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    The business of being a freelance editor
    Friday, 19 October 2018


    The course: 

    Being a successful freelance editor is about more than being a good editor. Learn how to set up your own successful small business that works for you and is sustainable. This workshop is for editors thinking about starting their own business or freelance editors in the early stages of being in business, but there are also tips for more established editors.

    Sessions include:

    • Knowing the numbers: understanding income, hourly rates, expenses, tax, and paid and unpaid time
    • Getting clients: knowing your strengths and extending them, identifying ideal clients and work, and planning and undertaking marketing
    • Reducing risk: identifying and managing business risks through quoting practices, insurance and more
    • Sharing tips and resources for small business practice and business development
    • Identifying post-workshop actions to start and develop your business.

    The presenter:

    Dr Rhonda Daniels AE has been self-employed in her freelance editing business Right with Rhonda since 2013. Learn from Rhonda’s experience of the highs and lows of starting and building a successful home-based editing business. As well as presenting this workshop in 2017, Rhonda has also presented workshops for Editors NSW on quoting practices and business websites, and she spoke at the national editors conference 2017 on thesis editing. Rhonda has also presented lectures and training at the University of Sydney Business School on business topics and academic writing. www.rightwithrhonda.com.au

    Previous workshop attendees said:

    • ‘this was a terrific workshop. Clear, practical, actionable ideas. I am full of enthusiasm to go home and work through Rhonda’s suggestions’
    • ‘clear, concise, practical’
    • ‘this workshop was value for money. I liked that the workshop was information-intense and learnt facts and figures which other editors keep to themselves’
    • ‘very practical and down to earth, very relevant and ‘real’.

    9.30am – 4.30 pm (Registration from 9 am with tea & coffee)

    UTS Short Courses venue
    Level 7, 235 Jones St
    Ultimo NSW 2007
    This venue is wheelchair accessible and has an ambulant bathroom.

    Bookings: https://iped.memnet.com.au/MemberSelfService/EventBooking.aspx?selectedEventId=215
    BOOKINGS CLOSE: Sunday, 14 October 2018

    Cost for each workshop:
    $230 for members and affiliated organisations; $150 for distance members (more than 200 km from Sydney CBD); $390 for non-members. Costs includes morning and afternoon teas and casual lunch of sandwiches, juices and fresh fruit, with water available all day; please indicate dietary preferences in your booking details.

    If the workshop is full, please contact us on the email address below and we will place your name on a waitlist.

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    You can find all past workshop details listed under the Events tab at the top of the home page and a map of the venue on the Workshops page.