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Freelance

Why 2021 is the year I start charging late fees
2 years ago

Why 2021 is the year I start charging late fees

By  •  Work, Analysis
In a country with limited legal protections, freelancers in Canada consider obstacles and possibilities of setting new norms
Watch for these red flags in your freelance contracts
2 years ago

Watch for these red flags in your freelance contracts

Indemnity, moral rights and others that may make or break your next gig
What it’s like to earn a living freelance writing in Canada
4 years ago

What it’s like to earn a living freelance writing in Canada

When it comes to freelance writing, how you get paid can be as important as how much you get paid.
Understanding the publication is key to successful freelance pitches
4 years ago

Understanding the publication is key to successful freelance pitches

“In Canadian journalism, there is so much that isn’t written.”
HuffPost Canada keeps unpaid bloggers after U.S. counterpart moves to paid opinion sections
5 years ago

HuffPost Canada keeps unpaid bloggers after U.S. counterpart moves to paid opinion sections

HuffPost Canada’s blogging platform is staying open, even though HuffPost US has ended its self publishing contributors platform. “As each country edition of HuffPost operates autonomously, our blogging platform in Canada remains the same,” wrote Andree Lau, HuffPost Canada’s editor-in-chief,…
Freelancers, unions use social media to build online, offline community
5 years ago

Freelancers, unions use social media to build online, offline community

By  •  News, Labour
From ‘binders’ to meetups, writers are reaching out to each other.
Panelists urge aspiring freelancers to push for decent pay
5 years ago

Panelists urge aspiring freelancers to push for decent pay

Don't fall into the trap of working for exposure instead of money, say experts.
Freelancers helped invent digital communications tools to build online networks
6 years ago

Freelancers helped invent digital communications tools to build online networks

By Errol Salamon, Work and Labour Editor Before the Internet and World Wide Web became fully commercialized in the mid-1990s, freelance writers and photographers began using computer networks as organizing tools as early as 1992. Even before rights-grabbing contractsbecame…