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Thursday, August 14 • 2:00pm - 4:00pm
All about the money

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Let’s take the “free” out of freelance. When you’re a freelancer, you’re also a small-business entrepreneur. That means negotiating contracts, setting revenue goals, tracking invoices, understanding copyright terms and managing other nitty-gritty details. Our panel of money-savvy experts will offer practical advice to help you manage the business side of your freelance career, protect your rights and maximize your income.


Ellen Lee

Freelance Writer
(@ellenleeonline) Ellen Lee is an award-winning freelance journalist in the San Francisco Bay Area. She is a regular contributor to the business and style sections of The San Francisco Chronicle, where she was a former staff writer. Other credits include Family Circle, San Francisco magazine, Bay Area Parent, CNBC.com and HGTV.com. She serves on AAJA’s governing board.


Rhea Borja

Deputy Editor, Republic Publishing
(@RheaB) Rhea Borja is deputy editor at Republic Publishing, a London-based content-marketing agency. She helps manage Conversations, Microsoft’s news site on smart devices. Prior to that, her positions included: freelance tech and health reporter and content strategist; associate communications director for Occidental College; and media relations officer for space technology at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

Katherine Reynolds Lewis

Independent Journalist
(@KatherineLewis) Katherine Reynolds Lewis is an award-winning independent journalist with 20 years of experience writing for magazines, newspapers and online, in addition to radio and television appearances. A regular contributor to Fortune and USA Today’s magazine group, her expertise is money, work and family. Her articles have appeared in Money, New York Times, Fiscal Times, MSN Money, Parade, Slate and Washington Post Magazine.

Nevin Martell

Freelance Writer
(@NevinMartell) Nevin Martell is a Washington, D.C.-based food, travel and lifestyle writer whose work appears in The Washington Post, Plate, Wine Enthusiast and NPR’s blog “The Salt.” He is the author of six books, including “Freak Show Without a Tent: Swimming with Piranhas,” “Getting Stoned in Fiji and Other Family Vacations,” and “The Founding Farmers Cookbook: 100 Recipes for True Food & Drink.”

John D. Mason

Attorney and Literary Agent, Copyright Counselors
John D. Mason of Copyright Counselors LLC and Mason Literary is an art, entertainment and intellectual property attorney, as well as a literary agent. His practice focuses on copyright and trademark registrations and transactional matters, litigation, copyright infringement, publishing and media issues, defamation, licensing and contracts and commercial matters relating to creative industries.

Laura Shin

Freelance Journalist/Forbes.com Contributor
Laura Shin is a freelance personal finance, business and tech journalist and contributor to Forbes' personal finance channel. She has also published in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Los Angeles Times, Fortune, ZDNet, The Fiscal Times, and many others. She is the author of the Forbes ebook, "The Millennial Game Plan: Career and Money Secrets To Succeed In Today’s World." She graduated Phi Beta Kappa... Read More →

Thursday August 14, 2014 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Renaissance West B, Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown 999 Ninth St. NW, Washington, DC, 20001

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