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Writing and talking about your practice / Écrire et parler de sa pratique

  • Free Business Card Templates
    Canva is an online design and publishing tool with both free and paid plans.
  • Vistaprint
    This resource provides design templates and consultations for creating a business card.

  • A guide to working with clients
    This practical guide by the late design and technology studio HAWRAF shares the best learnings about working with clients and setting up successful relationships. From understanding your value, screening and following up with potential clients, writing proposals to getting the job.
  • Client discovery call
    This guide by studio HAWRAF helps you run your freelance client discovery calls smoothly. It suggests types of questions you could ask during the call to better understand a client's goals, needs and challenges.
  • How to tell the story of your creative work

  • The Machinery: Press Release Structure
    This is a template for a press release that allows you to write down the pertinent information to be transmitted in connection with a performance or an event. The different sections of the template allows you to structure the information you want to send to the media.

    To access any resources provided by The Machinery, you will need to join their community and create a free online account. If you have questions you can email them at

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  • Otter can generate transcripts as well as live closed captioning.
  • Temi
    Speech to text captioning service by AI. Temi is an affordable AI-powered English audio-captioning service with a 90-95% accuracy. It comes with a free trial and with no subscription.
  • Rev
    Speech to text captioning service by a human. Rev is a multilingual (English, French, etc.) audio-to-text transcription service made by a real human.
  • Maestra
    Subscription-based speech to text captioning service. Maestra does automatic transcription, subtitles and captioning in more than 50 languages. Those subtitles are embedded in your video content.

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