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Business Basics (Webinar Recording)


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It takes more than writing, editing, proofreading, indexing, design and related skills to launch and manage an editorial business. This webinar provides a quick-and-dirty/short-and-sweet list of vital business elements to set up when starting your editorial business.

You’ll review money matters; tools you need for success; business structures; tracking and managing projects, deadlines, and income; invoicing; marketing; taxes;  and record-keeping.

Instructor Ruth E. Thaler-Carter is the author of the EFA’s Freelancing 101: Launching Your Editorial Business; author/publisher of Get Paid to Write! Getting Started as a Freelance Writer; and creator and host of the annual “Be a Better Freelancer” conference of Communication Central. She writes about and presents on freelancing for the Society for Technical Communication (STC), American Copy Editors Society (ACES), Writers and Books, Association of Independent Information Professionals, An American Editor blog, and more.

“The instructor had a firm command of the content; I felt that her previous and current experience as an editorial professional in a variety of different media qualified her to speak on the subjects presented. I was happy with the presentation style; Ruth seemed very down to earth and friendly, and I felt that her easygoing delivery made me feel as if I was having a casual and informative conversation with a friend.”

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