Dance steps for the self-employed editor

with Jackey Coyle

Date: Saturday 14 May 2016
Time: 10 am to 4 pm
Venue: Centre for Adult Education (CAE), 253 Flinders Lane, Melbourne. (Please read your receipt to discover how to find your room at the venue.)
Cost for members: $220.00 (Editors Victoria, Societies of Editors, Writers Victoria, ASTC, ANZSI)
Cost for non-members: $330.00
Refreshments: Morning and afternoon refreshments are provided.
Bookings close at 12 pm sharp (noon), Monday 9 May 2016


To be successful as a self-employed editor, there's so much to stay on top of: marketing, administration, keeping track of the money, finding work and staying current. And that's above and beyond actually doing the work.

It's a bit like learning to dance. You need to get with the rhythm, sharpen your coordination, keep learning new steps and be nimble enough to improvise when necessary. The music may change at the drop of a hat, and you need to mentally change steps to ensure that all sides of your business stay healthy.

Topics covered

  • Getting it out there — honing your identity; optimising internet and social media; exploiting free marketing opportunities
     
  • Mastermind — managing your business; controlling correspondence; optimising your billable hours; making bookkeeping your ally
     
  • The money trail — budgeting for cash flow; establishing invoicing and bill-paying systems; sorting tax and GST
     
  • Irons in the fire — brainstorming networks for generating work; managing conflicting deadlines
     
  • Knowhow — keeping your knowledge and skills current.

This workshop will give you a head start if you are considering going freelance, or a jump-start if you are already a freelancer.

Who should attend?

This workshop will give you a head start if you are considering going freelance, or a jump-start if you are already a freelancer.

About the trainer

Jackey Coyle is Founding Editor of Inside Small Business, a national quarterly for Australia's micro- to small-business owners published in print, online and iPad app. Jackey created Wordy-Gurdy Publishing in 2006. She has 16 years' experience publishing, writing and editing across new and traditional media. An inveterate entrepreneur, she founded Melbourne's earliest cool gift shops, managed bands and an award-winning Aboriginal art centre, and coedited Editors Victoria's newsletter from 2009 to 2010. A qualified trainer, she holds an MA in Writing & Literature and teaches writing at Deakin University.

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