Making Smart Choices: Which Freelance Projects Are Right for You?

Date: Tuesday, January 28, 7:00 – 9:30 pm
Location: Viola Desmond Room (3rd floor) at the Centre for Social Innovation (CSI), 192 Spadina Ave.

In 2020, get the jobs you really want and stop working on projects you might regret later. Michelle Waitzman’s Making Smart Choices: Which freelance projects are right for you? is based on her standing-room-only session at the 2019 Editors Canada conference in Halifax (co-presented with Jess Shulman).

The discussion will include ways to methodically evaluate new opportunities, so you can move your career in the direction you want. Bring a pen and paper (or your favourite device), and you’ll leave with a game plan for the year ahead. In this interactive presentation, we’ll crowdsource ideas and share experiences. Whether you are just starting out as a freelancer or have decades of experience, Michelle will get you thinking about what you’d love to work on and what you’d rather avoid.

More about our speaker

Michelle WaitzmanMichelle Waitzman is a non-fiction writer and editor who worked in TV production and corporate communications before going freelance. She enjoys the variety of work that freelancing brings and loves learning new things from the projects she’s working on. She works on content ranging from law textbooks to Facebook posts, and has written about outdoor sex, pigeon-guided missiles, cryptography, and immigrating to New Zealand.


Program details for Tuesday, January 28

7:00 pm          Informal meet and greet

7:30 pm          Program begins

8:30 pm          Q&A

9:00 pm          Coffee and mingle

Free for members; $10 for non-members; $5 for student non-members.

Directions, parking, accessibility, and other details about the venue are available here and here (for accessibility details, scroll down to item number nine within the second link).

Door prizes! Everyone is eligible to win! This month, we are offering

  • Dreyer’s English: An Utterly Correct Guide to Clarity and Style by Benjamin Dreyer (recently reviewed on BoldFace);
  • Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilience, and Finding Joy by Sheryl Sandberg and Adam Grant; and
  • The Missing Millionaire: The True Story of Ambrose Small and the City Obsessed with Finding Him by Katie Daubs.

Thank you to Penguin Random House Canada and Book City for the donations.

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Please note that although the third floor of CSI Spadina is fully accessible, the building’s narrow elevator (30 inches wide) may not accommodate all mobility devices. Please contact the branch programs chair at [email protected] with any questions or concerns about accessibility at this meeting.

We look forward to seeing you!

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