Communication Central

I’ve got to say, every [Communication Central conference] I’ve been to has been more than worth the price of admission in practical, implementable, income-bearing advice.

Whether you need ideas to jumpstart your marketing efforts, techniques to find (more and better-paying) clients, help with tools of the trade such as Microsoft Word or Adobe Acrobat, networking resources, tips on making the most of social media or advice on buying new equipment, Communication Central programs can help you on your journey to a more successful freelance business and career.

Communication Central relays such practical, business-building information through occasional workshops and a popular annual Be a Better Freelancer™ conference, held every fall. The conference provides a two-track event for entrepreneurial communicators – one offering tools of the (writing, editing and proofreading) trade and the other primarily featuring approaches to the freelance lifestyle (finding clients, marketing, pricing, networking and more), with “conceptual” topics (lifestyle, balancing work and family) as well.

The 10th annual Communication Central “Be a Better Freelancer” conference, held September 25-26, 2015 in Rochester, NY, was a great success!

This year’s conference speakers were:

Erin Brenner, Bull Garlington, Barbara Hart, Geoff Hart, Randy B. Hecht, Paul Lagasse


Kat Nagel, Katherine Pickett, Jake “Dr. Freelance” Poinier, Laura Poole, Dawn McIlvain Stahl, Paula Tarnacre

(Dawn McIlvain Stahl was unable to attend.)

A Copyediting Intensive workshop, presented by Laura Poole of the Editorial Bootcamp, accompanied the conference on September 27.

For info about this year’s conference, go to the Conferences section of the site.