The 2012 Communication Central conference is only a few weeks away: October 12-13 in Baltimore! Don’t miss out on this exciting opportunity to learn from and meet colleagues with a wealth of information about using editorial tools and crafting a successful freelance business. Details are at:
And don’t forget that NAIWE members get a colleagues’ discount on registration!
2012 C-C Conf Registration Form
Communication Central will present three workshops in the Chicago area on May 23 when owner Ruth E. Thaler-Carter – an NAIWE member – and colleague Judith Shenouda are in town to present a session at the Society for Technical Communication (STC) Tech Summit. Workshop topics are Websites that Work for You (Thaler-Carter), Career Success in 12 Easy Steps (Shenouda) and Getting Started as a Freelancer (both). Cost is $50/person/workshop, with a 10% discount for NAIWE members and participants in past Communication Central events. Registration may be made with check or by PayPal.
To register for any or all of the workshops:
It’s Sunday, it’s Mother’s Day, I have deadlines to meet, but … oh, irony … just posted to the SPJ Freelancers Blog about balancing work and family: http://lnkd.in/SztKTy
Let’s talk about this – how do NAIWE members manage that balance?
The deadline for the best rate to attend “Be a Better Freelancer: Resources for a Successful Editorial Business,” the 7th annual Build Your Business conference of Communication Central (www.communication-central.com), October 12-13, 2012, at the Marriott Suites in the Harbor East area of Baltimore, MD, is fast approaching. You have until August 30 to register at the best rate!
2012 C-C Conf Registration Form3
Speakers include NAIWE founder/executive director Janice Campbell, and NAIWE members are entitled to a colleagues’ discount on registration. Session and speaker details are available at:
This unique conference for freelance writers, editors, proofreaders, etc., is aimed at launching, building up and enhancing your business success.
Conference attendees get a discount on registration for an offering of the Editorial Bootcamp on October 14 at the same location.
Colleagues might enjoy – and benefit from – some of my recent published work:
A column on ethics for freelance journalists in Quill, the magazine of the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ):
http://digital.ipcprintservices.com/publication/?i=98521 (go to p. 32)
My latest marketing column at ImproMed, “Think Like Your Clients to Make Marketing More Effective,” which is aimed at veterinarians but is appropriate to independent writers and editors as well:
A column for the SPJ blog on getting started in freelancing:
Every time I turn around, I see or hear from colleagues who are having trouble succeeding in their freelance businesses, yet only a couple of dozen have signed up to attend an event designed to help freelancers make their businesses (yes, writing and editing is a business!) do better. Granted, this event isn’t free, but it has to generate enough income to cover its costs, including travel and accommodations for speakers.
Details are are:
See you there!
To accommodate colleagues awaiting project payments, the early-bird deadline for registration for “Editorial Entrepreneurship in the 21st Century,” the sixth annual Build Your Business conference of Communication Central, has been extended to August 31. Details are at:
This event is a unique opportunity to meet and learn from colleagues from the U.S., UK and Canada with amazing insights into what it takes to succeed as a freelance writer, editor, proofreader, graphic artist, indexer, etc.!
NAIWE members are eligible for a discounted rate on two workshops from Communication Central in Atlanta, GA, on July 18: “Make a Website Work for You,” 2-4:30 p.m., and “Getting Started in Freelancing,” 6-8:30 p.m., at the Hampton Inn Northlake. For details and registration, to go:
Registration is open for “Editorial Entrepreneurship in the 21st Century,” the 6th Annual Communication Central “Build Your Business” Conference, to be held Friday, September 30–Saturday, October 1, 2011, in Baltimore, MD. NAIWE members are eligible for a discount on registration!
Speakers include Jack Lyon, Rich Adin, Erin Brenner, Geoff Hart, Katharine O’Moore-Klopf, Richard Peabody, NAIWE member Ruth E. Thaler-Carter and more. A great opportunity to meet, network with and learn from experts in all aspects of editorial freelancing!
Details and registration form at:
Just found out about this and think it’s very cool:
It’s headed by Malcolm O’Hagan, whom I knew many years ago when I worked as communications manager for the American National Metric Council (told you I could “write about anything!”™). His involvement is interesting, since he’s a business leader rather than an author per se. Can’t wait to see where it goes!