If you’re an editorial freelancer on Long Island (or nearby), please join us for the October meeting of the Editorial Freelancers Association, Long Island branch.
You do not have to be a member of the EFA to attend this meeting, although I think joining is beneficial for those trying to make a go of freelancing.
I have asked my scheduled speaker from the last meeting to return, as we had a small turnout and he did not give his full presentation.
Topic: Self-Publishing’s Here to Stay—Benefitting From It
Our guest speaker is Stephen Tiano of Tiano Book Design (http://www.tianobookdesign.com/), a book designer, page compositor, and layout artist. His topic is about the impact of the growth of self-publishing on book design, freelancing, and freelancers’ rates.
Among other aspects of this topic, Steve says he’ll discuss strategies for dealing with self-publishers who have a tendency to want us to price our freelance services in line with their DIY mentality. That is to say, cheap …
I expect there will be some back and forth about negotiating rates and demonstrating our value to self-publishers.
Time: 4:30-6 pm
Location: Panera Bread, 4959 Nesconset Hwy, Port Jefferson Station, NY 11776. We’ll be in the private meeting room.
Contact: Jan Arzooman at chap_longisland AT the-efa.org.
Please let me know if you are coming!