“Be a Better Freelancer! (Re)Invent Your Business” is the theme for Communication Central’s ninth annual conference for freelancers, September 26–27, 2014, at the Hyatt Regency Downtown in Rochester, N.Y. (There’s also an Editorial Bootcamp on September 28.) The agenda includes two solid days of drilling down on all aspects of launching, managing and expanding a successful freelance writing, editing, proofreading, indexing, graphics or other editorial business.
I’ll be kicking off the festivities with a keynote address on “The Business of Getting Freelance Business”—but I’m equally excited to hear from the other featured presenters:
- Ally Machate, Greg Ioannou, Dick Margulis, and Jack Lyon will conduct a Self-Publishing Super Summit about finding and working with authors, publishing options, and more.
- Geoff Hart will discuss software skills, soft skills, and survival skills for greater profitability.
- Erin Brenner’s session will give the inside scoop on becoming a social media superstar.
- April Michelle Davis will provide insights on managing documents, systems, and processes for better organization.
- Daniel Heuman of PerfectIt editing software will be joined by Jack Lyon to discuss tech tools for better, faster editing and proofreading.
- Amy Schneider will help attendees tackle the challenges of editing fiction.
- Katharine O’Moore-Klopf and Laura Poole will take on the topic of crafting work-life balance. (Laura will also lead the Editorial Bootcamp session on Sept. 28.)
- Ben Davis will discuss the ins and outs of working effectively with Microsoft Office, including the latest version of Word.
- Communication Central owner Ruth E. Thaler-Carter will conduct Freelancing 101 on launching a writing, editing, proofreading, or other editorial freelance business, as well as joining with Laura Poole for a session on promoting and branding your freelancing services.
TO REGISTER: Get all the details—lots of professional discounts for members of editorial-oriented associations—by contacting Ruth at firstname.lastname@example.org or 585-248-0318 if you have any questions.
NOTE: I also see that the Genesee Brew House is less than a 10-minute walk from the hotel. Given that Genny Cream Ale was my dad’s favorite beer, I’ll be making the pilgrimage if anyone wants to join in. First round is on me!