April Michelle Davis - Business Planning Basics

Guest: NAIWE's Executive Director April Michelle Davis

From thoughts of starting a business all the way to hanging your sign “open for business!”

As you prepare to become a professional freelancer, there are many things to consider such as the type of business and the protection it will offer to business tax preparations and correctly estimating quarterly payments to accurate record keeping and project status. April Michelle, a professional freelancer of editing, indexing, and proofreading, founded her business Editorial Inspirations over 20 years ago. She researched through books, people, and professionals in the industry. April Michelle personally worked through each of the aspects she shares with you. She doesn’t hold anything back! Whether you are dreaming of becoming a freelancer to an established professional in the industry, you will benefit from April Michelle’s webinar.

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April Michelle Davis is the executive director of the National Association of Independent Writers and Editors and the founder of Editorial Inspirations. She has a master’s degree in publishing from George Washington University and a bachelor’s degree in English from Messiah College, as well as certificates in editing, book publishing, and professional editing. April Michelle has presented sessions on what an editor does and the steps to becoming an editor, tips for and the benefits of working with an editor, indexing, macros, grammar, marketing, and Microsoft Word at the Be a Better Freelancer conference, Randolph-Macon College, Northern Virginia Community College, the Christian PEN: Proofreaders and Editors Network, RavenCon, the Hanover Book Festival, the Editorial Freelancers Association, Copyediting newsletter, Editorial Inspirations’ trainings, and NAIWE.

April Michelle has shared insights by contributing to several books: When Talent Isn’t Enough: Business Basics for the Creatively Inclined, Ease into Writing, The Indie Author Revolution: An Insider’s Guide to Self-Publishing, and Juggling on a High Wire: The Art of Work–Life Balance When You’re Self-Employed.

April Michelle has taken her role full circle by becoming a published author: A Guide for the Freelance Indexer, Choosing an Editor: What You Need to Know, and A Princess in Disguise.

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