Want to be a freelance journalist?

Have you considered making the switch to freelance journalism but not sure what you need to know?

SPJVA is here to help.

National SPJ President Dana Neuts will be in Richmond on Feb. 21 for the SPJVA Freelancer Academy, a workshop on how to get a freelance business started, and the issues freelancers face as they contemplate making that transition.

Based in Seattle, Dana has been a freelance journalist for 12 years, specializing in magazine and online content. Her work has appeared in AARP Bulletin, The Seattle Times, Seattle Metropolitan, Seattle Business, American Profile, GSN: Government Security News, 425 magazine, South Sound magazine and more. She is also the owner/publisher of the award-winning iLoveKent.net.

Topics to be covered include:
– How to get started
– How to market yourself and your services
– How to target and pitch potential clients
– How to set up your business (and whether to incorporate or not)
– How to deal with business details (insurance, taxes, etc.)
– And more

There will be a Q & A session, so bring your questions! This great program will be held from 10 a.m. to 12 noon in Richmond. Exact location to be announced soon.

Please RSVP to Paul Fletcher at pfletcher.spj@gmail.com or Robyn Sidersky at rsidersky@freelancestar.com. Or visit the SPJVA Facebook page.

See you there!

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