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Conference Bonus Pricing Days

While the early bird pricing to attend this conference has ended, there are still opportunities to get that same great price. Bonus days have been selected where all registration on those days will be the same great price—$275 for members and $400 for nonmembers for all three days! Upcoming bonus days include

  • September 12, National Day of Encouragement
  • September 15, National Online Learning Day
  • September 17, National IT Professionals Day
  • September 22, American Business Women's Day
  • September 24, National Punctuation Day

You won't want to miss this conference for we have a great lineup filled with experienced professionals ready to share their expertise—and some of the speakers are even on our Board of Experts!

Did you know the price includes breakfast and lunch?

Conference topics and presenters include:

  • You Oughta be in Visuals: Make Your Social Sizzle to Fire Up Your Freelancing, Walt Jaschek
  • Finding and Working with Independent Authors, Dick Margulis
  • New Angles in Editing, Marilyn Schwartz
  • Working with Word/Acrobat, April Michelle Davis
  • The Art of Persuasion: How to Get Paid What You Deserve, Jake Poinier
  • Get it in Writing!, Dick Margulis and Karin Cather
  • The Business of Being in Business, April Michelle Davis
  • Effective Résumés for Freelancers, Rose “JobDoc” Jonas
  • Your Best Publishing Option: Traditional, Hybrid or Entrepreneurial, Roger Leslie
  • What Freelancers (Can) Do, Panel Discussion
  • Build a Better Website to Promote Your Freelance Business, Meghan Pinson and Ruth E. Thaler-Carter
  • Freelancing 101: Launching and Managing Your Freelance Business, Meghan Pinson

Many thanks to our sponsors!
Please visit the conference webpage to learn how to become one of our sponsors.

September Webinar: Pushing Past Publish

We wanted to get to know Tina Glasneck (NAIWE's Book Promotions Expert) better, so last month we sat down with her. Here are some thoughts she shared with us.

What has been your most rewarding book promotions avenue, and how was it rewarding? Self? Monetary? Clients?

The best thing an author can do is grow their newsletter, and that growth is from where most of my success continues to come. It is through my newsletter that I can create a relationship with my readers, who frequently will then share news of my books with their circle of friends. All other promotion has its uses, but for long-term growth, the newsletter is the best way to continue to grow.


You can join in this conversation on September 23, at 8 pm ET, when NAIWE will host a webinar on what you can do to make your book a success as Tina digs into the basics and provides practical tips that you will want to implement right away. The cost for NAIWE members is $10 and $30 for non-members.

To register for this webinar, please send an email along with your name and telephone number. An invoice will be sent to you for the amount owed.

October Webinar: Content Marketing on LinkedIn: The Post Types That Attract Your Ideal Clients

In October, we will be chatting with Carol Tice, NAIWE's Content Marketing Expert, on the very important topic of how to target content to market on LinkedIn.

So you’ve got your LinkedIn profile set up. Now what? What do you write in your status updates, or in LinkedIn’s articles section, to build your authority and attract the clients you want?

This example-filled presentation will show you multiple strategies and approaches for creating content for LinkedIn that builds your business — even if you don’t have much time to spare.


Carol Tice is a freelance writer who focuses on writing and ghostwriting business books and e-books. She’s written for Delta Sky, Forbes, Entrepreneur, Seattle Magazine, Costco, American Express, Shopify, Freshbooks, and many others. Carol founded the award-winning Make a Living Writing blog in 2008, which has been repeatedly named to Writer’s Digest’s Top 101 Blogs for Writers list. It now offers over 1,000 free posts on how to break in and grow your writing income. Her Freelance Writers Den learning and support community was founded in 2011 and has over 1,000 members. Carol has taught over 20 online courses and self-published 10+ e-book titles for freelance writers. She’s also the author/co-author of two traditionally published business books for entrepreneurs.

The cost for NAIWE members is $10 and $30 for non-members. To register for this webinar, which will be held on October 23 at 2 pm ET, please send an email with your name and telephone number. An invoice will be sent to you for the amount owed.

August's New & Renewing NAIWE Members

Janet Cowden (Oklahoma City, OK); Amy De La Hunt (Saint Louis, MO); Ronald Dula (Austin, TX); Linda Dunn (Hawi, HI); Chad Eickholt; Nate Hoffelder (Dale City, VA); Brenda Simonton (Mesquite, TX); Don Stoll (Idyllwild, CA).

Be sure to post on your NAIWE website, and we will link to it when you renew!

From CMOS Shop Talk

Q. Does “plus” function like “and” in making two nouns a plural subject? For example, would you say, “This idea plus others like it are gaining traction” or “is gaining traction”?

A. “Plus,” when it’s not acting as a noun (that’s a plus) or as an adjective (a plus sign), can function as either a preposition or a conjunction. As a preposition, it means “in addition to” and takes a singular verb: five plus six equals eleven. As a conjunction, it means “and” and takes a plural verb: a banana plus a loaf of bread were on the table. If the subjects are being considered collectively, use a singular verb; otherwise, opt for the plural. In your example, the ideas alluded to in the subject are gaining traction individually, so “plus” is conjunctive and “are” is the better choice. If you can keep track of all these distinctions, you get an A plus (where “plus” is functioning as an adjective to modify the letter grade).


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Member Benefit

SOCIAL MEDIA MARKETING: The posts you share on your member website are eligible to be promoted on NAIWE’s Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter accounts: NAIWENews. The Member Activity Feed is scanned each week on Member Monday, and many post titles and links are posted on social media to increase your readership. Member posts that are tagged with the #NAIWE hashtag can also be reposted on NAIWE’s social media pages for you.

Visit the NAIWE website to see all of the member benefits.


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—Alan Cohen

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