5 Reasons Austin’s a Great Place to Be a Freelancer

These days, Austin seems to make it onto nearly every list one can imagine. In 2016, Austin was named the #2 “Best Place to Live” in the nation by US News and World Report. WalletHub called it the third best place to start a new career. Forbes called Austin the number one “boom town” in the nation—which they described as…

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Update Your Profile on Our New System!

We have a new website and member relationship system! Below is the message that was sent to our members and supporters to help them get set up on the new system. Sign in, get set up and kick the tires. To use our new system, you will need to update your member profile and set a new password. This is…

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Forging A Career With Style And Good Grammar: August Meeting Recap

Five veteran editors were on hand at the August meeting of Freelance Austin at FiberCove to talk about their personal journeys through the professional world of editing, and share tips on how to understand and get into the biz. Meilee D. Bridges, owner of The Good Word Consulting Services, moderated the event, while Kamila Forson, a freelance fiction copy editor, provided…

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Trade Secrets: The “Dark Side” of Intellectual Property

Trade secrets are just that….secret. They help you do business by giving your products or services an edge over the competition’s. I call them the “dark side” of intellectual property because the term applies to information kept in the dark to outsiders. And it sounds cool. Here is a brief explanation of trade secret basics and how they can apply…

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How to Catch Bad guys & Win Clients Through “Thought Leadership”: Meeting Recap

Dave Jobe, CEO of Karmadillo, an Austin based digital communications company, will talk about how you can build your business through “thought leadership.” As an example, he told the story of the founding of Yakabod, and the key role that writing and marketing played in the early years of the company’s journey. He will talk about how Yakabod became a recognized thought…

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