Ruth Thaler-CarterCommunication Central owner Ruth E. Thaler-Carter has been giving presentations and helping organize and run events for several years. Versions of her “Getting Started as a Freelance Writer” program have been a hit with more than a dozen writers’ organizations, including the American Copy Editors Society, Editorial Freelancers Association, Association for Women in Communications, American Independent Writers, Maryland Writers Association, National Writers Union, Society for Technical Communication, Cat Writers Association, Society for Professional Journalists and more. Her “Communications Day” program for the Maryland Association of Nonprofit Organizations led to three years of programs for the Pratt Free Library system in Baltimore. Her newsletter seminar was a popular, income-generating program for the Society of National Association Publications (SNAP, now Association Media & Publishing) for several years in both Chicago and Washington, DC.

Ruth has served on conference committees for SNAP/AM&P; the EFA; International Association of Business Communicators for events in Chicago, Kansas City, London, New Orleans, New York City and Washington, DC; and the Association of Independent Information Professionals. For more information, visit www.writerruth.com.

Communication Central’s major service to colleagues is its annual “Be a Better Freelancer®”™ conference, held every fall since 2006, for current and aspiring freelance writers, editors, proofreaders and other editorial/publishing professionals. The first five events were held in Rochester, NY, the sixth and seventh were in Baltimore, MD, and the conference returned to Rochester in 2013. The 2017 conference will be in Rochester.

The conference focus is on launching and enhancing an editorial or communications business, for sole proprietors or owners with employees. Whether you need to jumpstart your marketing efforts, find (more and better-paying) clients, manage tools of the trade such as Microsoft Word or Adobe Acrobat, enhance your networking resources, expand your social media efforts, or buy new equipment, Communication Central programs can help you on your journey to a more successful business and career.

Communication Central also offers writing, editing, proofreading and related services to clients, as well as half- and all-day workshops upon request.

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