Communication Central conference: Be a Better Freelancer! (Re)Inventing Your Business, September 26-27

Communications CentralCommunication Central conference: Be a Better Freelancer! (Re)Inventing Your Business, September 26-27
Editorial Bootcamp: Copyediting Intensive, September 28

Wondering how to launch or improve an editorial business, whether you offer writing, editing, proofreading, indexing or other related services? Come to “Be a Better Freelancer! (Re)Invent Your Business,” the ninth annual Communication Central conference for freelancers, Sept. 26–27, 2014, in Rochester, NY, with an Editorial Bootcamp on Sept. 28 at the same location (downtown Hyatt Hotel) .

Topics include launching your business, macros and other efficiency/productivity tools, working with MS Office, organization tips, a self-publishing roundtable, balancing freelancing and family life, resources, benefiting from social media, and more. Keynote speaker is Jake “Dr. Freelance” Poinier. Other speakers include Erin Brenner, Ally Machate, April Michelle Davis, Daniel Heuman, Katharine O’Moore-Klopf, Dick Margulis, Greg Ioannou, Geoff Hart, Jack Lyon, Laura Poole, Ben Davis, Amy Schneider and Ruth E. Thaler-Carter.

STC members are eligible for the colleagues’ discount. The early-bird deadline has been extended to August 31, so act soon!

To register, go to:

Info for the Editorial Bootcamp is included in the conference registration PDF. The Editorial Bootcamp may be taken without attending the conference; conference-goers get a discount on the Editorial Bootcamp.

Questions? Contact Communication Central owner and STC-Rochester member Ruth E. Thaler-Carter at or 585-248-0318.

Editorial Bootcamp: Copyediting Intensive, September 28
The Editorial Bootcamp’s Copyediting Intensive, presented by Laura Poole, is a skill-intensive seminar for both aspiring and experienced editors, freelance and in-house. This Copyediting Intensive will provide training on nonfiction copyediting skills and concepts, both the fundamentals and more advanced topics, including: reference and style guides; software; markup; style sheets; author’s voice; fact-checking; querying; notes and references; front- and backmatter; tables and figures; spelling, capitalization, punctuation, numbers; and more!

Registration fee: $250 per person ($200 for past and current Communication Central conference attendees). For details and to register, go to:

Ruth E. “I can write about anything!”™ Thaler-Carter •
Author/publisher, “Get Paid to Write! Getting Started as a Freelance Writer”
Owner, Communication Central,