‘Advice’

The Born Freelancer Takes a Good Look at Taking a Good Look

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 single greatest asset we freelancers possess is our own good health. Without it we can’t work. If we can’t work, we’re […]

Posted on September 16, 2021 at 8:35 pm by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: , , , , ,

The Born Freelancer on Harnessing Your Creative Anger

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 part of the darker side of the creative process, rarely put under the public microscope. The late great Christopher Plummer, […]

Posted on July 20, 2021 at 8:12 pm by editor · One Comment · Tagged with: , ,

The Born Freelancer on Stepping Out of Your Comfort Zone: Busting The Myth

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.   Some of the most frequently accepted words of advice in the many self-help books I have read — designed to bolster […]

Posted on May 27, 2021 at 8:41 pm by editor · One Comment · Tagged with: , , ,

The Born Freelancer Stays Focused

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.   One of the most frequent complaints I hear from non-freelancers during this pandemic is, “I just can’t stay focused on anything”. […]

Posted on April 1, 2021 at 6:00 pm by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: , , , ,

Myriad Ways to the Book Publishing Market – Part One

by Steven Threndyle Most magazine writers and newspaper journalists think about writing a book at some point in their careers. Maybe it’s a deeper dive into a story that was part of a feature package, or a biography of an important event or persona in Canadian life. Recent non-fiction books by Bruce Kirkby, Justin Ling […]

Posted on February 25, 2021 at 9:02 pm by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: , , , ,

Tax Tips webinar now available on CFG website

On February 10th, about 5 dozen people took part in the CFG’s Business of Freelancing Tax Tips for Freelancers webinar. This was a very lively discussion about the important questions facing freelancers at tax time — such as eligible expenses, dealing with foreign income, the G/HST, CERB, CRB, and so on. The webinar is an […]

Posted on February 21, 2021 at 8:06 pm by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: , , ,

The Born Freelancer on “personal protection” for freelancers

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.   Since the pandemic, never have the words “personal protective equipment” appeared together so ubiquitously. And it got me to thinking:  what […]

Posted on February 3, 2021 at 7:15 pm by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: , , , , ,

The 5-Minute Freelancer Q&A #44 — Francesca Bianco

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. Francesca Bianco is a Canadian freelance writer currently living in Germany. Her Maisonneuve feature “The Hand That Feeds You,” which is about the impact of the pandemic on migrant farm workers […]

The Born Freelancer Says Goodbye to 2020

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 can’t imagine there is anyone who isn’t glad to see the end of this horrendous, tumultuous year. Thinking about it, […]

Posted on December 9, 2020 at 8:22 pm by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: ,

New study on mental health and resilience for journalists reporting on COVID-19

by Lesley Evans Ogden On November 19th, the Canadian Journalism Foundation held a webinar hosted by CBC journalist Anna Maria Tremonti, focusing on the mental health risk and injury of reporting on COVID-19. The webinar discussed the results of a recent study initiated when Meera Selva, director of the journalist fellowship programme at the Reuters […]

Posted on November 26, 2020 at 8:38 pm by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: , , ,