Date, site, speakers, topics set for 2013 Communication Central conference!

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Register today! Be a Better Freelancer: Marketing Magic and More for Your Business,” the eighth annual Communication Central conference for freelance writers, editors, proofreaders, indexers, graphic artists, photographers and other communicators, will be held September 27-28 (accompanied by an Editorial Bootcamp on September 29) at the Rochester Plaza Hotel in Rochester, NY (note change of venue). This year’s conference includes both familiar and new faces as presenters, with a wealth of advice and insights that will make anyone’s freelance business better, whether you’re just starting out, in mid-career or well-established. The camaraderie with colleagues alone is worth the trip!

Here are current details:

Keynote – Thinking Big: The Future of Freelancing
Rich Adin on positioning yourself now to meet the challenges of the future

The Benefits of Branding
Chuck Ingersoll on ways to create and promote your brand in the marketplace, and how it can translate into business

Social Media vs. Socializing – Benefiting from Being Online
Erin Brenner and Janice Campbell on using LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, websites, blogs, promotional sites and other resources to expand and enhance a freelance business

Unleashing Your Inner Creative
Ellen Koronet with lively insights and exercises that will ramp up your creativity

Finding and Working with Foreign Clients
Geoff Hart with tips on what it takes to find and work successfully (and profitably) with clients from other countries

(Self-) Publishing from Both Sides Now
Ally E. Machate on self-publishing opportunities for both editors and writers – how to self-publish, and how to find and work with clients in the self-publishing world

Adapting to Acrobat
Laura Poole and Ruth E. Thaler-Carter on responding to clients who provide PDFs for editing and proofreading

Go Wild with Macro Magic
Jack Lyon on creating and using macros for greater editing efficiency and effectiveness

Twigging the Secrets of Business Success
Yvonne DiVita with tips on how success can breed success as a writer, blogger, editor, publisher, etc.

Finding the Middle Way: Juggling Work and Family
Laura Poole on how to make time for yourself, your spouse or partner, your kids — and your communications business

The Business of Freelancing, Parts 1 and 2
Rich Adin, “An American Editor,” with in-depth insights into making money as an editor, getting good rates, working more efficiently, competing globally, and much more

Register by August 30 for the best rates!

For the registration form, click here.

For information about local attractions, click Rochester Attractions_2013.

About CommCen

Communication Central is the host of the "Be a Better Freelancer"® conference, which has been held every year since 2006 and has been the only such event for freelance writers, editors, proofreaders, indexers, graphic artists, website managers and others freelancing, or aiming to freelance, in the world of publishing and related editorial work. Ruth E. Thaler-Carter, the owner of Communication Central and creator of the "Be a Better Freelancer"® conference, is an award-winning freelance writer, editor, proofreader and presenter with a strong commitment to networking and making the freelance life better for colleagues.
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