Want To Work From Home Part-Time? The Top 35 Companies Hiring In 2016 #freelancelife @ptboeditors

The rise of Upwork, Fiverr, Freelancer.com and other gig companies shows how strong the demand is for part-time remote work opportunities. “Part-time work is a very appealing flexible work arrangement for all types of groups, not just millennials, but also working parents, semi-retirees, and other” professionals. Check out this article about the opportunities.

Source: Want To Work From Home Part-Time? These Are The Top 35 Companies Hiring In 2016

The Future of Print Media Symposium coming to Peterborough @ptboeditors #ptbo

Screen Shot 2016-05-15 at 8.07.19 PM.pngThe Future of Print Media Symposium

What would Peterborough look like if there were no print media? On June 6, 2016, panelists from Peterborough’s print and digital media will talk about print journalism and where it is headed in the 21st century. At the Mount Community Centre, Peterborough, 7 pm.

Moderator: Paul Rellinger

Featured panelists: Lois Tuffin (Editor-in-chief, Peterborough This Week), Kennedy Gordon (Managing Editor, The Peterborough Examiner), Jeannine Taylor (Online Publisher, kawarthaNow.com), Robert Washburn (Professor of e-journalism, Loyalist College)

A world of precarious work — the freelance life @ptboeditors #freelancing

There are “benefits” to the freelance life, but not benefits, pensions, or paid vacations! We all love the freedom but hate the precarious nature of the work — the feast and famine times. We have to make our own pensions and benefits. Here’s the Star’s take on this:

Source: A new voice for labour in a world of precarious work | Toronto Star

The New York Public Library has just uploaded 20,000 images for free use #ptboeditors #graphics

Here’s some good news for writers and artists who use images in their work:

“We are proud to announce that out-of-copyright materials in NYPL Digital Collections are now available as high-resolution downloads. No permission required, no hoops to jump through: just go forth and reuse!”

Source: Free for All: NYPL Enhances Public Domain Collections For Sharing and Reuse | The New York Public Library

Planning to read more in 2016? A Canadian bibliophile’s perspective #books #ptboeditors

Is your new year’s resolution to read more books in 2016? Set yourself a reasonable pace!

This author read 164 in 2015 and tracked them all in a spreadsheet. Here’s what she learned. “I spent this year trying to keep up with the literary conversation. I ended up exhausted.”

Source: I read 164 books in 2015 and tracked them all in a spreadsheet. Here’s what I learned. – Vox