My book: Juggling on a High Wire

 

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Juggling on a High Wire

I’m tickled pink to let you all know that I have written a book for freelancers and self-employed folks! Juggling on a High Wire: The Art of Work-Life Balance When You’re Self-Employed. (Available on Amazon.com in paperback and Kindle versions.)

In my 18 or so years as a freelancer, I have weathered feast and famine periods, been overworked and underworked, and fretted over my schedule as I try to balance work and the rest of my life. This book is based on that experience, plus contributions from other freelancers. I do not pretend to have “the answer” for perfect work-life balance, but I present coaching-style powerful questions, options and choices, and thought challenges to help you create the life you want.

Self-employment can be quite rewarding and even fun, but it presents challenges that we may not have anticipated. Many freelancers end up thinking, “If I’m working ‘when I want to,’ how come that means I’m working all the time?!”

Juggling on a High Wire offers chapters that discuss

  • what work-life balance means in your life, and how your dreams and aspirations fit into it
  • task management in service of work-life balance
  • working from home, while balancing family care and other relationships
  • emergency preparedness
  • dealing with drought, dealing with deluge

I write from my successful career as the owner of Archer Editorial Services and the Editorial Bootcamp. I’m also a trained and certified life coach, which certainly informed some of the concepts in the book.

I offer a practical, thoughtful, real-world approach to crafting and correcting work-life balance. This book is intended for all self-employed workers, from those new to the lifestyle to veteran solopreneurs.

Business of Editorial Freelancing, Spring 2015

By popular demand! This five-part webinar will focus on freelance business building, including (but not limited to) the following topics:

  • Finding and getting clients
  • Creating and marketing a niche
  • Setting rates and negotiating
  • Resumes, LinkedIn, and your website
  • Marketing, networking, social media
  • Building your business in a slow time
  • Client communication
  • Feedback
  • Your professional presence (branding, website, etc.)
  • Work tips and good practices
  • Tax tips

Details
When: 5 Tuesdays, April  21, 28, May 5, 12, and 19
Time: 12:30 to 1:45 pm EDT
How: Via GoToMeeting (invitation will be issued before class)
Cost: $200 per person

All students will have access to detailed handouts, full MP3 recordings, and video clips from the class, so you do not have to attend “live” as it is broadcast (in fact, many of our students only listen to recordings). In fact, you can join the class at any time just by registering in the form below.

If you have already attended one our live events or webinar, you can save $50 off tuition; contact us for a coupon code before registering.

  • Price: $200.00

Business of Editorial Freelancing webinar, December 2012

We are very excited to announce a new 5-session webinar: The Business of Editorial Freelancing

By popular demand! This webinar will focus on freelance business building, including (but not limited to) the following topics:

  • Finding and getting clients
  • Niche editing
  • Setting rates and negotiating
  • Resumes, LinkedIn, and your website
  • Marketing, networking, social media
  • Building your business in a slow time
  • Client communication
  • Feedback
  • Your professional presence (branding, website, etc.)
  • Work tips and good practices
  • Tax tips

Details

When: 5 Mondays, December 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
Time: 1:30 to 2:45 pm EST
How: Via GoToMeeting
Cost: $200 per person

All students will have access to detailed handouts, full MP3 recordings, and video clips from the class, so you do not have to attend “live” as it is broadcast (in fact, many of our students only listen to recordings).

If you have already attended one our live events or webinar, you can save $50 off tuition; contact us for a coupon code before registering.

Register at our Registration page