiders, the technological development in AI is posing the biggest […]

Posted on May 23, 2023 at 6:00 am by editor · One Comment

Stay-at-home retreat: a freelancer’s guide to crafting the perfect staycation

This article is written by Vanessa Chiasson, a freelance writer based in Ottawa who specializes in travel and human interest stories. As a travel writer, I often say that I need a vacation. People think I’m kidding around (“Didn’t you just get back from somewhere?”), but I’m not looking for another flight. I simply want […]

Posted on May 17, 2023 at 5:00 am by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: ,

The Born Freelancer on Imposter Syndrome

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. Freelance writers and imposter syndrome I’ve read a lot recently about the many different types of people who experience “imposter syndrome”—the feeling […]

Posted on May 8, 2023 at 6:00 am by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: ,

What does AI development mean for journalists?

Artificial intelligence is popping up more and more in the news and on social media feeds as people use it in photo composition, political commentary, and what appears to be either wishful thinking or potential propaganda generation.

Posted on May 1, 2023 at 5:30 am by editor · 2 Comments

Why Should Freelancers Have a Blog?

by Robyn Roste Should freelancers have a blog? Is there any value in blogging these days? These are the questions. We’ve all heard we should blog, but there isn’t a lot of talk about why we should or what we should blog about. Since revamping my blog a year ago I’ve had a lot of discussions […]

Posted on April 17, 2023 at 9:00 am by editor · 2 Comments · Tagged with: , ,

The Born Freelancer On Filing Self-Employed Taxes

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. Death…and taxes. Both are said to be inevitable but only one requires you to file an update every year. Well, so far […]

Posted on April 5, 2023 at 5:00 am by editor · One Comment · Tagged with: ,

4 Tips for Setting Corporate Writing Rates for Freelancers

Have you ever wondered how to break into the world of corporate writing? Sheila Pinder reviews our latest Canadian Freelance Guild webinar series on The Business of Freelancing and answers this exact qusetion. We’ve heard the rumours and we want in. We want to enjoy higher pay for our work and be treated with the […]

Posted on March 28, 2023 at 10:00 am by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT