Ruth Thaler-Carter - Developing an Effective Writing Portfolio

Guest: NAIWE’s Freelance Writing Expert Ruth Thaler-Carter

Here’s what you can expect to learn in this class:

· Ways to develop an effective, modern portfolio that creates opportunities to share your work, both published and in-progress

· Insight into what a portfolio should contain, as well as ideas for how to present it most effectively

· Inspiration to spend the afternoon adding things to the Portfolio page of your NAIWE member site

Duration: 48 minutes

Ruth Thaler-Carter has been a full-time freelance writer, editor, proofreader, and desktop publisher for more than 30 years. She has been published locally, regionally, nationally, and internationally in, and does editing and proofreading for, publications, websites, service firms, and businesses. She sold her first freelance articles when she was still in high school. Renowned as a skilled networker, Ruth is a newsletter editor, publication author, speaker/presenter, blogger, program host or planner, and chapter leader. In 2006, Ruth launched the Communication Central “Be a Better Freelancer”® annual conference to help aspiring and established freelancers find greater success and connections with colleagues. Ruth received the Philip M. Stern Award of Washington (DC) Independent Writers for service to freelancers; the Writers and Books Big Pencil Award for teaching adults and contributions to the literary community; EFfie awards for writing, editing, and newsletters; and the APEX award for feature writing. Ruth was also the IABC/DC Communicator of the Year.

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