As employers and managers have to do more with less money and fewer people, the opportunities are ripe for technical communicators who yearn to escape the corporate environment and launch their own businesses, while the challenging economy and corporate cutbacks mean that more tech writers and editors want or need to strike out on their own. Doing so is not easy, though. There is much to learn about the challenges that new and seasoned solo entrepreneurs face. Get tips on facing these challenges with the live Web seminar Launching Your Own Tech Comm Business: The Solopreneur Side, presented by Ruth Thaler-Carter on Tuesday, 2 October, from 10:00-11:00 AM EDT (GMT-4).
In this session, long-time, successful freelance writer/editor Thaler-Carter shares her experiences in doing the writing, editing, proofreading and related work she loves as a solopreneur. She discusses important personality traits, business basics, ways to find clients and projects, resources to help you manage your freelance life more effectively, and more.