CWIP Educational Event on Freelancing

Chicago Women in Publishing (CWIP) will be hosting an educational event on freelancing on Wednesday, November 16 from 5:30-8:30 PM. For full details visit the event page, or see the press release below:

Chicago Women in Publishing (CWIP) Educational Event

Freelancing: The Nuts and Bolts

 Chicago Women in Publishing’s first educational event of the year will feature a highly requested topic: Freelancing. Learn more about how to get started, how to find work, what to charge, taxes, self-promotion, and establishing your professional website. Plan to join CWIP on Wednesday, November 16 for Freelancing: The Nuts and Bolts to take your freelancing career to the next level.

The event will be led by a panel of five industry professionals:

  • Jeff Fleisher, published author and freelancing extraordinaire, will tackle difficult start-up questions including where to find clients, how much to charge, and maintaining workflow.
  • Paula Krapf, social media consultant and strategist, will give pointers for how to make yourself visible on social media sites.
  • Helena Swyter, licensed CPA and owner of SweeterCPA, will demystify the tax aspects of freelancing.
  • Brian Rodriguez, Javascript Engineer at Red Frog Events and founder of All Things Web Tech, will discuss options for establishing your own professional website.
  • Orfie Krejberg, Senior Account Manager and Recruiter at Paladin, will share insights on how staffing companies place freelancers into direct hire positions.

When
Wednesday, November 16 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.
The evening will begin with networking at 5:30 p.m. in the Library, continue with the main presentation at 6:30 p.m., and conclude with a session for panelist questions in individual groups.

Where
U.S. Bank Building (40th floor)
190 S. LaSalle St., Chicago, IL 60603
Discounted nearby parking is available through SpotHero or ParkWhiz.

Public Transportation:
Near Metra’s Union Station and Quincy & Wells orange/pink lines

Registration
Register online here.
By mail: Send a check payable to CWIP to P.O. Box 268107, Chicago, IL 60626
By phone at 773.508.0351

Cost
CWIP Professional members – Free; CWIP Student and Senior members – $10.
Nonmember cost is $25.
For more information about Chicago Women in Publishing (CWIP), visit www.cwip.org

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