When I'll be speaking
Upcoming presentations

I’m gearing up for a lively year of speaking engagements in 2019. Hope you can make it to some of these!

May 22, “Basics of Editing and Proofreading,” Editorial Freelancers Association (webinar). https://www.the-efa.org/product/basics-of-editing-and-proofreading-webinar-su19/

June 8, “Seven Deadly Sins in Pitching Your Writing Work,” 2nd annual Ladder Literary Conference, Writers and Books, Rochester, NY. https://wab.org/event/ladder2019/

June 24–26, “State of Journalism in Association Communications - Thriving or Dying? Relevant?,” Association Media & Publishing annual conference, Washington, DC. Session date and link to come.

August 21–23, “Freelancing 101,” Editorial Freelancers Association (EFA) national conference, Chicago, IL. Session date to come. https://www.the-efa.org/event/2019-efa-con/

September 5–7, Freelancing Panel, Society of Professional Journalists national conference, San Antonio, TX. https://www.spj.org/eij-register.asp

September 14–16, “Websites for Editors - How to create yours” and “Building Better Relationships with Clients,” Society for Editors and Proofreaders (SfEP) annual conference, Birmingham, UK. Session dates to come. https://www.sfep.org.uk/networking/conferences/sfep-conference-booking

October 13, “Getting Started as a Freelancer: Launching Your Independent Business,” Communication Central/NAIWE “Be a Better Freelancer”® conference, St. Louis, MO. https://naiwe.com/conference/, www.communication-central.com

Need a speaker or presenter? Contact me at 314-240-5034 or Ruth@writerruth.com! Watch this space for new online and in-person presentations in upcoming months.

Recent presentations & classes

It’s a lot of fun to be back on the speaking circuit. I love sharing info and insights, meeting colleagues in person, and traveling to places either new or familiar. So far in 2019, my presentations have included:

March 29, “Joining the Profession: Basics of Editing and Proofreading,” American Copy Editors Society (ACES: The Society for Editing) national conference, Providence, RI.

April 6, “Make the Move to Freelancing,” Society of Professional Journalists regional conference, Ocean City, MD.

Last year’s presentations included chairing and speaking on a panel about pitching to editors at the first-ever literary conference of Writers and Books (WAB) in Rochester, NY, and holding several classes for Writers and Books; speaking on a freelancing panel at the annual conference of the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) in Baltimore; and presenting a session about launching a communications consulting business at the Heritage Region conference of the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) in Richmond, VA. (If you need information about these topics, let me know — I can usually arrange special offerings.) I also did several webinars for the Editorial Freelancers Association (EFA) recently, including sessions on “Marketing Online and Off,” “Basics of Editing & Proofreading,” and “Freelancing 101: Launching Your Editorial Business.

Why book or attend presentations by Ruth?

I’ve received lots of gratifying compliments about my lively, upbeat presentation style and detailed handouts. Here are a few.

• “I have so far attended three of your courses, the final being ‘The Basics of Editing’ course, and first wanted to thank you for all your insights and generosity in teaching.”

• “I attended Ruth Thaler-Carter’s Freelancing 101 webinar recently ... Great course, by the way, lots of good information.”

• “You did a great job. Lots of additional information tonight and some great tips!”

• “You were superb as always.”

• “I knew it was going to be helpful, exciting, and resourceful. This class didn’t disappoint. I enjoyed it and learned so much. I want to take more classes with Ruth.”

For more testimonials to my speaking/teaching activities, go to: http://www.writerruth.com/testimonials