2018 Speakers

Here are the speakers confirmed to date for "Make Your Own Luck," Communication Central's 13th annual Be a Better Freelancer® conference.

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Victoria Brzustowicz

Victoria Brzustowicz (www.VictoriaBCreative.com) is an award-winning painter, illustrator, graphic designer and website creator.

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April Michelle Davis

April Michelle Davis (www.editorialinspirations.com), author of “A Guide for the Freelance Indexer” and “Choosing an Editor: What You Need to Know,” is an expert in macros, Word and business-organizing resources.

Ann Kellett

Ann Kellett (www.annkellettediting.com) has been writing and editing for almost 30 years and is the author of an upcoming e-book, A Freelancer’s Guide to Working with Difficult Clients.

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Pamela Hilliard Owens

Through her three publishing-related businesses (Detroit Ink Publishing, Writing It Right For You and Your Business Your Brand Creatively), Pamela Hilliard Owens works with solo professionals, creative freelancers, and businesses and corporations throughout the USA, Canada and 12 other countries, with satellite offices in Dubai, UAE, and Birmingham, England.

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Ally E. Machate

Book collaborator, award-winning editor and publishing consultant Ally E. Machate (www.allymachate.com, www.thewritersally.com) uses her insider knowledge of publishing to help others reach their publishing goals.

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Dick Margulis

Dick Margulis (www.dmargulis.com) focuses on thoughtful editing, appropriate design, expert production and comprehensive project management for publishers of all sizes. He learned to set type at an early age and has been studying and practicing typography ever since.

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Chris Morton

Chris Morton has been a B2B/B2C author, editor, proofreader, graphic artist, publisher, instructor, speaker and guerrilla-style self-promoter for over 25 years, and is a valued resource for colleagues seeking to enhance their online presences, especially on LinkedIn.

Brenda Siler

Brenda Siler is a Washington, DC-based former corporate communicator who is forging new paths as a successful freelance writer.

Ruth E. Thaler-Carter

Ruth E. Thaler-Carter is the owner of Communication Central (www.communication-central.com); a successful freelancer (www.writerruth.com); and author/publisher of “Get Paid to Write: Getting Started as a Freelance Writer” and author of the EFA’s “Freelancing 101: Launching Your Editorial Business.” She presents webinars and in-person sessions on freelancing, the basics of editing and proofreading, and websites for freelancers for the EFA, Writers and Books, and other professional organizations.