“Reinvent Your Business”—2014 Communication Central Conference
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
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:
- The Business of Getting Freelance Business—keynote speaker Jake “Dr. Freelance” Poinier
- Self-publishing Super Summit—with writer/editor Ally Machate of Ambitious Enterprises, book producer Dick Margulis of Dick Margulis Creative Services, and Greg Ioannou, publisher and COO at Iguana Books
- Freelancing 101: Launching a Writing/Editing/Etc. Business—conference organizer Ruth E. Thaler-Carter