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NETWORDS BLOG


Sharon Aschaiek
Independent environmental journalist and long-time PWAC member Saul Chernos first tried full-time freelancing in the early 1990s. The impetus was the disconcerting cycle of hiring and laying off already under way at many newspapers—a trend...
Sharon Aschaiek
D.B. Scott
The Best Practices Guide was intended to encourage publishers, editors and writers to treat each other with respect in the long-term best interests of the magazine business. In 2008, I suggested to then-PWAC executive director John Degen that the...
D.B. Scott
Sharon Aschaiek
Former radio and TV reporter Georgie Binks never planned to become a freelance writer. But an upheaval in her life led to the career change—and she’s never looked back. The award-winning journalist writes primarily about health and real...
Sharon Aschaiek
Sharon Aschaiek
Most of us have heard the quote “What gets measured, gets managed” by the esteemed American business consultant Peter Drucker. While performance measurement is common among big companies, I never really thought it applied to me as a...
Sharon Aschaiek
Sharon Aschaiek
Meet Cynthia David, a writer who sums herself up on her website this way: “Toronto-based journalist, seasoned food writer, world traveller, fruit and veg aficionado and wild mushroom forager.” With its diverse range of eateries, David...
Sharon Aschaiek
Sharon Aschaiek
Boost the art, craft and business of your writing through these recently published web resources: It turns out you can learn about a whole lot more than just numbers and letters from Sesame Street. As Oakville, Ont.-based independent communicator...
Sharon Aschaiek
Sharon Aschaiek
In our next instalment of The PWACer Profile, we introduce you to member Krystyna Lagowski, a Toronto-based automotive writer and blogger who serves on the chapter board as secretary. Her blog, drivelikeagirl.ca, looks at cars from a woman’s...
Sharon Aschaiek
Sharon Aschaiek
Many experienced and accomplished independent writers belong to PWAC Toronto Chapter—and we want to bring you their stories. So we’re launching The PWACer Profile, a series of Q&A blog posts that offer an inside look at the careers,...
Sharon Aschaiek
Jaclyn Law
  For many freelancers, there’s a curious correlation between rising outdoor temperatures and declining business, as clients take summer holidays and put projects off until fall. Take the work slowdown in stride – there are many...
Jaclyn Law
Jane Langille
Writing about health issues is rewarding because you are sharing information about new drugs, treatment options or study findings that may help people. But health writing also comes with an added responsibility for accuracy that goes beyond the...
Jane Langille
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