Archive for November, 2011

“What to Charge” Named Best Book 2011

Wednesday, November 9th, 2011

The second edition of my book What to Charge: Pricing Strategies for Freelancers and Consultants was selected as a finalist in the Business: Writing & Publishing category in The USA Best Books 2011 awards sponsored by USA Book News.  This is an especially great honor because all books that first appeared in 2010 and 2011, whether published by a traditional publishing house, an independent press, or a self-publishing venture, were eligible to enter the competition.

NAIWE was one of the first to recognize the value of this book for independent writers and editors. What to Charge was the first book (and at present the only book) to appear in NAIWE’s bookstore. You can purchase it at


Presentation for NY Medical Writers

Tuesday, November 1st, 2011

I’m giving a talk on Pricing Strategies for Freelancers at the New York Metro chapter of the American Medical Writers Association (AMWA) on Wednesday, November 9. The dinner meeting will take place from 6 to 8:30 PM at the Skyline Hotel, 725 Tenth Ave (at 49th St) in New York City. The cost is $20 for AMWA members, $30 for nonmembers.

I’ve been an AMWA member since I began freelancing 26 years ago. I’ve given presentations about pricing to this group before, and I’ve been asked several times in recent years to do it again. I’ve declined, explaining that surely members must be tired of hearing me speak on the same subject. But when I looked around the room at recent AMWA chapter meetings, I saw many new faces. More and more people are freelancing, and they are anxious to learn more about this important topic.

If you can’t make the meeting, you can learn all about pricing strategies for freelancers in my book What to Charge. It’s available at the NAIWE bookstore at