Flexibility. Working remotely. Being your own boss. Freelance business writing offers many benefits, but whether you do it full-time or on the side, it comes with a whole new terrain to navigate. On SABEW’s next training session, we’ll address how to get started in freelancing and how to cultivate regular customers. We’ll also cover the business aspects of being an independent journalist, including how to negotiate, and we’ll hear an editor’s perspective on pitches and the working relationship between freelancers and editors. Whether you’re a full-time freelancer or you’re just starting to think about dipping your toe in, this session is for you.
Monday, May 22, 2017
2 pm EDT
Bryan Borzykowski. Bryan is a Toronto-based business editor and writer. He’s written for a number of publications in Canada and the U.S., including the Globe and Mail, Canadian Business, the New York Times, CNBC, BBC Capital, CNNMoney and more. Bryan’s main areas of focus are investing, personal finance, small business and technology. He’s written three personal finance books and appears regularly on CTV News on Saturday nights. Bryan has taken home National Magazine Awards and has had his work recognized by the Portfolio Management Association of Canada and the CFA Society. He is the secretary-treasurer of SABEW.
Michelle Rafter. Michelle is a business journalist covering work, tech and finance for consumer and business publications, and managing editorial projects for online publishers and other organizations.
Daniel Ray. Daniel is editor in chief of CreditCards.com, a personal finance website focusing on credit and debt issues. He has deep experience working with freelance writers.
Simon Constable is a freelance economics and personal finance writer. He has written for The Wall Street Journal, Barron’s, TheStreet, Forbes, and U.S. News & World Report, as well as many other well-known publications. He co-authored “The WSJ Guide to the 50 Economic Indicators that Really Matter,” which was an economics category winner in the Small Business Book Awards at Small Business Trends. Constable is also a fellow at the Johns Hopkins Institute for Applied Economics, Global Health and the Study of Business Enterprise.