Dr. Freelance news

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dr freelance newsThree quick news items (with apologies to email subscribers who may have seen an earlier version of this due to the URL migration—it won’t happen again!):

1. New Dr. Freelance Website Launch. First and foremost, I am excited to announce that I’ve been working with my creative team on a much-needed major website surgery for Dr. Freelance. The big reveal will happen Thursday, including a new design, several additional service options for your freelance business or publishing needs, and a vastly improved navigation structure to make everything more intuitive and easier to find—all in the interest of helping you be more successful in your freelance jobs!

As part of the website revamp, I’m also offering a… [Read more…]

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Freelancer Conference: (Re)Invent Your Business

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“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: [Read more…]

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Who’s your longest-term freelance client?

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My friends Lori Widmer of Words on the Page and Anne Wayman of About Freelance Writing hosted a nifty little Twitter confab yesterday, #writingsquared. During the session, I asked the crowd, “Who’s your longest-term freelance client, and how did you acquire them?” One person cited a 19-year relationship that came after a speaking engagement — pretty impressive. My record for loyalty goes back to my second year in business (2000), one of the very first cold calls that I made based on Peter Bowerman’s Well-Fed Writer cold-calling technique. [Read more…]

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