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NETWORDS BLOG


Kate Wilson
Well, another year is underway. Happy New Year! I always get a little excited at the prospect of a new year. I see those 365 days in front of me and feel that so much is possible. Is it just me? As a freelance writer, it is also the time when I get...
Kate Wilson
Sharon Aschaiek
If you regularly read about science trends and issues, you’ve likely come across the byline of Hannah Hoag. For the last decade, the Toronto-based freelance writer and PWAC Toronto Chapter member has been writing for publications such as...
Sharon Aschaiek
Krystyna Lagowski
For Ann Douglas, it started with a colicky baby. For Valerie Howes, it was an editorial assignment that opened the window. And for Virginia Heffernan, it was already her chosen career — but approached with a different set of skills. All three...
Krystyna Lagowski
Sharon Aschaiek
To specialize or not to specialize—that is the question. But is there really any question about the advantages of being a niche, versus a generalist, writer? For me, it’s long been clear that being a jack of all trades, but master of...
Sharon Aschaiek
Sharon Aschaiek
They can be among the most difficult aspects of freelance writing, but doing them well is key to running a successful business. I’m talking about estimating and negotiating, those fundamental freelancing skills we must master to get paid what...
Sharon Aschaiek
Steve Slaunwhite
Imagine this scenario… The phone rings. It’s a prospective client, and she wants to discuss a possible project with you. You're excited. Then, as the conversation progresses, the inevitable topic of price comes up. She wants to know...
Steve Slaunwhite
Sharon Aschaiek
Among PWAC Toronto chapter’s many accomplished freelancers is Marcia Kaye, a 25-year independent who specializes in health issues, family dynamics and major profiles, but also covers politics, education, travel, personal finance and the arts....
Sharon Aschaiek
Sharon Aschaiek
Today is the last day of Social Media Week Toronto, but the ideas shared and lessons learned—about everything from storytelling on Twitter to tracking visual data to developing a content marketing strategy—have no doubt left a lasting...
Sharon Aschaiek
Sharon Aschaiek
For more than 30 years, Julia Aitken has written and edited extensively on food, drink and nutrition, as well as décor and lifestyle, and mostly as a freelancer. The Toronto-based émigré from the UK is food editor of Expressions and Sears’ My...
Sharon Aschaiek
Angela Walcott
PWAC Toronto Chapter members, I’d like you to meet a close friend, Culture...Culture, meet PWAC Toronto members. Culture will be visiting on. Sept. 28 for a talk called Getting Started In Non-Fiction Freelance Writing. Culture has a busy...
Angela Walcott
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