Tuesday 19th April, 2016
8:30am to 11:30am
Freelancing or contracting continues to be an appealing prospect for tech communicators who are tired of the 9-to-5 rat race, feel trapped or limited in the corporate sector, need extra income, or simply want to run their own professional and personal lives. It isn’t easy to do, but your chances of freelance or contractor success will be better with the information in this resource-packed session! Benefit from insights on characteristics and skills needed; business structures; finding clients; negotiating fees and rates; promoting your skills and business; managing time and people – family, colleagues, clients; getting paid; and more.
Ruth E. Thaler-Carter is a successful, award-winning freelance writer/editor/proofreader who also owns a publishing services company and a business that hosts an annual conference for freelancers. She provides editing and proofreading to law and PR firms, magazines, a museum, websites, an automotive-aftermarket business, and more, and is a popular conference, webinar and classroom presenter on editing and proofreading for STC, the Editorial Freelancers Association, Writers and Books, and the American Copy Editors Society, among other organizations. She received a 2015 Writers and Books Big Pencil Award as “a teacher of adults who has inspired the creation and appreciation of literature.”
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