The Business of Freelance Series: Tax Time Tips

Freelancer tax questions? Register for the next Canadian Freelance Guild (CFG) Webinar: Wednesday, February 10th  – 9 a.m. PT (10 a.m. MT/11 a.m. CT/12 a.m. ET/1 p.m. AT/1:30 p.m. NT) Marginal tax rate? Foreign income? Eligible expenses? Is COVID relief taxable? What’s different in 2020? New exemptions? Join CFG and Shannon Lee Simmons, founder of the New […]

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WEBINAR: Pitching NOT Bitching!

This week, CFG Guelph is proud to present: Pitching NOT Bitching! How to make a good pitch about a story and get published Online Zoom, Tuesday, January 12th, 7pm ET Pitching is either something you feel challenged by or procrastinate about doing. No matter the type of article you want to write, a good pitch letter […]

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Submissions open for 2021 National Magazine Awards

The 44th annual National Magazine Awards are now open for submissions. Writers, photographers and illustrators who do freelance work for magazines are all eligible to submit their work for one of the 18 writing and visual award categories, which include feature writing, investigative reporting, fiction, photography and many more. The gold medal winner in each category […]

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CFG’s first Annual General Meeting scheduled for Saturday, February 6, 2021

NOTE: This event was postponed and has been rescheduled. It was originally scheduled for Nov. 28, 2020.  In early February of 2020 members of the PWAC and CMG Freelance executives gathered in Toronto and over just two days hammered out the framework for what has become the Canadian Freelance Guild. We now have an active, […]

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Nonfiction Book Publishing: Tales from the Trenches

CFG and King’s College present: Nonfiction Book Publishing: Tales from the Trenches Sunday, November 15 from 3 pm Eastern Time on Zoom Join Karen Stiller, Tyler LeBlanc, Christian Smith, Catherine Fogarty and Leslie Marion as they share their experiences as recent first-time nonfiction book authors. They’ll offer thoughts and lessons learned on all aspects of […]

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CBC Doc Mentorship Program deadline October 16

CBC Radio’s Doc Mentorship Program is once again open for pitches this fall. Experienced audio freelancers are invited to submit a pitch to the program, which is also open to all CBC employees – staff, contract and temps. The program is accepting applications for three different mentorships: the Doc Mentorship program,  The Current’s Advanced Doc Maker program and […]

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WEBINAR: Making the Most of Your Interviews (on any media platform)

For Paul McLaughlin, calling an interview a success comes down to just one thing. “It’s very simple. It’s if I’ve accomplished my goals,” he says. McLaughlin, one of Canada’s most experienced interviewing trainers and author of the book, Asking Questions: The Art of the Media Interview, says knowing what you need is one of the […]

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WEBINAR: Pitching for Success – Sell That Story!

You have the story. You know you can write it and deliver it. But how to get the editor’s attention—and a green light to proceed? CFG Founding Member Sandra Phinney will take you on a journey down the freelance “pitching for success” path in Pitching for Success – Sell That Story. This workshop will cover: today’s most […]

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CFG FREE Special Presentation: The Class of Covid-19

The winter session at the University of King’s College School of Journalism in Halifax started normally enough, until the biggest story of the century engulfed the world. By Friday March 13th, all classes were cancelled, access to gear vanished, and the big end-of-semester show that usually caps the JOUR 3005 Mobile Video Journalism Class? Would…could…should […]

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Vancouver freelancer winter social night January 28

Happy New Year, freelancers! We’re celebrating 2020 with a social evening for freelancers in the Vancouver area. Join us on Tuesday, January 28 at the  Red Racer Taphouse (871 Beatty St.) from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. for a drink, some snacks, and a little freelancer camaraderie. Have you set some freelance goals for the new year? Come and hash […]

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