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NETWORDS BLOG


Sharon Aschaiek
It’s often said that volunteering is about “giving back”, but as a volunteer on the PWAC Toronto Chapter board since 2005 who’s learned a ton and had so much fun, I sometimes feel like I’m getting way more in return. My...
Sharon Aschaiek, Editor, NetWords
Jaclyn Law
I’m a writer who also works on the other side of the desk—I started my career by working at magazines, and I still edit as a freelancer. My role varies depending on the project. Sometimes, it’s my job to consider queries from...
Jaclyn Law, President, PWAC Toronto Chapter
Jennifer Beale
Do you attend conferences and live events? As a writer, learning how to network effectively will help you get more writing jobs. Live events are ideal, because you can learn more about someone in a few minutes than you can after months of connecting...
Jennifer Beale
Paul Lima
When I started my freelance writing career, I did not make much money for the first couple of years. My writing income increased each year over those first few years, but it was a slow climb. In the meantime, I had rent to pay, food to buy and, I...
Paul Lima
Thomas Moss
Hate to speak in public? Sorry, but you can’t afford not to. Speaking in public is like networking on steroids, because every time you speak to a group, you become the expert, the go-to person. Think about what that can do for your business....
Thomas Moss
Donna Papacosta
Google’s new social media platform, Google+, launched this past summer, is one of the tools you can employ as a writer - to get known, get remembered, and build your business. Think of Google+ as a venue to publish your writing, to conduct...
Donna Papacosta
Mariellen Ward
Writers are all over the map when it comes to blogging, and this is understandable: as a new platform for communication, its value has yet to be convincingly proven. Blogging is a brave new world, a frontier, and those who have forged ahead have...
Mariellen Ward
Krystyna Lagowski
December marks an important and happy anniversary for me—although at one time, I wasn’t so sure. One year ago, I was downsized out of a job. It’s a familiar story to many in these troubled economic times, and one that carries quite...
Krystyna Lagowski
Nate Hendley
The holiday season is over and now it’s time to go back to work. While no one, with the possible exception of the Mayans, can predict how 2012 will unfold, there are ways to make sure your year starts off well. Attitude is key: do you envision...
Nate Hendley
John Schofield
How do you define success? For freelance writers, it can be measured in many ways: More freedom, perhaps, or the chance to chart your own career course. That may be all the success you need. But when it comes to cold, hard cash, so many freelancers...
John Schofield
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