When I'll be speaking
Upcoming presentations & classes

Need a speaker or presenter? Contact me at 585-248-8464 or Ruth@writerruth.com! 

I'm presenting several programs this spring, including webinars for the Editorial Freelancers Association (EFA) and in-person classes for Writers and Books in Rochester, NY. These presentations are open to all who are interested, regardless of whether you belong to the EFA, Writers and Books, or any other organization that hosts my sessions. If you need information on these topics before then, let me know—I can usually arrange special offerings. 

Ive had 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 

Basics of Editing and Proofreading

April 12, 2017, 7–9 p.m. EST, Writers and Books, Rochester, NY, in-person class

If you have a sharp eye for errors in grammar, punctuation, spelling (without spellcheck!) and usage, and wondered whether you could put that talent to work for you, here’s your chance to find out what is involved in being an editor or proofreader. The class will cover essential characteristics and skills, processes, tools, and resources, pitfalls, and more, including examples and the role of important style manuals.
“Thorough and friendly introduction to the editing world. Thank you for a good class!”

Getting Started as a Freelance Writer

April 18, 2017, 7–9 p.m. EST, Writers and Books, Rochester, NY, in-person class

Getting paid to write sounds like an exciting and fairly easy thing to do–but it takes more than good writing skills and imagination. Find out how to get started as a freelance writer from someone with more than 30 years of experience. Ruth E. Thaler-Carter has been published locally, regionally, nationally and even internationally; in magazines, newspapers, newsletters, and websites; with not-for-profit organizations, businesses and individuals. Learn about important characteristics for success, finding work, setting rates, getting paid, avoiding problems and more.
“It was fantastic! The instructor was thorough and very knowledgeable.”

Freelancing 101: Launching Your Editorial Business

May 17, 2017, 7–8 p.m. EST, Editorial Freelancers Association webinar

Websites for Freelancers

May 27, 2017, 7–8 p.m. EST, Editorial Freelancers Association webinar

Basics of Editing & Proofreading

May 30, 2017, 7–8 p.m. EST, Editorial Freelancers Association webinar

Recent presentations:

The Essence of Editing and Proofreading

April 18, 2016, presentation at Spectrum conference of STC-Rochester.

All About Freelancing: Getting Started, Keeping Going, and Doing it Better

April 19, 2016, workshop for STC-Rochester’s Spectrum conference.

Freelancing 101: Getting Your Business Off the Ground—A Panel Discussion

August 29, 2016, Editorial Freelancers Association national conference session.

Freelancing in the Association World

September 15, 2016, Editorial Freelancers Association webinar

Websites for Writers

April 4, 2017, Writers and Books, Rochester, NY, in-person class