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Starting a Freelance Career

Date: 
Thursday, April 16, 2015 - 20:00
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Time: 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Being a freelancer is much more than working in your pyjamas. For the privilege of setting your own hours, you also have to be your own boss, the marketing department, the sales team, the office manager, the bookkeeper, as well as the employee. Learn how to get started as a freelancer in this half-day seminar, which outlines the basic steps to your dream job.

Christine LeBlanc is a communications consultant who started her business, Dossier Communications, in 2005 after a decade in publishing. She specializes in writing, editing, integrated marketing strategies (incorporating social media), and event planning. Christine is the past chair of the EAC’s National Capital Region branch and was the co-chair of the 2012 EAC National Conference, which broke attendance records. She is also a member of the International Association of Business Communicators. She started using social media to deal with the isolation of working from home and has managed social media channels for various clients ranging from a national health care organization to a start-up comic book company.

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Registration fees (includes snacks):

  • EAC member: $115 ($101.77 + $13.23 HST)
  • Non-member: $135 ($119.48 + $15.52 HST)