How to Succeed as A Freelancer in Publishing PDF ePub eBook

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How to Succeed as A Freelancer in Publishing free pdf This book tells you how to build a successful freelance business around supplying publishing services. The publishing industry depends on freelancers: writers and editors, proofreaders and designers, PR and typesetters. For those in the know, there is a wealth of opportunities on offer. Graduates, retired professionals, in-house editors, career-changers - more and more people are taking the plunge and going freelance. You can succeed as a freelancer in publishing, and this book shows you how. It includes top tips- insider knowledge and case studies- information on how to market yourself, deal with finance and find out what your clients are looking for - plus invaluable insights from other successful freelancers and industry experts. Contents: Acknowledgements- Introduction- What's this book about?- Who's this book for?- Why did we write this book?- Who are the authors?- How do I use this book?- How can I find out more about freelancing?- 1. Suits You, Sir?- Having the necessary ability- Drawing on experience- Thinking about qualifications- Loving your job- Donning your business cap- Being your own boss- Dealing with financial uncertainty- Handling technology- Coping with ebb and flow- Organizing your workload- Handling rejection- Being a people-person- Working from home- Balancing home and work- Considering your health- 2. Setting Up Shop- Considering your timing- Checking that you will be self-employed- Determining your business structure- Registering as self-employed- Setting up Class 2 National Insurance payments- Choosing a business name- Preparing your work environment- 3. Running Your Business- Protecting yourself with terms and conditions- Setting clear boundaries: the project agreement- Signing confidentiality agreements- Understanding copyright- Safeguarding your data- Managing your workload- Keeping happy, healthy, and productive- Going in-house- Evolving your business- Taking time off- Summary- 4. Money, Money, Money- Setting your rates- Charging clients- Getting paid on time- Deducting business expenses- Filing your tax return- Paying your taxes- Opening a business bank account- Finding help- 5. Marketing Your Business- Defining your marketing strategy- Representing your business- Sending mailshots- Building your own website- Selling yourself- Working for free- 6. Keeping Up with the Kids: Digital Marketing- Getting ranked- Socializing virtual-style- Going viral- Paying for the privilege- Maintaining your digital presence- Blogging for your supper- Seeing is believing- Over to the experts: The freelancer's guide to building their reputation on the internet- Case study: Creative marketing- 7. Working with Frenemies- Collaborating with your competitors- Researching your competition- Establishing contact- Passing the buck- Branching out- Finding a mentor- Motivating each other- Ranting about rates- Working together- Case study: Contacts, contacts, contacts- 8. Dealing with Different Types of Clients- Taking a professional approach- Accepting and following the brief- Being friendly - to a point- Dealing with difficult clients- Working with different clients- Case study: Standing in the author's shoes- Case study: Seeing clients from both sides of the fence- 9. Exploring All Avenues- Which is the best role for you?- Choosing your freelance role- Over to the experts- 10. Inspirational Stories- A journey through publishing- The accidental freelancer- Calling all freelancers!- Is it catching? Viral and digital marketing in the book world- If at first you don't succeed...- Useful Contacts- Index.

About Emma Murray

Emma Murray and Charlie Wilson are freelance writers and editors who have worked for many publishers and authors for many years. Through her business Perfectly Write, Charlie provides services such as book writing, critiquing, editing and proofreading, also giving talks on freelancing as a career option. Emma swapped her career as a marketing executive for supplying freelancing and editorial consultancy services. Emma occasionally writes in industry trade publications and gives talks to aspiring freelancers about how to make a success of their business.

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Author : Emma Murray
Publisher : How To Books Ltd
Data Published : 21 October 2010
ISBN : 1845284232
EAN : 9781845284237
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 240 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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