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SABEW to hold training call for freelancers

May 8, 2012

Posted by Chris Roush

The Society of American Business Editors and Writers next training call, “Freelancer’s Bootcamp: Real World Tricks and Tips,” will help freelance business journalists improve their work.

This freelancer’s boot camp will cover all aspects entrepreneurial journalism, including setting up an LLC and keeping the books, best practices for time management and pitching stories, and transitioning from the newsroom to full-time freelancing. We’ll also get an editor’s perspective on what works and what doesn’t.

The moderator of the call is Michelle Leder, founder of Footnoted.org, a website that takes a close look at items that companies try to bury in their routine SEC filings. Leder first became interested in SEC filings early in her career, while writing about a small Florida bank that was engaged in aggressive accounting during the last real estate boom.

Also on the call will be Jonathan Blum, the owner of Blumsday, a web-based technology news company. His work regularly appears on TheStreet, Entrepreneur Magazine, and Entrepreneur.com and many other publications and websites.

To sign up for the call, click here.

On the day of the call, dial (218) 339-2626 and, when prompted, enter the access code 4058935 and you’ll be put in to the call. Callers may only listen in to the panelists’ discussion, but may submit questions to sabew@sabew.org that will be sent to the moderator for possible inclusion in the hourlong discussion.

The call will be held 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. EST, Monday, May 21.

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