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Thursday, August 14 • 10:00am - 10:50am
Freelance 101

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Whether you’re jumping into independent journalism full-time or hoping to freelance alongside your day job, this session will help you get started. Hear from successful freelancers about the skills, attitude and connections you’ll need to succeed, how to pitch and where to meet clients. Walk away with 10 ideas to get up and running!


Erin Chan Ding

Freelance Journalist
(@ErinChanDing) Erin Chan Ding is a freelance journalist with 16 years of writing and multimedia experience covering features, profiles, business, race relations, entertainment, travel, technology, politics and parenting. Her work has appeared in the Chicago Tribune, The New York... Read More →


Nancy Matsumoto

Freelance Writer and Editor
(@NancyMatsumoto) Nancy Matsumoto is a freelance writer and editor who specializes in health, food, arts, culture and Japanese American issues. Her articles have appeared in Time, Newsweek, Health, People, The Los Angeles Times, The Wall Street Journal, Edible Manhattan, Organic Gardening... Read More →

Chuck McCutcheon

Freelance Writer
(@ChuckMcCutcheon) Chuck McCutcheon has been a freelance writer and editor in Washington since 2009. He is co-author of the political dictionary “Dog Whistles, Walk-Backs and Washington Handshakes: Decoding the Jargon, Slang and Bluster of American Political Speech” (to be published... Read More →

Stephenie Overman

Freelance Writer
(@saoverman) Stephenie Overman has been a freelancer writer specializing in workplace and health issues for more than 15 years. She is author of the book “Next-Generation Wellness at Work,” (Praeger Publishing) and is writing an e-book, “The Resilient Freelancer: Health and... Read More →

Ellen Perlman

Freelance Writer
(@boldlygosolo) Ellen Perlman is a writer and editor for the nonprofit Partnership for Public Service, while freelancing for The Washington Post Travel section, The Washingtonian and maintaining her blog, boldlygosolo.com. While at her previous job as a feature writer for Governing... Read More →

Thursday August 14, 2014 10:00am - 10:50am EDT
Renaissance West B, Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown 999 Ninth St. NW, Washington, DC, 20001

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