Content Connections: Boosting Your Content IQ
Saturday, November 18, 2017
Columbia College Chicago

For experienced editorial freelancers:
  • The Gravity Well: How to Build a Tractor Beam that Pulls in Clients. Presenter: Matt Heusser, ASJA
  • Managing Up, Down and Sideways: Make more with the clients and time you already have. Presenters include: Deb Gordon, ASJA
  • Client Connections! (for ASJA members only) Meet the University of Wisconsin Press, Kalmbach Publishing, Staywell, Meredith Special Interest Publications, and others.

For new freelancers and midcareer journalists transitioning to freelancing:

  • 10 Ways to Transition to Freelancing and Start Strong. Presenters: Deb Gordon, ASJA; Allen Bernard
  • Staff to Freelance: Five Steps that Win Clients and Ease Cashflow: Presenter: Joanne Cleaver, ASJA; author, The Career Lattice (McGraw Professional, 2012)
  • Tales from the Trenches: What New Freelancers Do Wrong and How to Recover: Presenters include Barbara Bohn, managing editor, Hotels magazine, and Claire Zulkey, ASJA

For all attendees:
  • Entrée to Ghostwriting: Your work, their name: How to find and grow first clients in this lucrative niche. Presenter: Leah Nicholson, Jenkins Group

Keynote: Monica Eng, WBEZ reporter: My Multimedia Career Journey

Pitch Slam: Open forum for all attendees to get instant feedback from authors and clients.

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