See what colleagues have said about previous Communication Central conferences….
I attended my first Communication Central Conference in 2013 when I was starting to transition to freelance work. We had to introduce ourselves, and every time someone said they did some sort of specialized editing, I wished I could be like them. But when it came to my turn, I realized that I had a niche with my (basic) Arabic that no one else there had. After that conference I started freelancing for American University in Cairo Press, so I’m now into Egyptology. I’ve since branched into indexing as well, and am getting gigs related to Islamic studies where my familiarity with Arabic helps. I credit Communication Central (and Ruth in personal communications) with helping me to find myself as a freelancer. I wish I could come from Cairo to attend CCC every year.
As a presenter and teacher, I’m glad to be presenting again at this year’s conference. The attendees are incredible. The topics are practical and spot-on. It’s the best conference in the industry!
I attended the 2014 CC conference, and it was time and money well spent. Even after being in this business more than 30 years, including 17 as a full-time freelancer, I learned a lot. There was enough time outside of workshops to both network AND take some downtime to recharge this semi-introvert’s batteries. I came away inspired and with information, tips, and strategies I’ve continued to use.
I think the conference is a great opportunity to meet and network with colleagues and professionals who have varying experience. Ruth, thank you for planning and organizing.
This is my favorite conference: big enough to be stimulating, small enough to be personal, and set in a comfortably sized city instead of a mega metro complex. Sessions cover many different aspects of being an editor and are hosted by pros. It’s a great place to meet online colleagues face to face and network for business opportunities, too!
I can’t recommend the Communications Central conference highly enough–and it’s not just for newbies. Dozens of longtime editors shared invaluable tips and resources that continue to help me, a new freelancer, with both my productivity and work-life balance. The conference was well organized but relaxed and fun, with just the right mix of speakers, workshops, and informal networking opportunities, and the price was reasonable. I hired two editors I met at CC to review my new website, and continue to learn from several others through their webinars, blogs, and social media. One of the best investments you can make in your career!
The Communication Central conference I attended last year was, hands-down, the best conference I’ve attended. Cannot recommend it enough!