Today, everyone has become a writer. With the world market becoming more open to cheap labor from countries like the Philippines, more people have started to write for money. This leads to short-term income opportunities for more writers, but in the long run, it could bring about serious economic problems for Filipinos who write for a living.
Many so-called writers are going into freelance writing without any idea about fair practices and ethics. Some don’t even have the required skills and minimum expertise necessary to become an effective commercial writer. The Freelance Writers’ Guild of the Philippines (FWGP) has taken upon itself the role of helping educate freelance writers about their rights and responsibilities. The Guild is promoting awareness through social media and by holding talks and lectures, like the one happening on July 4.
FWGP founder Ime Morales is going to deliver a 3-hour talk to feature basic freelance writing tips and secrets, including a short segment with editor Rheea Hermoso-Prudente who will speak about taxation for freelancers. And to underline the fact that many freelance writers these days sometimes cannot make headway in their careers because of restrictive rates, Ime is opening the event to all writers on a pay-what-you-can basis. Please refer to the event posters for more details.
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