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Upcoming publishing and editorial events

Brooklyn Book Festival & more

I announced yesterday (well, actually, I’ve already announced it on Twitter and Facebook) that the Long Island branch of the Editorial Freelancers Association is meeting in Port Jefferson tomorrow (Saturday, Sept. 20, 1-3 pm at Panera Bread, 4959 Nesconset Hwy, Port Jefferson Station, NY 11776, in the private meeting room).

Other upcoming events of interest include the 2014 Brooklyn Book Festival, at which I’ll be manning the EFA information booth on Sunday, and the Communication Central Conference, which I’m attending in Rochester next weekend. I’ve already written about the CCC, a conference I have attended twice before and love coming back to.

I really like working from home, but I need to get out frequently and connect with other people—hence these meetings, festivals and conferences. It inspires me, it gives me support when times are slow and I feel negative, and it allows me to give some support, too. Plus, I usually learn something new, and I get to make new connections or reconnect with folks I haven’t seen in a while.

Hope to see you at one of the upcoming events.



Improving your editing skills

Editorial Bootcamp: Copyediting Intensive

For beginning editors and those wanting to brush up on skills

For both new editors and those who have been editing for years, an intense, one-day training session on editing non-fiction will be held after the Communication Central conference in Rochester, NY, on Sunday, September 28, from 9 am to 3 pm.

The Copyediting Intensive is led by Laura Poole, senior editor at Archer Editorial Services and co-founder of Editorial Bootcamp. The Bootcamp is associated with but separate from Communication Central, and registrants for both events are offered discounts. Registration is on the last page of the Communication Central registration form. Read More


“Out of our garrets”

As I approach my first anniversary of becoming a full-time freelancer, I am excited to once again be attending the Communication Central conference, Sept. 26-27, 2014, in Rochester, NY. This gathering is something I look forward to because of how beneficial it’s been to me. Each time I’ve gone, I’ve learned something new about being a writer and editor.

I’ve also gotten to know Communication Central organizer Ruth Ruth T-C_Jan 2014E. Thaler-Carter over the last few years, and one of the reasons I keep going back to this conference is Ruth’s warm and helpful attitude to other editors and writers. (So helpful that she’s extended the early-bird conference rates just for readers of this blog! See below*) Read More


“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!] Read More