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Freelance Work Teleconference

Wednesday, November 18, 2009 from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM (EST)

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How to Succeed As a Freelancer or Consultant


Learn the secrets of thriving as a freelancer or consultant from experts who have been there, done that. This free teleconference is co-sponsored by the Asian American Journalists Association-DC chapter and


2-3:30 pm ET on Wednesday, Nov. 18

Call 347-945-7817 to listen to the call


Speakers include:

Joe Grimm, creator of, Poynter columnist and visiting journalist at Michigan State University

Katherine Reynolds Lewis, freelance writer and founder of, a site for entrepreneurs

Stephenie Overman, freelance writer and DC Society of Professional Journalists' freelance chair

Victoria Lim, media trainer and convergence expert

Arnesa Howell, consultant and freelance writer for magazines including People and Money. 


Topics to be covered:

  • Starting a freelance career on the sidelines of your day job
  • Balancing fun or prestigious assignments with bread-and-butter work that pays the mortgage
  • Is this the golden age of freelancing? Or a good time to flee to the safety of a solid employer?
  • Pitching and cultivating relationships with editors or other clients
  • How to think like an entrepreneur -- not an employee 

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Wednesday, November 18, 2009 from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM (EST)

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About CurrentMom

CurrentMom is an incubator for emerging mom-focused technologies and women entrepreneurs. At, moms can share wisdom and find community, support, energy, inspiration and new ideas. Created by Katherine Reynolds Lewis and Tanya Bunich, CurrentMom is aimed at mothers balancing a business with family, but we welcome all moms as well as non-mothers who are interested in work-life balance and entrepreneurship.

Our mission is to support, inspire and connect entrepreneurial mothers with each other and potential vendors and customers, while retaining editorial integrity and valuing creative work. Our editorial decisions are and will remain separate from any advertising partnerships or customer relationships.

The CurrentMom authors welcome your comments and input. If you're interested in submitting a guest article, please contact Katherine at lewis(at)!

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