Archive for the ‘Pricing’ Category

April Is All About Pricing

Wednesday, April 10th, 2013

Pricing—and my book What to Charge: Pricing Strategies for Freelancers and Consultants—is the focus of my attention in April, with three scheduled events.

On Wednesday, April 17, I’ll be doing a live webinar for Writers’ Life Academy (www.writerslifeacademy.com). The topic is 10 Tips for Pricing Your Freelance Jobs. If you can’t attend the session, you can purchase a recording at the same site within a few days.

Then it’s off to Middletown, Connecticut, where I’ll be giving a presentation on pricing to the Connecticut chapter of the Editorial Freelancers Association on Monday, April 22. Learn more about this event at www.the-efa.com.

Finally, I’ll be selling books again at the annual American Society of Journalists and Authors (www.asja.org) meeting in New York on April 26 and 27. If you come to the meeting, be sure to stop by the table to say hello.

Pricing Expert Has More Web Appearances

Monday, December 5th, 2011

This month I have two more Web appearances.

The first is a teleseminar for the Association of Ghostwriters. The event is live on Tuesday, December 6, at 11 AM EST and can be accessed later by members of the Association of Ghostwriters.

The following week, on Wednesday, December 14, I am a guest of Barbara Saunders, Director of the International Association of Self-Employed Communication Professionals, on her internet radio show Solo Pro Radio (http://www.iasecp.com/solo-pro-radio). The live broadcast takes place at 10 AM Pacific time (1 PM Eastern time). This interview also can be accessed later via the link above.

Life never slows down for independent writers and editors!

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 http://naiwe.com/bookstore/index.php.

NAIWE Experts Co-host Podcast

Tuesday, October 4th, 2011

Carol Tice, NAIWE’s blogging expert, has invited me to do a podcast at her website Freelance Writers Den. This is an open forum, where anybody can listen in and pose their questions, and it’s free. It is scheduled for Wednesday, October 5, at noon PST (3 PM EST). We’ll be talking about my favorite subject, pricing. Go to www.freelancewritersden.com for more information.

Meet the “Pricing Expert”

Friday, September 16th, 2011

As NAIWE’s “pricing expert,” I am giving a teleclass this Wednesday, September 21, on a subject dear to every freelancer’s heart: what to charge.

The subject is perhaps dearer to my heart than to that of other freelancers, because that is the name of my book. I’m honored that NAIWE features WHAT TO CHARGE: Pricing Strategies for Freelancers and Consultants in its bookstore.

A copy of WHAT TO CHARGE will be given away to a teleclass participant. If you are unable to join the call, you can buy the book at the NAIWE bookstore (http://naiwe.com/bookstore/index.php).

Perhaps you’re wondering why I put “pricing expert” in quotes. None of us is truly an expert; we learn all the time, and we learn from novices as well as the most seasoned freelancers. That’s why I hope many NAIWE members, no matter how experienced, will join me in the teleclass. For log-on information, click on NAIWE NewsWire blog (http://news.naiwe.com).

Talk on Writing Pricing in NYC

Friday, July 15th, 2011

I’ll be on a panel on Monday, July 18, discussing “The Do’s and Dont’s of Writing Pricing.” The talk is cosponsored by the American Society of Journalists and Authors and Gotham Ghostwriters. It takes place from 6 to 7:30 PM at New York University’s Carter Journalism Institute, 20 Cooper Square, 7th Floor. The presentation will be simulcast on the Web. Check it out at http://www.livestream.com/asja.