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The business of freelancing: How to chart a course for success

Society for Advancing Business Editing and Writing

Monday, July 22, 2019 from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM (EDT)

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The business of freelancing: How to chart a course for success

Independence. Flexibility. The ability to choose the projects you want to focus on. Freelance writing offers many benefits, but it also requires discipline, a business mindset, and the ability to juggle projects and clients. On SABEW’s next training session, we’ll talk about how to run your freelance business like a business, addressing things like the importance of an entrepreneurial mindset, how to successfully develop clients and interact with editors, what the current freelance market is like, and more.

Instructions: Dial (512) 879-2134. When prompted enter access code 846394#.

Questions: Callers may submit questions to panelists at sabew@sabew.org.

Monday, July 22
2 p.m. EDT

Moderator

Howard R. Gold is a columnist with MarketWatch and contributing writer to Poets & Quants, a website focusing on the world’s leading business schools. He was the founding editor of Barrons.com and also has written for Forbes, Money, CJR and USAToday. He won a Gerald R. Loeb Award for Distinguished Business and Financial Journalism for his coverage of a Miami savings & loan during the S&L crisis.

Panelists

Ryan Derousseau is a freelance writer who has been working in investing and personal finance for the past decade. Over the past five years, he has worked as a full-time freelancer, serving as a regular contributor to Fortune and MONEY, while also writing for various other publications, including The New York Times, BBC, CNBC, Consumer Reports, Barron’s, and many others. Ryan also authored The Everything Guide to Investing in Cryptocurrencies, which looks at how to protect your finances if you want to bet on the very risky asset class.

John Kimelman is a veteran financial journalist who in the past year has developed a new identity as a content creator for corporate clients including Korn Ferry, Morgan Stanley, and smaller firms. For 14 years, Kimelman worked as an online editor, columnist and magazine writer for Barron’s, the Dow Jones investment publication. Before that, he worked as a staff editor and writer with American Banker and CNBC.com, among other publications. A native of St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, John holds a bachelor’s degree in history from Clark University, a master’s in journalism from Northwestern University, and an MBA from Columbia University. He lives in New York City with his wife and younger daughter.

Shen Lu is a journalist based in New York. She covers the intersection of business and culture and the people story of the U.S.-China trade war. Her work has appeared in ChinaFile, Columbia Journalism Review, Eater, New York Post, and South China Morning Post, among other publications.

Rebecca L. Weber is a freelance journalist and writing coach. Rebecca has covered social justice, the environment, travel, and other subjects for publications including CNN, the New York Times, Dwell, and Ebony.com. She is based in Cape Town, South Africa. Rebecca hosts the Writing Coach Podcast at www.rebeccalweber.com/podcast.

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