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Friday, October 28 • 11:00am - 4:00pm

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So you want to freelance, maybe part time, maybe full time? Maybe you just got laid off and you’re freaking out. Come hear several panels on how to pitch, where to pitch, how much to charge and how to navigate freelance contracts. There will be three 45-minute panels (followed by Q. and A.) and a practice Pitchapalooza. We’ll have more than a dozen panelists on hand throughout the day to discuss the topic, including freelance writers, copy editors, videographers and more. Pre-registration on members.jaws.org is required.


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Joanne Bamberger

Author, "Love Her, Love Her Not: The Hillary Paradox"
Joanne Bamberger is an award-winning journalist and author. She is the author/editor of the award-winning bestseller "Love Her, Love Her Not: The Hillary Paradox," a researched anthology that explores our complicated feelings about Hillary Clinton. Joanne is the publisher and editor-in-chief of the The Broad Side, a noted digital magazine of women’s commentary. Joanne’s writing has appeared in many publications including The... Read More →
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Stacie Brew

Accountant, Independent
Stacie Brew has 30-plus years in the small-business accounting and consulting business. She specializes in helping small nonprofit and for-profit businesses (up to $4 million) get the most out of their accounting software  by a thorough review of the account structure and all related accounting processes. She works primarily with Intuit's QuickBooks (all versions) but is also versed in MAS90, Microsoft Office and MaestroSoft Auction... Read More →
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Mary C. Curtis

Political Columnist, Roll Call and NBCBLK
Mary C. Curtis, columnist at Roll Call, is an award-winning journalist, trainer and speaker. She has contributed to NPR, NBCBLK, The Washington Post “She the People,” ESPN’s The Undefeated, The Root, Women’s Media Center, MSNBC, BBC, and talks politics on WCCB-TV in Charlotte, N.C. She covered the 2008, 2012 and 2016 presidential campaigns, and was national correspondent for AOL’s Politics Daily, covering events such... Read More →
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Deborah Douglas

Instructor, Northwestern University
Deborah Douglas is an award-winning journalist who teaches at Northwestern University. Her tenure as a Chicago Sun-Times editorial board member and columnist paved the way for new adventures in thought-leadership. Currently, she is a senior leader with The OpEd Project, a global thought-leadership initiative, and has led programs and fellowships at Dartmouth College, the University of Texas at Austin, United Action Fund in South Africa... Read More →
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Dawn Fallik

Science/Medical Writer
Dawn Fallik is a science and medical writer based in Philadelphia. She is an assistant professor at the University of Delaware and writes for The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Wall Street Journal and Neurology Today, among others. She was a staff writer for The Associated Press, The St. Louis Post-Dispatch and The Philadelphia Inquirer and has a master's degree from the University of Missouri, specializing in database analysis. She is willing to... Read More →
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Jackie Frank

Editor, Reuters
Jackie Frank is a veteran journalist who worked as a Capitol Hill reporter and editor for Reuters in Washington, D.C., for close to 30 years. She is now policy and public affairs manager for Global Communities, a nonprofit organization that works in development, governance and humanitarian aid in 27 countries. Taking a buyout at Reuters was a turning point in her life (and one made with the advice of many JAWS friends at the Palm Springs CAMP... Read More →
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Mona Gable

Contributing Writer, Los Angeles Magazine
Mona Gable is a freelance writer in Los Angeles and a contributing writer to Los Angeles magazine. She covers feminism, science, culture and travel. Mona has written for Vogue, Self, Cosmopolitan, Prevention, Fast Company, Pacific Standard, The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, Vice, TruthPart.com, Salon and many other publications. Her story in Los Angeles magazine “The Trouble with Oxy,” about campus sexual violence, was named one... Read More →
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Lottie Joiner

Senior Editor, The Crisis magazine
Lottie Joiner is the senior editor of The Crisis magazine, the official publication of the NAACP. She is an award-winning journalist who covers race, social justice, civil rights and culture. Her work focuses on issues that impact minorities, women and underserved communities. She has written for a number of publications including The Washington Post, USA Today, The Daily Beast, Time.com, Essence magazine and The National Journal’s new... Read More →
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Pamela Moreland

Product Manager/Digital Media Strategist, Golden Wheel Communications
Pamela Moreland is a principal and an award-winning news product manager and digital media strategist with Golden Wheel Communications. Pam has advised, developed and executed content and social media strategies for bloggers, news and information websites. She currently works with Stanford University on news products ranging from the monthly email newsletter Stanford for You and the daily Stanford Report to a daily news digest and also works with... Read More →
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Jennie Phipps

Editor, Freelance Success
Jennie Phipps is a longtime word wrangler who edits Freelance Success, a community for independent writers and editors, and who also contributes to a variety of publications mostly writing about personal finance, real estate, small business and retirement. In the last century, shespent 25 years in the newspaper business, the last 10 as the editor of daily newspapers.
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Gail Ross

President, Ross Yoon Agency
As the president of the Ross Yoon Agency, Gail represents important commercial nonfiction in a variety of areas and counts top doctors, CEO's, prize-winning journalists and historians, and experts in a variety of fields are among her clients. She and her team work closely with first-time authors and have earned a reputation in the industry for providing rigorous, enthusiastic editorial guidance at all stages of the publishing process. In the... Read More →
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Liz Seegert

Health Reporter, Freelance
Liz Seegert has spent more than 30 years reporting and writing about health and general news topics for print, digital and broadcast media. Her primary beats currently include aging, social determinants and health policy. She is topic editor on aging for the Association of Health Care Journalists, reporting on the many health issues affecting older adults. Liz is a co-producer of “HealthStyles” on WBAI-FM in New York and the media fellows... Read More →
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Rachel Louise Snyder

Author, "What We’ve Lost is Nothing"
Rachel Louise Snyder is the author of the nonfiction book "Fugitive Denim: A Moving Story of People and Pants in the Borderless World of | Global Trade" (WW Norton, 2007) and the novel "What We’ve Lost is Nothing" (Scribner, 2014). She is the recipient of an Overseas Press Club Award and in 2014 was named an “outstanding new voice in fiction” by the Library Journal. For twenty years, her reportage has explored issues of... Read More →
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Fara Warner

WSJ Custom Studios, Global Editorial Director
Fara Warner is the global editorial director of WSJ Custom Studios, where she responsible for editorial and web development for the award-winning studio of The Wall Street Journal. The studio is the winner of a Cannes Lions for its investigative storytelling program about Pablo Escobar and the Medellín Cartel. She was previously the editorial director of AOL Tech, Business and Entertainment Group, overseeing editorial strategy and teams... Read More →
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Michele Weldon

Director of the Northwestern Public Voices Fellowship/Editorial Director, The OpEd Project/Take The Lead
Michele Weldon is emerita faculty in journalism at the Medill School, Northwestern University, where she taught for 18 years. She is director of the Northwestern Public Voices Fellowship through The OpEd Project, where she is a senior leader. She is also editorial director of Take The Lead Women and author of four nonfiction books, including her latest, “Escape Points: A Memoir,” which was named one of the best books of 2015 by... Read More →
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Amanda Zamora

Chief Audience Officer, Texas Tribune
Amanda Zamora leads The Texas Tribune’s audience growth and engagement efforts. A native Texan, Amanda joined The Tribune in 2016 after spending 13 years on the East Coast working for news organizations including The Huffington Post Investigative Fund, The Washington Post and ProPublica. Amanda got her start as a cub reporter at The Austin American-Statesman after graduating from the University of Texas. She strives to leverage her... Read More →

Friday October 28, 2016 11:00am - 4:00pm
Roanoke Ballroom A

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