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“Reinvent Your Business”—2014 Communication Central Conference

Communication Central cropped logoFor experienced freelance editors (and those just starting their business)

The Communication Central “Build Your Business” conference is a small but very helpful conference for editorial freelancers, and I recommend it to anyone trying to build their business or improve the way they do business. The conference is Sept. 26-27 in Rochester, NY, and the theme is “Be a Better Freelancer! (Re)Invent Your Business.”

[See my interview with conference organizer Ruth E. Thaler-Carter here. Note: She’s extended early-bird prices for the conference to August 10 for readers of this blog!]

A one-day Editorial Bootcamp Copyediting Intensive will be held after the main conference, on Sunday, September 28. This is not included in the conference registration fee, but you get a discount if you register for both the conference and the intensive. Here’s where to sign up: CC & EB registration.

A couple of Q&As

What is the Communication Central Conference all about?

The conference is an opportunity to learn from experienced colleagues with insights on all aspects of launching, managing, and expanding a successful freelance writing, editing, proofreading, indexing, graphics or other editorial business.

What can I expect?

  • ideas to jumpstart your marketing efforts
  • techniques to find (more and better-paying) clients
  • help with tools of the trade such as Microsoft Word or Adobe Acrobat
  • networking resources
  • tips on making the most of social media
  • advice on buying new equipment
  • more

What are some of the classes offered?

The conference provides a two-track event—one offering tools of the trade and the other primarily featuring approaches to the freelance lifestyle. Highlights include:

More information:


3 Responses to “Reinvent Your Business”—2014 Communication Central Conference

  1. WriterRuth says:

    Thank you so much for this, Jan! Your readers should note that the Communication Central conference (www.communication-central.com) is not only for editors – it’s for anyone in the editorial/publishing world: writers, editors, proofreaders, web designers and managers, desktop publishers, indexers, photographers, graphic designers, etc. In fact, this year’s keynote speaker is Jake “Dr. Freelance” Poinier, who’s more of a writer than anything else.

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