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Spring 2013 in Berkeley

Freelancing as a Business, Not as a Hobby


Saturday, May 18; 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Cost $145 for enrollments paid on or before May 10;

$165 after May 10

Class Limit 20
Instructor Robyn Brode Orsini
Location First Presbyterian Church of Berkeley
2407 Dana Street, Berkeley, Geneva Hall Room G207
(see First Presbyterian maps and directions)

To become a successful freelancer in the publishing world, you need more than skill and experience. Success—and the confidence that comes with it—is more likely for those who follow typical business practices of independent contractors. This workshop covers the nuts and bolts of operating a freelance business: setting up shop, obtaining licenses, making client contacts, setting rates, providing estimates, accepting or rejecting jobs, negotiating contracts, and keeping records for tax purposes. The workshop also covers networking, communicating with clients, scheduling, getting paid, and handling disputes. Workshop materials are included. Specific client contact information is not included.

Note: The workshop includes a lunch break; lunch is not provided.

Robyn Brode Orsini has been a freelancer in the publishing field for most of her professional career. She has faced most freelancing issues and has many tips to share about how to make freelancing a successful venture.

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