UPDATE: Scroll down for Alan Brown’s slideshow.
Freelancing and barely making it?
Want to transition from news to features? Print to Web?
Want more satisfaction and money from your career?
SWINY Career Night is the event for you!
Apoorva Mandavilli and Alan Brown will show you how knowing the difference between a goal and a plan can help you get the jobs, assignments, and paychecks you really want.
Where: 4 West 43rd Street, in the Ballroom
When: Tuesday, September 23
Program 6 to 8 pm
Networking (using what you learned) and open questions 8 to 9 pm
Cost: No cost to SWINY members
$10 for non-members (for another $10 you can become a member too!)
RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org (limited space, reserve a seat early)
Apoorva Mandavilli, currently executive editor for the autism research nonprofit Simons Foundation, has told great stories as a freelancer for Nature, Discover, Technology Review, Women’s Health, O The Oprah Magazine, and National Public Radio’s Science Friday. She has also worked her way up the editorial ladder at a variety of science and health-related publishers, including Nature Medicine, BioMedNet, and About.com, as well as a weekly newspaper.
Apoorva will talk about why she chose the jobs she did, how she made the transition between these jobs, and how she maintains a balance between staff and freelance.
Alan Brown has been a freelancer for nearly 30 years and has written everything from science and engineering features to speeches, annual reports, online news, and market research reports. He has given well-received seminars on planning for freelance writers for the National Association of Science Writers (NASW).
Alan will focus on the difference between goals and plans, how to set and achieve financial goals, and how to develop some of the skills –- networking, negotiating, pitching, and simply dealing with anxiety –- that help writers succeed in freelance writing.
UPDATE: Alan Brown has graciously given us permission to share his slides from the presentation: