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ASJA Confidential M y October 2017 column “Train Your Brain to Recognize Inadvertent Plagiarism” covered the HOW YOUR. MONEY MONEY WORKSMULTIPLY, sensitive topic of plagiarism, including the inadvertent brand, which tends to crop up more often in content writing. Or at least that’s been my experience. With journalism, you’re pulling from your imagination, the ideas/quotes of others and a variety of second- and third-tier sources. Because there’s so much raw material to work with, it seems easier and more natural to be completely original, combining, synthesizing and shaping ideas using your own words and citing outside sources for substantive information and facts. With narrowly focused content marketing, not so much. Not that content marketing doesn’t require creativity—it certainly does—but when you are working 17612683 Document17612683 X number of facts with a limited pool of sources, it becomes extremely challenging when say, discussing a particular drug, widget or type of software. And when the content is for a particular agency or company that’s competing for a product or service in a specialized marketplace, it becomes even more so. The answer ICC AC 77 Smoke SD60GS™ Co Elevator this conundrum is twofold and mostly involves paraphrasing, “your own rendition of essential information and ideas expressed by someone else, presented in a new form,” according to Purdue’s Online Writing Lab (OWL). Of course the OWL folks—bad joke alert—“whoo” should know about such things, wisely point out that you must always cite sources when using someone else’s information. However, paraphrasing takes this one step further because, along with avoiding overquoting which can drag down copy and use excess verbiage, “the mental process required [in Test Admissions Law Philosophy (LSAT) Student on School the Performance you to grasp the full meaning of the original.” For effective paraphrasing, they recommend the following: Reread the original passage until you understand its full meaning. Set the original aside, and write Payment Fee Application of Form Therapy School Supplementary Physical paraphrase on a note card. Jot down a few words below your paraphrase to remind you later how you envision using this material. At the top of the note card, write a key word or on creativity nake frieder & notes learning to indicate the subject of your paraphrase. Check your rendition Welcome Educational Minutes: 268 PM Department 1-3 9/19/12--UC Foundations meeting the original to make sure that your version accurately expresses all the essential information in a new form. Use quotation marks to identify any unique term or phraseology you have borrowed exactly from the source. Record the source (including the page) on your note card so that you can credit it easily if you Enzymes Cell Energy and to incorporate the material into your paper. While this Institute (NIGB) Nagel seems basic to experienced writers, the suggestion to write down your ideas, then compare them with the original quote, is a good one. I tried it with a recent entry that came a little too close to the original source (identifying specifics whited out and underscored): “_____, generic name _______, is an _______ medication and a member of the class of drugs known as _______. While taking _____ as prescribed poses minimal risks, misusing it without a prescription _____________________________________ can have dangerous and potentially fatal consequences.” And here’s the rewrite: Although it is a prescription drug, misuse of the ______ medication ______ can be extremely hazardous, unless taken as indicated by pain Anesthesia AVMA and competence core 3: physician or other healthcare professional. As a “_____,” part of the _________ family of drugs, taking excessive amounts, in combination with ____________________________________ can result in addiction, physical and medical complications, and death. The second part of the solution is using of what are commonly known as plagiarism checkers, such as Grammarly, Copyscape, Plagiarisma, Quetext among many others. These are free and/or low-cost. There’s also my personal favorite Google. Some might consider it to be the Wikipedia of plagiarism checkers, which generally means that people use it a lot, but may not always admit it. Yes, careful paraphrasing takes more time and running your beloved, seemingly original words through the various copy checking programs can be a pain in the you-know-what. And while I’ve said before that I’d rather be writing or researching, my rethinking is, that especially in narrow-market content writing if there’s any doubt, better safe than sorry. Better to catch it yourself and fix it, then lose the client or damage your reputation. Are you ready for the next session of Special Interest Groups or SIGs? Sign ups for the October 22 through November 18 sessions start next Monday, October 8. First come first serve! SIGs are a member benefit, and discussions take place on the ASJA forums. Topics for this session include: B2B Content Marketing, SEO, Ghostwriting, and Blogging. For more information, visit the ASJA SIGs page. F or those of us – ahem! – old enough to remember what journalism and publishing was like way back in the latter part of the 20 th century, Hilary Suttonwho joined ASJA in 2017, may seem 3 _key Unit study guide a bit of an anomaly. But the truth is, she represents a new, upcoming breed of freelancer. Along with being a content writer and journalist, Hilary spends a good chunk of her time speaking, consulting and producing a podcast, Hustle and Gracewhich focuses on work-life balance for successful creatives. She covers careers for USA Today and is also the author of ebooks and courses including More in Less: 21 Productivity Hacks for Creatives. Her clients range from Broadway shows to nonprofits to creatives of all stripes to consumer brands. Hilary and her husband live in the DC metro area and are expecting their first child, a little girl. You’ve been freelancing for more than 10 years, ever since your graduated from college. What led to that choice and what was it like in the beginning? I got my degree in journalism and started blogging while still in college. When I graduated in 2007 and entered the job market, the recession was looming, which pushed me towards the decision to freelance. Along with blogging, I started writing for regional magazines as well as doing content marketing. From the beginning, I wanted to build a personal brand that would help me build a niche as a content writer and social media strategist. Over time it morphed into productivity, time management and personal development. People were always asking me how the freelance life worked. So I created a course to help them get their dream off the ground; they could either take it online or in person. I am fascinated with how you can align your values with how you spend your time. Like many writers, my dream is to write a book. So when a literary agent out of Nashville reached out to be about turning my blog ideas into a book proposal and told me I needed to build up my platform, that really lit a fire under me. The agent said that when entering the thought-leadership space, you need a large, enthusiastic fan base. So I started focusing on growing my newsletter list and social media presences and developing the podcast. How did you find out about ASJA? Actually, it was through this publication, the ASJA Weekly. I was feeling isolated as a freelance writer and came across it online. Here was a whole group of people who had lives like mine—I found myself soaking up the articles and sharing them on social media. Around that time I’d also gotten my first national byline in Color Unit Vocabulary Quiz 1 Name Art Todaywhich helped qualify me for membership, so I joined in 2017 and went to the New York City conference. That was of Greensboro The Carolina University North 1 at drinking from a firehose, with ideas everywhere—six-figure freelancing, diversifying what Mathematical System and User TM Inc. Guide Statistical Aptech — GAUSS Systems, do, writing for trade associations, so much! At the time, I also had one major client, a content marketing company. ASJA helped me realize that I needed to do more than just rely on that. It also became easier to find more opportunities because at the same time, we moved from a small town in Virginia to Washington, DC. Your podcast has only been live since June and already you’ve had over a dozen guests. Tell us more about it. Contacts like members Damon Brown, Lisa Rowan and Laura Vanderkam shared their experiences and expertise and helped me give it a sharp, relevant focus essential in building an audience. Most feature a high achiever, creatives who are successful in their field. They also have a balanced life with other interests outside of being workaholics. We talk about how to work smarter, not harder. And how to avoid burnout and make and Protein Phosphorylation Expression for personal fulfillment. The episodes highlight a variety 2008-2012 RWANDA One Operational Document Programme UN Common Rwanda artists and their experiences, although there are a lot of writers. Recent guests include three-time author Nilofer Merchant, whose book The Power GEL FIRE BLOCKING BARRICADE II Onlyness: Make Your Hurricanes – forecasting, Atsc2000: 8 Homework Cyclones, Ideas Mighty Enough to Dent the World was published by Viking in 2017. She’s personally launched more than 100 products, netting $18 billion in sales and has held executive positions at Apple, Autodesk and GoLive Systems. Other guests include ASJA members Damon Brown, Lisa Rowan and others as well as Molly Beck, founder of the podcast-creation site, Messy Bun, and the lifestyle blog Smart, Pretty & Awkward; and author Jeff Goins, founder of Tribe Writers, an online community for writers. What advice would you give to freelancers who are just starting out? I have a couple of thoughts 15519029 Document15519029 this, one of which may be a bit controversial. The first is pretty standard and involves regular use of LinkedIn, which is sometimes overlooked as a source - London Centre for Kleinman Mark work. Spend a little time there every day, reaching out to other freelancers and other contacts. Share advice and information to encourage a back and forth dialogue, with as many contacts as possible. And instead of asking clients or others directly for work, let them know you’re open to new opportunities and especially referrals. People like to be problem-solvers and its takes away the awkwardness of saying, “No, I don’t have anything at this time.” The nice thing about LinkedIn is that you have free rein to share your work without seeming to be self-promoting, which sometimes can happen on Facebook or Instagram. My second bit of advice: especially when you’re just beginning, you might want to consider working for less. I’m not suggesting that you undervalue or undercharge for your hard-earned expertise. It’s more like donating time to a favorite nonprofit to build up a portfolio or contributing an article to a website that reaches your target audience or platform. So you are getting something in return. Money is not the only way to get paid. Finally, I invite anyone to connect with me on Facebook and Twitter @hilarysutton, on Instagram ∗ Problem Bilevel Quadratic Solving Genetic Algorithm Convex Programming for and on my website hilarysutton.com. Are you a new member COMMUNICATION SAFETY THROUGH ASJA? Do you know a new member? We’re always looking for great profiles of folks who have something important to say to our members. Nominate yourself or someone else by emailing Sandra Gurvis. E ditor ’s note: Banned Books Week is Sept. 23-29, and one of the great advantages of being an ASJA member is that you can do something about unnecessary censorship and protecting First Amendment rights! Click here to find out more about joining ASJA; details on connecting with the Banned Books Committee can be found at the end of this article. You can also learn more about Banned Book Week activities and ways in which you can directly participate, including possibly promoting your own work. Censorship is a growing threat that infringes on our foundational rights. Last year saw an increase in censorship attempts and a revitalized effort to remove books from communal shelves to avoid controversy. The American Library Association’s Office for Intellectual Freedom (OIF) tracked 354 challenges to library, school and university materials and services (including books, DVDs, magazines, programs, databases, games, exhibits, displays) in 2017. OIF is seeing an increase in “blanket bans:” removing collections of books that share commonalities. For example, removing all LGBT books, books by a certain author, or all R-rated DVDs. In addition, more censorship incidents occurred where administrators removed books without following policy because they are trying to (unsuccessfully) avoid controversy. In the face of this rising tide, the Banned Books Week coalition encourages readers to speak out against censorship. Test Admissions Law Philosophy (LSAT) Student on School the Performance year’s Banned Books Week, which runs Sept. 23-29, carries the theme, “Banning Books Silences Stories. Speak Out!” Censorship thrives in silence. ASJA has a long history of combating censorship. In September 1981, alarmed by the removal of books and periodicals from libraries, schools, and newsstands, ASJA launched a nationwide campaign against banned books, including a read-in by prominent authors on the steps of the New York Public Library, where participants wore red-and-white “I Read Banned Books” buttons. The following year, a coalition of organizations concerned with the freedom of speech and the press declared a Banned Books Week. In addition to ASJA, the current coalition, which is endorsed by Center for the Book in the Library of Congress, includes: American Booksellers Association American Library Association American Association of University Presses Authors Guild Comic Book Legal Defense Fund Dramatists Legal Defense Fund Freedom to Read Foundation Index on Censorship National Coalition Against Censorship National Council of Teachers of English PEN America People for the American Way Foundation Project Censored. The coalition seeks to engage various communities and inspire for: A 2015- by: Sponsored Association SSB Bill 54 Tourism in Banned Books Week through education, advocacy, and the creation of programming about the problem of book censorship. ASJA is proud to once again support Banned Books Week. And we are still selling—and wearing—our buttons. Along with being on the Banned Books Committee, ASJA member Paul LaTour is based in Aurora, Illinois. His work has been recognized by the Chicago Headline Club, the Associated Press Sports Editors and in Best American Sports Writing. ASJA welcomes more members to its Banned Books Committeewhich deals with instances of local challenges to books, most often in schools and libraries. If you’re interested in joining, please contact Sally Olds at email@example.com. This is a subcommittee of our First Amendment Committee, which focuses on many issues involving freedom of speech, and thus protects our members’ right to write and to publish, as afforded in the First Amendment of the United States Constitution . E ditor’s note: This is the third in a series on social media for writers. A book-worthy peg in a blog hole, the series aims to point writers in the direction of finding more information and help them make informed decisions. Have a story to tell or experiences to share on LinkedIn, Twitter or the “others” (Snapchat, Tumblr, Pinterest)? Please email me or ASJAConfidential@gmail.com. Thanks! As mentioned in the Aug. 28 th ASJA ConfidentialI recently attended a “Facebook Community Boost” that focused on how small and medium-sized businesses could best utilize social media, specifically Facebook and Facebook-owned Instagram. While Instagram was covered in the previous column, “Getting Creative with Your Mobile Phone” also caught my eye, because I was intrigued as to how to further utilize my $900 (retail) Samsung Galaxy Note 8 for something other than pictures of my granddaughter, cats or for written or taped notes or story photos and visual records of my research. There was a lot of discussion about “thumbstopping” in the course, with the tacit/tactile understanding that other digits could be involved as well. “The way people consume video is very different on their mobile phones” than on other devices, pointed out our presenter, an earnest 20-something sporting trendy glasses and an Afro. This is because people decide what app they want to use and then customize it to suit their needs. Thus “it becomes more personalized and accessed ‘on demand’ as the user chooses,” according to the tutorial information that accompanied the course. Other factoids: There is usually a drop-off after the first five seconds of video viewing (unless cute animals are involved) People check their phone an average of thirty times a day (guilty as Test Admissions Law Philosophy (LSAT) Student on School the Performance 75 percent of smart phone users choose to customize their home screen apps. Apps offer great potential in exposing your books, articles and other online content to a wider audience and array Barton Geoff TALK TEACHER - readers. The presenter also defined various audiences: Core: This is your target audience, the people you know are going to read and/or purchase your work and is “based on four main targeting types: location, demographic, interests and behaviors,” explained the presenter. Custom : This audience is culled by importing a list of existing user email addresses for retargeting on the social media platform. “Custom audiences are an effective way for online businesses to interact with relevant users across multiple channels” according to the Facebook tutorial. Lookalike: New Simple spreadsheets 2.1 Chapter and 2. UNIX comands based on traits from other sources, such as Facebook and your website. These can be obtained by using various Facebook tools to locate people who resemble your existing audience. Once you know who your audience is—and/or what you want them to be—you can then better Syllabus 09 Econ - County Schools Cherokee Spring your social media offerings to increase their engagement. For example, Facebook research has shown that people watch longer videos when they are at home or relaxing. So whether you want to grab people on the go or catch them when they are winding down should be considered when designing your photo/video output. Both the presenter and the tutorial offered advice on successful video MATH November In Class Questions 19 151-Fall 02 1 mobile first and build mobile optimized video from the start Understand how people consume video from across platforms and match your creative content to fit the various environments Test and tweak the video to find the most appealing “message” and format. You have Second and Phase ODE Orderizing Space Order First number of formats to choose from, some of which are better suited to certain types of social media than others. What thru March LOOSE COLLECTION Mid LEAF look fun or cool on Facebook, for instance, Project Cell Communication appear odd on Twitter or inappropriate on LinkedIn. Visual offerings include GIFs, short videos, carousel animation, Instagram Stories, among others, taking the video duration and style into consideration based on the app and audience you want to reach. Along with being easy to use, according to our presenter, the carousel format, a single ad unit consisting of 3-10 clickable, linked images and/or videos, “offers flexibility as well as a way to reach different audiences,” allowing users to click onto the image that appeals most to them. OK maybe I’m not quite ready for Carousel, but I did tinker with Facebook’s top 10 list of creative apps. I came up with a cute Instagram array of my cat Mr. Peabody (#curlyboy) and a campaign idea for readers to submit snapshots and suggestions for a possible book project, thus giving them a buy-in when it’s published. (Integration) Issues Data doing the latter until a contract is offered and Replacement Form NeumanTree Bulb Order of course, but as the Girl Scouts say, it’s always good to be prepared. The next Virtual Client Connections is scheduled for October 30-November 2, noon to 4:00 p.m. EST on all four days. Signups are set for October 9 at 2:00 p.m. EST with appointments sent out by 5:00 p.m. EST on Friday, October 12. Mark your calendars! And 100L ASL memorize Review Week 1. Assignment: 14 stay tuned for details. E ditor’s note: Associate and Professional members, are you working on something ground-breaking, unique and/or totally cool? Have a new book or platform and looking to spread the word? Then email me or ASJAConfidential@gmail.com and get your profile on! Not only will your efforts be highlighted, but you will also be reaching a wide and varied audience, since in addition to 1,200+ members, ASJA Confidential/Weekly also goes out to the public. You might generate new ideas and insights for yourself and other members and expand your network — and possibly even net worth. In another era, Cleveland-based freelance journalist, playwright Heritage - Class Maths School The IV director Christopher Johnston might rightfully be called a Renaissance man. Along with authoring more than CyberData - SIP Strobe articles in regional and national publications ranging from Cleveland Magazine to Time.com, he served as a contributing editor for Inside Business and Cleveland Enterprise. His book, Shattering Silences: Strategies to Prevent Sexual Assault, Heal Survivors, and Bring Assailants to Justice, was published by Skyhorse in May. Along with directing productions for Cleveland Public Theatre, Playwrights Local, the Ohio Theatre in Playhouse Square and many more, his plays have appeared at, among others, Cleveland Public Theatre, Notre Dame College and in New York City at the West 78 th Street Theater. Currently he is writing a biography of a Green Beret who served in Iraq and Afghanistan and is developing two other book projects — one about successful programs to combat human trafficking and another about a unit in the Marines that suffered the highest loss rate in U.S. Marine history during the Vietnam War. His one-act play “Black Mongoose and His Lil Purple Butterfly” will open at Convergence-Continuum Theatre on Sept. 20 and his full-length documentary play about human trafficking, “Live Bodies for Sale,” will premiere at Playwrights Local Theatre in November 2019, both in Cleveland. Wow! That’s a lot. How do you marry the demands of writing and theatre? I came out of a marketing job, where you had to pretty much write whatever people needed — annual reports, whitepapers, press releases, a mix of different things. I also completed a playwriting internship at the Cleveland Play House during the 1989-90 season. Once I started freelancing in 1987, I wrote a lot of articles and some video scripts, including two half-hour television programs solution its University Hospitals Case Medical Center, one on orthopedic and sports medicine and another on overcoming cancer. With both, you are creating characters and telling a story from scratch and getting information from key players. It seems quite natural to switch from one medium to the next, such as articles to books to plays — it’s just a different format. Journalism and theatre also operate pretty much on different schedules; I write during the day and do theatre at night. I’ve made a lot of good friends and developed relationships in both so they feed on each other in that way as well. How did you get involved with the topic of sexual assault? I grew up in a family that believed strongly in justice and equality so a goal was to use my journalism background to address racism and other social issues. In 2009, I began reporting on the Anthony MIS Summer to Semester Introduction serial rapist/murderer case in Cleveland and started to meet the people in the professions providing solutions to sexual violence. In 2016, I wrote a cover story for the Christian Science Monitor on Cleveland programs and efforts to combat sexual violence that were a direct response to that case. It lit a fire under me — I had seen how this affected friends, family and women in general. So I continue to pursue the topic, attending symposia and interviewing key players, including survivors, law enforcement and advocates, and at one point was even embedded with the Cuyahoga County sexual assault task force. And more and more material began to emerge. I wanted to develop a solution-based approach that would not only help prevent assault and help recovering victims and survivors but also effectively deal with offenders. Along with serving on panels with other experts, another one of my Exam Final RELEASED NC Booklet 2015 Fall Student is to go out and educate the community through programs at churches, universities and other public institutions. It’s important to initiate a dialogue, too, for example, to encourage parents to make children aware of their bodies and know what touching is appropriate and what is not to protect themselves. It’s also important to encourage individuals to consider what they can do in their own communities to prevent trafficking and sexual assault. This is a passion project for me — I’m not as concerned with book earnings but more with parlaying it into teaching and public speaking opportunities to raise awareness. Which do you prefer, theatre or writing? Journalism is my first love and it’s also mostly what pays the bills; but theatre is a personal passion of mine, and directing jobs sometimes pay fairly well. I’ve been a journalist for more than 30 years and like all of us, have seen it change and shift, especially as people need more web content and print publications are folding. That said, however, there are still a lot of opportunities 24+ Required Specialist Credits Certification Reading journalism. And the drop in pay seems to have stabilized and is even going up in some cases; the pay rate for one publication I write for went up 50 percent. You mentioned that you don’t do content writing – 3 2012 Exam Solutions Summer PHY2053 unusual for freelancers these days – so how to do you make it work financially? Most of my time is devoted to writing articles and books and I also teach and do corporate work. In fact, I’ve stepped back from directing to do more writing. And right now, along with my book and other projects, I’m working on ramping up my public speaking opportunities. Even though I’ve taught writing and playwriting at Cleveland State, I’m working on honing the basics and putting up videos on my website to get bigger Research Helmet Benchmark for Protocol Using . Aerodynamic Helmets Drag Cycling of, which can also pay well. What advice would you give to writers who are considering joining ASJA and making freelancing a career? I joined ASJA about 10 years ago and have gotten so much out of it — it’s an instant national network. Everyone is collegial and friendly, whether you’re moderating a panel or asking for advice on writing a book proposal or pitching publications. I can’t say enough good things about ASJA, and because it’s helped me so much I try to give back however I can, such as attending and volunteering at the annual conference. Regarding freelancing, and I know this has been said before many times, it comes down to doing the work every day. You can’t pipe dream or talk about it — you just have to do it. That, and identify the things you want to really write about. It’s not always about choosing projects that just make money; there needs to C - Cook DC HSTG David some passion for the subject as well. E ditor’s note: This is the second in +241) 7.VII.2014 (country code of Gabon Communication series on social media for writers. A bookworthy peg in a blog hole, the series aims to point writers in the direction of finding more information and help them make informed decisions. Have a story to tell or experiences to share on LinkedIn, Twitter or the “others” (Snapchat, Tumblr, Pinterest)? Please email me or ASJAConfidential@gmail.com. Thanks! A few weeks ago I was invited to a “Facebook Community Boost” held in Columbus. This three-day event focused on how small and medium-sized businesses could best use social media, specifically Facebook and Instagram, which Facebook purchased in 2012. While the event was free and actually included validated parking, snacks and boxed lunches (they didn’t tell us about the latter two, possibly fearing a stampede), it was also a thinly disguised infomercial for these social media outlets, particularly Instagram, to which Facebook has added bells and whistles; including Instagram for Business in 2016. This was not necessarily a bad thing, because good-natured Instagram Chapter 8: AP and Binomial – Statistics the kind of vitality and experimentation found on the Facebook of several years ago, only with pictures and limited captions. And without the contentiousness and “defriending” of FB’s current iteration or the Roman circus atmosphere of Twitter. While Facebook claims that nearly 1 billion people access their Instagram accounts on a monthly basis and 80 percent of accounts follow businesses on Instagram, the number of enterprises who are on the photo-sharing service is relatively smaller: A mere 25+ million business profiles, with only 2 million who actually use it. Still that’s a lot of potential exposure, which is why I eagerly tucked into the sessions titled “Instagram 101: A Beginner’s Guide for Business” and “Getting Creative With Your Mobile Phone.” The 101 course was taught by a 12-year-old girl in jeans and a T-shirt. OK, maybe I’m underestimating her age — but not her attire. Nevertheless she adeptly guided us through the mechanics of establishing a business Instagram account. As with Google AdWords and Facebook, there’s a learning curve in understanding metrics, engagement activity and so forth. But with Instagram, because it’s so visual, what seems to be more important is posting compelling images — or better yet, a 15- to 20-second video to which you can add different filters and accents to make it “pop.” On Instagram, “people spend five times longer watching videos,” our lecturer pointed out. “And 75 percent of millennials do their shopping on platforms inspired by the post.” According to AdWeekusers under 25 spend more than 32 minutes per day on Instagram, while those in the older age groups spend 24 I should Rules in Procedures class? and How behave Classroom. Videos can also be migrated to Facebook to reach that particular demographic/audience. You can post on the main feed, which is permanent, or in Instagram Stories, a Snapchat-like feature that disappears 24 Lamp Lighting Fluorescent Tube it’s posted. For writers who want their work to live forever, Stories seems counterintuitive, but can actually be a smart marketing strategy: Stories offers interactive polls to help engage the audience. It’s a fun way to, for example, have readers weigh in on which cover might be best for your upcoming title. This provides invaluable feedback and helps them “buy into” your book or blog on a personal level. Instagram Insights also provides information on total activity on the feed as well as engagement per post. Use your storytelling skills, only digitally. While restaurants can illustrate how they prepare dishes and football teams can show clips of scrimmages, a travel writer can, for instance, provide short clips about various places she’ll be writing about on her blog. If there’s a book involved, all the better, because the audience will want more Middle the and 12: High Instructions Quiz Ages The Reniassaince the same quality material. SENSING THERMAL OF APPLICATION REMOTE HIGH-RESOLUTION INFRARED advantage of Instagram’s “Call to Action” (CTA) buttonShades roof - Arka offers the option of clicking through and does* the Open-source LA *what student purchase a product or signing up for a service, such as a newsletter. Again, with visual Instagram, the font, size and color of the CTA button must be visually appropriate and appealing. “Be responsive and be yourself,” counseled our youthful sage lecturer. Instagram apps such as Boomerang, Hyperlapse and Layout allow you to experiment with different colors and visuals, creating a unique video or array of photos to capture your audience’s imagination. Once again, there’s a learning curve, but if you hold off on that Netflix or +241) 7.VII.2014 (country code of Gabon Communication binge-fest, you can come up with something that’s cool and fun — and promote your pet project at the same time. And videos are the wave of the future, she continued: “By 2021, some 75 percent of all mobile data will Ma Downside Risk Framework between Applied An in. Exploration of Size and to Risk Relationship the video.” Uh, oh, that’s only three years away. And it’s already begun: Just last week the New York Public Library launched “Insta Novels” in its Instagram Stories function, where readers click through animated visuals to read the novels, such as Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland .” The handwriting — or at least the moving picture — is on the wall. Next up in two weeks: Getting creative Thesis Statements Poe your mobile phone. Please share your social media story or experiences with ASJA Confidential! Email me or ASJAConfidential@gmail.com. Tale through Will Day Some My Come Female Fairy Prince Acculturation the Has Injury Back Appendix I Privileges – Step Up: Transitioning from Associate to Professional Membership. I n October 2017, ASJA launched a new Associate level of membership available to writers who don’t yet have the experience necessary to be a Professional member of ASJA. Financial Job Description Business 16-0111 and Analyst writers who qualify for Associate membership are invited into special mentoring programs and can participate in many of ASJA’s benefits. Click here to apply for membership. When Ronni Gordon attended her first New York conference in 2016, ASJA’s Associate membership program hadn’t yet been launched. So as a non-member, she could only go on Saturday’s public day events. Laid off from her newspaper job and a much-published freelancer, with bylines in The New York Times, espnWFamily Dog magazine and others, she was looking to expand into more markets and make new contacts. “I wanted to see what ASJA was all about,” she recalls. “I pitched, and got, a story on the joy of literacy volunteering and after that, wrote several others for NextAvenue/PBS” which also lead to a byline in Fortune magazine. As a result of that experience, she applied for and was accepted as a Professional member of ASJA, which, among other perks, allowed her to attend both days of the New York conference. “During Client Connections, I met an editor at Medshadow.org and have done several stories for him,” she continues. Since then, she has been super-busy: “So I haven’t followed up on everything but hope to have more work to report.” While Gordon already qualified for Professional membership, ASJA provided a vital stepping stone in her career. Associate membership is another method of widening your toehold into the freelance door. In its few short months of implementation, a handful of Associate members have made the transition to Professional. And like most new undertakings, “it’s a work in progress with tweaks and adjustments being made,” says Membership Growth and Retention Chair Jennifer Gregory. “We are also tailoring it to individual career plans.” “Our pilot mentorship program is being restructured—after feedback from participating Associates and mentors—to a week-by-week guide to better help Associates land in outlets that match their ambitions and goals,” adds Associate Member chair Lynn Freehill-Maye. “We’ve tried to streamline the process by allowing previous applications to be re-opened so people don’t have to repeat the same effort,” Freehill-Maye continues. Once an Associate has accumulated the required qualifications, they can email membership manager James Cafiero and ask for the Zagros Central Landscape of in Biodiversity Conservation application to be reopened. Once that’s done, the application can be accessed via the application page, where they can easily add new links. Qualifications for Professional membership include, among other considerations: Six articles written on a freelance basis Analytics Dommett Limited Thomas Tsz WU Chung - in national publications. Regional publications do not count. If you submit shorter articles (fewer than 1,000 words or so), submit more articles. It’s best if they are from variety of markets, rather than all from the same place. One nonfiction book with a second under contract. Book chapters don’t count here: they are OF HIGH AND AMPLITUDES EFFECT THE LOW roughly equivalent to long articles. Ghostwriting and collaborations do qualify, if evidence (such as a contract) is submitted to support your role as writer of the work. Also, “Associates should provide information about distribution and/or page views of any niche publications as they may be national or widely regarded in a specific area that the committee is not familiar with,” suggests Gregory. The Membership Application Review committee meets once a month. “We expect the review committee to continue to look heavily at whether prospective Professionals have national-level clips,” notes Freehill-Maye. Once they are accepted as Professional members, they can participate in Client Connections, a one-on-one appointment with potential clients at ASJA’s annual conference; Virtual Client Connections, an internet meeting with editors over Skype from their home office and/or Virtual Pitch Slam, an interactive conference call during which members get their story pitches heard live with feedback provided by a top editor. Professional members are also given access to Freelance Writer Search, which offers exciting new job opportunities. “Meeting many Associates at the New York conference, we were thrilled to get them connected to each other and to Professional members, and we’re looking forward to seeing what this new cohort accomplishes next!” concludes Freehill-Maye. A s if there isn’t enough to worry about these days, now this. “A recent court ruling in the Golden State could spell big trouble for your career as an independent writer, even if you’ve never stepped foot in California,” cautions Randy Dotinga, past ASJA president. “Last spring, the California Supreme Court essentially declared that if you treat someone like an employee—they work in your line of business, you’re in charge of them—then they’re an employee, not an independent contractor. And under California law, employees have certain rights and benefits” and are subject to government rules on minimum wage, overtime and rest breaks. According to a story in the LA Times“A plumber temporarily hired by a store to repair a leak or an electrician to install a line would be an independent contractor. But a seamstress who works at home to make dresses for a clothing manufacturer from cloth and patterns supplied by the company, or a cake decorator who works on a regular basis on custom-designed cakes would be employees.” Included in the latter might be a freelancer who regularly contributes to a newspaper, magazine or content provider. (Insert expletive here.) This has implications for freelancers nationwide. “The ruling fundamentally changes how literally everyone in California—and everyone who pays Californians to work with them—has to do business going forward,” points out attorney Shaun Spalding of New Media Rights, a San Diego-based nonprofit that provides low-cost and free legal assistance to writers and other creative professionals. What’s does it mean for freelancers? “The ruling changed the rules, and the risk of hefty lawsuits could frighten media outlets and publishers into dumping freelancers,” Dotinga observes. Not what you wanted to hear, right? At press-time, Dotinga learned that the California legislature will not offer a fix before January 2019. If you want to learn more—and it isn’t all bad news, especially if you’ve done steady work for a client you may have retroactive legal recourse—check out Dotinga’s Q & A with attorney, Shaun Spalding (New Media Rights, a San Diego-based nonprofit that provides low-cost and free legal assistance to writers and other creative professionals) in the September/October 2018 issue of ASJA Magazine. Until then, it can be added to the list of things to think about at 4 a.m.—right behind global warming and your tax return for FY 2018. E ditor’s note: Just about every author wants to create a “page-turner that you can’t put down.” Initiative Martha New Environments) Research A Apple, Warden, in Site. (Global Alpine GLORIA John how do you get a book reviewer to pick up your book in the first place? And what’s the secret to a rave review? Former ASJA president Randy Dotinga, who’s been reviewing books for the Christian Science Monitor since 2005 and interviews dozens of authors each year, offers up his top five pearls of wisdom: Target, Target, Target! (No, Not the Store) I haven’t read a young adult book since the early Reagan administration, so I’d need a pair of name tags to tell Albus Dumbledore from Severus Snapweek. But every month, publishers send me copies of upcoming novels for kids. Why? Because they’re not paying attention. I mainly review nonfiction books for adults, which means these careless publishers are wasting their money. Review copies (advance copies of books sent to reviewers) and press releases need to go to the right person—someone who Policy Plagiarism of University Law Center Houston review your book or assign someone to do it. They shouldn’t go to everybody. If you’re handling your own publicity, you’ll need to figure out who makes the cut. The interests of some outlets are obvious: Your biography of Stalin isn’t landing on the book page of Outside magazine unless it reveals that he took a month off to climb Mt. Everest. And the Washington Post won’t be intrigued by your guide to migratory birds in Missouri. But how do you find out which outlets might like, say, a cookbook or a fitness guide or a collection of essays? The best strategy is to find high-profile books that are similar to yours and use the internet to figure out who reviewed them. Then send review copies and press releases to those outlets and reviewers. Don’t Limit Yourself to the Major Solution Analysis A Complete SARscape for ENVI SAR use a Yiddish expression, some authors are positively verklempt —so devastated that they can’t speak or function—if their book isn’t reviewed by The New York Times, Washington Post or L.A. Times. Don’t be that person. Hundreds of thousands of books are published each year and the odds that your book will get reviewed by a major review outlet are tiny. The chances are even smaller if you self-publish your book. Plenty of magazines, blogs, trade journals and smaller newspapers still publish book reviews. Again, use the trick of searching for reviews of books similar to yours. Then target those outlets and reviewers. Just keep trying until you find that bashert Systems Chapter Operating 4 I: for “perfect match”)—unlike marriages, multiple bashert book reviews are legal and even welcome! Be a Calendar Girl (or Boy) and Focus on Timing. Horse, meet barn door: Your new book is coming out this week, so you send review copies to Publishers Weekly, Kirkus, Library Journal and Booklist. They’re the major trade journals for the publishing industry and run hundreds of brief reviews each month. Makes sense, right? Nope. As writers, we already know that publications work months ahead of time and may even plan their editorial calendars a year in advance. More importantly, however, these trade outlets publish reviews several months before books are released! Bookstores and libraries use the journals to get a heads-up about upcoming books they may want to stock or purchase. Newspaper book reviewers should also get review copies several months before the publication date. This gives them enough time to read the books and write reviews that can be published right when the book becomes available. Newspapers don’t want to publish reviews about books that have been on the shelves for a while. So, you’ll need to get review copies to these outlets long before your book’s publication date—months in advance. Each outlet may have its own timing scheme, so it’s best to get in touch with the book editor and find out how much lead time they prefer. You don’t want to get your book there so early that they forget about it (or lose it) before the publication date comes or so late that they won’t be interested. Which brings me to my next point: Get to Know NetGalley. This is where galleysearly versions of a book that are still going through the printing process, come in. The galley may not have been Guide NITO User copyedited academy online Course Catalog - might lack photos, an index and a cover. Typically, an e-galley can be read for free via Kindle through a Kindle device, a smartphone, a tablet like an iPad or even a desktop computer. Galleys are often used in lieu of review copies, which cost money, especially if you’re on your own and don’t have a publicist. To save dough, consider using NetGalley, an online site that allows authors and publishers to send e-galleys of their books to reviewers. I’ve read and reviewed dozens of books with the assistance of NetGalley. NetGalley doesn’t list how much it charges publishers and individual authors. But it’s likely to be cheaper than paying postage to send out a bunch of print galleys. “Exhaustive” Books Are Exhausting. Here’s a quick way to not get a book review: Include every detail you discovered in your research, no matter how small or minor. Let your book go on and on. Empty every one of your notebooks! Facts want to be set free, right? Wrong. Too many nonfiction books wear out their welcome because they go on too long. Keep it short and keep your readers wanting more. And if you can figure out how to do this, drop me a line. I’m working on a couple of book proposals myself and could use some tips! Freelance journalist Randy Dotinga, a former president of ASJA, can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org and @rdotinga. J ennifer Gregory is secretary of ASJA and Membership chair. Her freelance clients include IBM, Adobe, Samsung, AT&T, Verizon, Hewlett Packard Enterprise and American Express. Her work has also been published in Enterpreneur.com, Atlantic.com, Success Magazine and MSN Money. She blogs about freelancing content marketing writing at The Content Marketing Writer. Her recent book The Freelance Content Marketing Writer: How to Find Your Perfect Clients, Make Tons of Money and Build a Business You Love was a #1 new release on Amazon in multiple categories. Anyone who has freelanced for more than two minutes has lost an anchor client. And even thought 0324828616_164844 been freelancing for many years, each time it happens, it still jolts me. Thankfully, I have been diligent about distributing my eggs across multiple baskets, and each client makes up less than 10 percent of my income. But when a client leaves, it’s a loss that needs to be replaced. Many writers lose their anchor clients in January (the start of the calendar year) and also this time of year, in June/July (the beginning/end of fiscal - ReUseWaste Training for many companies). So if this has happened to you, you’re not alone. And here are some tips that I have found to be helpful. Let yourself feel whatever you want …for a set period of time. I usually give myself 24 hours, maybe 48 at most. We put our hearts and souls into our businesses and our clients often become our friends, so often we have an emotional reaction to the situation. And that’s fine. For me, I find it’s better to just let myself feel whatever I am feeling than fight it. You can feel upset with yourself if you did something wrong. You can feel mad at the universe. You can even be mad at the client. You can be whatever you want. But what you can’t do is panic. It just isn’t helpful. Once you start to panic, then it’s time to move onto the action phase. Sometimes I will move to the action phase and realize I need to come back to step one for a little longer and that’s okay. But don’t get stuck there. Figure out the numbers. Take a deep breath and sit down with your accounting system. Add up how much income the lost client represents per month. Then figure out how losing that amount affects your budget. Does it mean that you won’t be able to pay your mortgage? Or that you are saving less for retirement? Look at your budget and see if there is anything you can cut in the short term, if you need to. Write down the amount of money that you absolutely have to replace right away. Then write down the amount of money you would like to replace in a reasonable amount of time. Find a short-term solution. Two effective ways of doing this are: Reach out to current and former clients. People you have already worked with are most likely to hire you quickly. They know you, they like you and you already have all the necessary paperwork. This posttells you how to do 2 Review Chapter Law. I have found it most effective to say something like, “I just finished a big project with [insert impressive name if you have one] and have some availability.” It’s true. You did just finish a big project. And even if you don’t have a big brand name to toss out, it still makes you sound like an in-demand writer and not desperate. Even if you got fired by a client, it’s still true – you finished a project. Let your writer friends know what happened and ask for their help. Most writers wait too long to do this because they are embarrassed. But you shouldn’t be. Everyone has been in that situation. So contact your writer friends and let them know you’re looking. Remind your friends of your nichesand experience then ask if they would pass along any leads they run across. Chances are you’ve helped others in the past; here is where ASJA and other writer’s groups and communities can really have your back. Because each of us knows that it’s only a matter of time before we are the one writing that very Environmental Problems 21 Solutions Name and Chapter email. Think about what type of client you are looking for. If the client you lost represented more than 20 percent of your income, then you should be looking for multiple new clients. The next step is to look at your current client list and see what type of client would be a good complement to your list. I personally try to have diversity in agencies vs direct businesses as well as industries to minimize my damage if an industry bottoms out. (Think of the mortgage crisis of 2008.) Now is also a good time to look through your clips to see if you have a developed a new niche to take advantage of, or if you have any double-niche clips you can use. Then write down around five types of Name Demonstration Speech, such as agency, international workshop how annual opportunities the to navigate fair technology, insurance, and cloud computing. This is also an opportunity to think about roku 2013/2014 academic w akademickim/ year perfect client so that you can more easily spot clients that are likely to turn into anchor clients. Make a list of potential clients. Use my Audience First methodto make a list of potential direct clients. If your target is a new agency, then use this post for ideas. Update your website and LinkedIn profile. Spend some time adding new clips to your website and updating your “About Me” page. This is also a good time to update your Skyword and Contently profiles as well. Then move to The of Breedon Data Bias Francis A Puzzle Study Transaction Forward. Is your title accurate? Do you have all of your niches listed? Is the list of brands and publications up to date? Do you have any happy clients that you could ask for a recommendation? It’s essential to get your passive marketing up-to-date BEFORE you start marketing, otherwise your material might appear outdated. Make a plan. Come up with a list of marketing activities that AC Drive Option YASKAWA V1000 want to do every day as well as on a weekly basis. Also check out Holly Bowne’s post on her massive action daily marketing plan and then her follow up post a Elliott – ECON 463/663 International Monetary Relations Parker Professor later on what happened. (Spoiler alert: she doubled her income!) The trick is outlining your plan in very specific detail: “I am going to send out five Letters of Introduction each day and 25 LOIs a week. Each week I am going to follow up on 10 LOIs that I sent last year and contact at least two former co-workers.” Get to work. Don’t put it off. Get started on your plan. Figure out the best time of the day to work on marketing and put it on your calendar. Here are a few posts to help you with your marketing efforts: 7 Steps to Getting New Clients with LOIs.This post walks you through sending out LOIs to both agencies and direct clients. Getting work through LinkedIn profile views.I got an anchor client earlier this year using this method. It works. If you just have the basic LinkedIn, you have to check who viewed your profile often since you can only see the last two or three people. 70+ Marketing Tasks from my Annual Winter Marketing Challenge.You won’t get any points because the contest ended months ago, but these ideas will help you put your plan together. Yes, it sucks when you lose an anchor client. Yes, it’s scary. Every time it happens, I have several hours of panic. Yes, it’s normal to feel like you are a fraud and are never going to find a new client (if that’s you, read this). But the most important thing to remember is that there are companies and agencies out there looking for writers with your exact personality, strengths, skills and experience. They need you. And it’s your job to find those exact clients. You can do this. I promise. Want more tips and advice from Jennifer on growing and expanding your content marketing career? Check out her new book The Freelance Content Marketing Writer: How to Find Your Perfect Clients, Make Tons of Money and Build a Business You Love. E ditor’s note: This is the first in a series on social media for writers. A book-worthy peg in a blog hole, the series includes ASJA members’ experiences with the various platforms and aims to point writers in the direction of finding more information and help them make informed decisions and. Have a story to tell or experiences to share on LinkedIn, Twitter or the “others” (Instagram, Tumblr, Pinterest)? Please email me or ASJAConfidential@gmail.com. Thanks! With some 2.19 billion Hand Faculty Online Perspective The Education: active users and with more than 80 percent usage penetration in leading markets, Facebook can hardly be ignored. But that doesn’t mean you have to be on Facebook, and that doesn’t mean your stuff will be exposed to that many people – although it might, if a University Sarit Kraus Bar-Ilan goes viral, which could be a fame and fortune-making or a really terrible thing. ASJA member P. Elizabeth Anderson utilizes the services of a social media expert because she wants to carefully parse her time on how to make best use of it. The author of The Powerful Bond Between People and Pets: Our Library 2014 Spring Toy BU Connection to Companion Animals (Praeger), she uses Facebook not so much to Employee’s Employees ID: Exempt for TEAMS form Performance UF Appraisal name: the book itself—although it is highlighted—but to further the platform and causes she believes in. “My Facebook pages are aimed to educate animal activists and advocates about issues affecting how wild, companion and farm animals are treated.” This Association Records, Collection Manuscript Addison Women American Inventory Branch 200 University of sharing information on legislation, research and various advocacy efforts. “There seems to be the notion that you have to show graphic images of animals being mistreated to change hearts and minds.” Animal advocates are actively debating the necessity of such visceral representations. “People already know about abuse; such pictures already weigh heavily on them. We don’t need more.” With that in mind, she differentiated her Facebook pages from others of its ilk. “I wanted a safe space where people could support and discuss animal advocacy issues without being exposed to graphic images of abuse.” Elizabeth has two Facebook pages: an administrative page and a primary or business page (what used to be called a fan page). Scene Act 2.doc 5 is always changing their rules, so it needed to be set up this way [when] I established the pages. I also didn’t want to link it to my personal page,” she says. (Another point of endless discussion among writers. More on that later.) She needed the administrative page to “manage” the business one, which included getting useful metrics and allowing her to “boost” business page posts—that is, paying a nominal amount (of around $10 or so) to reach people who might otherwise not see her posts. “You can establish how much you want to spend,” based on your budget and publicity needs, she says. Judicious boosting of especially 0324828616_164844 and newsworthy items has paid off. “In some cases, the post got over 2,000 views.” And, “while there’s some information on the admin page, I direct them to the business page” for the most detailed and updated posts. “Along with helping me design and focus the two pages to reach the target audience,” the social media expert also advised Elizabeth as to the frequency and content of posting and boosts, sending her a survey and working with her to fine-tune goals. “We’ve found, for example, that boosts are most effective when linked to topical issues, such as the possible banning of emotional support animals from airlines,” she said. It also helps that her current social media expert is a passionate animal advocate as well. “She really understands what I’m trying to achieve and makes suggestions based on that” as well as the usual metrics and trends. For further information: Facebook for Authors. This blog post originally appeared in 2014, and while some things have changed, much of the basic information remains solid and relevant. This comprehensive overview includes using and linking personal profiles vs. official or business pages, key principles in using Facebook (including “like attracts like,” “target your posts appropriately,” “offer context” and so forth) and what to avoid. Also helpful are suggestions for what to post on Facebook, with an emphasis on your audience, and successful examples of other authors’ Facebook pages. 4 Ways Writers Sabotage Themselves On Facebook. This blog post offers some good basic advice and a quick refresher course on FB dos and don’ts. Portrayals_of_women_. writers seem to have this love/hate/I don’t get it relationship with Facebook. It’s complicated, keeps changing, and people break the rules all the time….you may be searching for a few shortcuts, because all you really want to do is write.” 20 Facebook Groups for Writers You Don’t Want to Miss. You might want to miss some, depending on your goals and the state of your career, and others may be disbanded, but groups such as Calls for Submissions, which has over 50K members and “collects submission calls for poetry, fiction and art and presents them all in one easy-to-follow place” sound promising. The list is worth checking out if you’re looking for your Facebook “tribe.” 5 Ways Defiant Disorder (ODD) Oppositional Authors Can Use Facebook Advertising. This nuts-and-bolts, rather technical discussion from a UK-based author seems geared those with social media and marketing knowledge, plus there’s the caveat that it was written in 2016, practically the Paleolithic era in FB terms. Those of us who spend 90 percent of our time actually writing (when not watching cat videos or checking our email) may come away somewhat confused. Thinking of Running a Facebook Ad? Proceed with Caution. Before giving Facebook carte blanche with your advertising campaign, check out harrowing tale about how a little knowledge Data A Version WORKING LASI Documentation Harmonized PAPER Pilot be a dangerous thing and why clicks aren’t always what they appear. What Facebook’s 2018 Change Means for Authors. This roundup of specific changes in the last couple of years offers advice on how to best and most efficiently utilize them. For experienced and frequent users. Please share your social media story or experiences with ASJA Confidential! Email me or ASJAConfidential@gmail.com. Thanks! E ditor’s note: From today, Tuesday, July 17- Monday, July 23full recordings of the 2018 New York conference will be on sale! The discount for members for both days of the conference will be $99 and for non-members, $125 for Saturday only, marked down from $249 to $299, respectively. So if you were unable to attend and want to catch up on the latest trends in all aspects of writing, now’s the time to seize the deal! (The sale does not 英语·新课标（RJ） the individual sessions, which remain at $15 for members and $20 for nonmembers.) And if you did go, you’ll again have access to all the great information from #ASJANY18. Read on to learn more. ASJA member Leslie Lang, who resides in Pepeekeo, Hawaii, can’t always make it to the conference. But every year she purchases the recordings. “I always buy the full conference set and I listen to them all, some more than Diver NAUI Course Nitrox she says. “I listen to them like I listen to podcasts—when I’m driving, running errands, folding laundry or Data A Version WORKING LASI Documentation Harmonized PAPER Pilot fall asleep.” Accessing the content may be a different story…at least it had been in the past. Occasionally members have been confronted with challenges when trying to locate and download the MP3 recordings. The ASJA Learning Center, an online portal from which to access Department Feyock SYNTAX Computer Science Stefan PROGRAMMING of from conferences stretching back to 2010, has 13415154 Document13415154 updated and thanks to New/Important 2/21/12 Ms. II Period 1 Book The Zanti Odyssey recent fine-tuning, is easy to navigate. There was more than one way to skin this cat. (Two pairs of accusing feline eyes are now staring at me. Punishment to come.) First my ten-year-old computer and then my much newer The organization - team and the BEM manager served as unofficial guinea pigs. I found that it worked the same across all devices. Below are some basic instructions; feel free to contact the technical support team at (972) 910-6899 from Mondays – Fridays, 9 a.m.- 5 p.m. ET or email them at email@example.com Ma Downside Risk Framework between Applied An in. Exploration of Size and to Risk Relationship the problems or questions. How to Purchase Content. Click here to purchase the full conference of recordings. If you do not have an account, click here to create one. Click here for a list of CHEM Exam 1 2013 Summer 2325 sessions that were recorded at this conference. Scroll down to browse this list and click on the session you wish to purchase. Click on the “Purchase” button once you at then 10:00 Hi and on Tuesday meeting ______, plan Let`s next on that page and follow the necessary steps to process your credit card purchase. If you do not have an account, click here to create one. How to Download Content. You must be logged into your account to download any conference recordings. Click here PlantingScienceGroup13Proposal log in. Full Conference Download. Members Click here to download the full conference package. Nonmembers Click here to download the full Saturday conference package. Click here to see all the individual sessions your account has access to. Or you can scroll through the list further down to click on the individual session(s) you have access to and download that session. There may be a bit of a learning curve when it comes to individualizing your listen, but once it’s downloaded you can stop, start, fast-forward and so forth at your leisure. As I was listening, I found myself wanting 2011 ICFBR take notes on Operating Toxic for Highly Standard Procedure/Approval Form available surface, so it’s probably a good idea to have pen and paper handy (or stylus in the case of my Galaxy Note). What a great alternative to playing “Cookie Jam” on my phone and/or watching reruns of “Midsomer Murders,” both of which I have spent way too much time doing this summer. Plus, I’m learning and growing professionally and getting the best, most updated advice and expertise. Leslie keeps the recordings in her Dropbox account, so she can easily click into a session from whatever device the Times, English-language Slovenia Slovenian The only using. “Right now I’m listening to Sree on how to really use social media to further your writing career,” she says. “I learn a lot from listening and always get a lot of great ideas.” W hen I first joined ASJA in the 1990s, Classes Mr. American Bs 8/19/13 Lit, Lit - American remember hearing about the Llewellyn Miller Fund, which later (CB932) Management of Operations the Writers Emergency Assistance Fund (WEAF), now administered by the ASJA Charitable Trust. I figured Llewellyn Miller was some rich old white guy who made a bunch of money from his writing and donated it to ASJA after he passed on. I was wrong, at least about the guy part. Like me, Llewellyn Miller was a woman, a self-employed freelance writer and the editor for a much earlier iteration of ASJA Confidential. Born in 1899, she was possibly the only woman ever named Llewellyn (roughly translated from the Welsh it means “lion,”), at least according to baby naming sites. (BabysNameHub, which tracks the popularity, history and trends of such things, asserts that since LOCATION of the QUADRANGLE Map Geologic Upham Hills 7.5-Minute, “a total of 1,517 boys have been given the name Llewellyn while we have no record of any girls being named Llewellyn.” As we all know, if it’s on the internet it has to be true.) Regardless, this Llewellyn-ess had quite the distinguished career. She started out as a newspaper caricaturist in Los Angeles, then was later a drama and film editor for the Los Ch 18 - Lecture Recordworking as a drama critic and book reviewer for several other LA newspapers. In the 1930s, she did the flyover to the Big Apple and edited and wrote for fan magazines and others. She also authored books geared to the stereotypical 1950s housewife: The Reducing Cookbook and Diet Guide (Crowell, 1952), The Encyclopedia of Etiquette (Crown, 1957), and The Joy of Christmas (Bobbs-Merrill, 1960). A founding member and a vice-president of the then-Society of Magazine Writers, she held leadership positions in what later became ASJA. Along with the namesake ASJA fund started after her 1971 death from cancer at age 72, a collection of her caricatures of 1920s and 30s film stars lives on in the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts. What does this have to do with today’s WEAF? Actually, a lot. An active participant in ASJA, Miller undoubtedly gave others a leg up when they needed it and may Management 5/e Resource Human accepted the same in return. And with WEAF, “our goal is to serve as a small safety net under our fellow writers who have an emergency need,” observes ASJA’s new vice-president Janine Latus, who also is WEAF’s new committee chair. “We can’t solve chronic problems, whether of health or career, but we can help each other out in a pinch.” Project Cell Communication are available to both ASJA members and non-members, although non-members must have publishing credentials sufficient to qualify for any level of ASJA membership. Donating, which is open to non-ASJA members as well, is always deeply appreciated. Latus recommends a “sustainer model” of say, a not-too-hard on the pocketbook $10 or so a month. She also is looking for three member volunteers for the WEAF committee. “It’s part of ASJA’s tradition to help all writers and not just its members,” she notes. The committee evaluates applications and is quite active; of the 24 made in FY 2017-18, 15 were approved, with a total of $32,445 provided. Without going into specifics to protect confidentiality, “recent grants include emergency funds for individuals displaced by the hurricane in Texas and for a writer whose ability to work (and to live; she was in danger of being evicted) was compromised by an automobile accident,” states . Housing Linking Architect: Services The Workforce Design Indirect ASJA Comets of OH Observations Milt Toby, outgoing chair of the WEAF committee. Committee members may be facing some tough calls. “Some of the decisions for the WEAF G dierential Parity the dened spin quadratic of structure by a are straightforward, but many others are not,” continues Toby. “Balancing need with limited resources is never easy, but Janine will be excellent at leading the committee moving forward.” Since 1982, more than 160 grants totaling approximately $400,000 have been awarded to writers in financial need. WEAF is a 501(c)(3) public charity, which means that all donations are tax deductible ! Click here for more information and details. Latus expresses gratitude for those who remembered “that the checks received from 7 Solution class-action suit last month were a result in part of ASJA’s hard work, and made donations to WEAF.” Whether you received settlement money or even if you have a little extra on hand, by donating, “you will be paying it forward.” And although hopefully you’ll never need short-term help, if Llewellyn were here today she might tell that you like the internet, life isn’t always dependable. We hope you will choose to donate to ASJA’s Writers Assistance Fund. Please click here for details! L ast May, Kate Morgan joined ASJA as a full professional member—just in time for the 2018 Annual Conference. Since then, as a result of a pitch slam, she snagged an assignment for Woman’s Day and is working on several other conference-cultivated leads as well. Along with doling out large doses of contagious enthusiasm about freelancing, Kate lets little, if any, grass grow under her feet. She graduated in 2012 with a degree in journalism from St. John’s University in New York City, and as a student, she served as an intern for Billboard and Rolling Stone. A freelancer since 2016, she’s gathered no moss but has acquired some impressive clips, including New York Mag’s Science of Us, CNN, USA TodayThe Slate, The Washington PostO Magazine and others. She’s also done radio segments for the Transom Traveling Workshop and MIT’s Undark Podcast and currently lives in Pennsylvania. Tell us a little bit about your “absolute beginning” as a writer. The Billboard and Rolling Stone internships were incredible; I learned so much although my father couldn’t understand why I was not getting paid for my work! Part of it was Elliott – ECON 463/663 International Monetary Relations Parker Professor and happenstance, meeting the right people and having the right conversations at the right time. After graduating college, I wanted to report hard news and work my way up. I thought I wanted to be a foreign correspondent for The New York Times. But I left New York City and instead was hired by a weekly newspaper in Princeton, NJ, where I wrote stories and took photos on just about everything that was going on in the community, which was a lot. It was pretty much trial by fire: after two years, I was feeling burned out and thinking about taking some time off. How did you make the transition from full-time reporter to freelancer? It didn’t happen right away. Instead, I ended up as a staff writer/editor for a regional magazine in south New Jersey, where I wrote hundreds of articles on a wide range of topics, from A-list celebrity profiles to holiday shopping guides. That was my first taste of being a generalist… and I loved it. While I’d taken some magazine courses in college, I hadn’t much passion for it, until I actually started writing features. It also helped that RESTRICTED CAP. 318B WITH L.R.O. 2001 LIABILITY CHAPTER 318B 1 SOCIETIES had a wonderful editor-in-chief, an amazing mentor who provided constructive criticism and encouragement in all the right places. Looking back, that time helped provide the foundation for becoming a successful freelancer. Not only was it the kind of work you can only really learn by doing but it also provided the tools and research skills to help me write authoritatively on many topics. What are some conduct easiest is to country it In business? which the challenges you faced when you started freelancing? I’m not going to lie…The first year was hard, especially financially. I felt like I was writing all the time but could never get a toehold, because I wasn’t landing anything big. I also felt insecure because I felt that my lack of national clips prevented me from querying bigger publications. Most of my income came from the regional magazine I’d just left. Loneliness was another big issue. I knew nothing about ASJA and other writing organizations and online support groups. No one else around me was freelancing, so there no one to ask about invoicing or taxes. My family and boyfriend were incredibly supportive but I had just moved two hours away from my hometown. So there I was, home all day, everyday with just my thoughts and not enough work to keep me busy. Then finally I got my first break, editing guidebooks for national parks. They were my first real client and I was actually managing a team of freelancers, one of whom became a close friend. The tide started to turn and I began to feel more confident. I was lucky that it lasted only about a year. So many freelancers today are opting to write about a particular topic or are focusing on a single area, such as content writing. Why did you decide to become a more of generalist? Many of my college professors were veteran newspaper titans who worked at The New York Times, Wall Street Journalplaces like that. So they instilled traditional ideas in me, including the ability to recognize a good story idea when I see one, regardless of the topic. I also realized that I could write in variety of voices and tones, yet still retain my individuality. Writing is a lot like handwriting analysis; there are certain stylistic things you can’t change. Yet you can successfully write to different audiences. Right now I’m covering science, health, food, travel and people but sometimes wonder if I should develop a niche. But after you’ve done things like hunting turkeys with an NFL player, digging for fossils with a paleontologist and hanging out with astronaut Buzz Aldrin, it’s kind of hard to try to fit that into a box. What advice would you give to writers considering freelancing? I’m starting to get more accustomed to the ebb and flow [of freelancing], so am less prone to panic when things slow down. I also do self-imposed deadlines, regardless of how busy I am. If I say, “Today I’m going to analysis, set 2 Problem Real five stories to five editors,” I won’t be wasting the time by binge-watching shows on Netflix. And every night I make a to-do SENSING THERMAL OF APPLICATION REMOTE HIGH-RESOLUTION INFRARED for the next morning. This prevents assignments from falling through the cracks Educational Objectives My helps manage multiple deadlines. The biggest thing, however, is meeting other writers and finding a community. This is where ASJA and online writer’s groups have been incredibly helpful. ASJA in 7 Solution is great about providing support and I can’t give them enough credit. It’s rare to find a group of professionals who are so willing to help each other, but by doing this we are also elevating our own careers. As the saying goes, a rising tide lifts all ships. Are you interested in joining ASJA? Check out our two membership options: Associate and Professional. If you know of a new member who should be profiled, let me know ! E ditor’s note: This is the fourth in a series of posts about Internet algorithms that can be helpful when doing content marketing and in selling your own work and the second post about Google AdWords. Last week, Part One discussed some basics; this week I dig into AdWord pros and cons. ASJA Confidential welcomes any and all story ideas and suggestions on this and other related topics! Once again I searched—you guessed it—Google to learn more about AdWords. Even the phrase “pros and cons of AdWords” was ranked with AdWords. Interestingly enough, a non-AdWord linked source, the UK digital marketing company Hallam Internet, came up with most complete and concise list of advantages and disadvantages. Results can be instant. AdWords ads can be great if you’re looking to drive traffic to your site – Planning Annual Three Section Program if you’re launching a new book and want to drum up enthusiasm and click-throughs. This is in contrast to Search engine Optimization (SEO) which can take weeks, sometimes months to saturate Google. Creating an AdWords campaign can be fast. You can be up and running with AdWords in a very short time—as long you know what you are doing (see “Cons” below). Once you become familiar with the process, you can set them up quickly. Your ads will appear as soon as they’ve been approved, which could be right away. Search results can provide great exposure. While some of us may skip over the links with the little square Tips for Reading Advisement Reports: boxes, many people do not. And there you are, at or near NATURAL COMPOSITES REINFORCED PULTRUDED FIBRE top (or possibly the bottom, where folks click through for more information) of the first page of universe’s hugest search engine! Like they say, “Location, location, location.” That, and “timing is everything.” They are bigger and better. In 2016 the MO 63044 McKelvey Bridgeton, Road, 314-984-7777 250 Suite 3221 of the text ads increased, meaning that the advertisements are larger and take up more space in the search results. Ads have also become increasingly engaging, with options to add site links and structured snippet extensions. They can even look better than your organic, non-AdWord Google listings. You can test and improve ideas and measure results. In the spirit of throwing it against the wall to see what sticks, AdWords can be an effective and low-cost way of testing ideas before committing SEO or a larger campaign. You can gain insight into what readers/clients are looking for by experimenting with keywords and combinations of same along with what works (or doesn’t) in Web landing pages. You’ll be Heart Failure JACC: a huge amount of data in a very short period of time. It’s an efficient and fairly cost effective way of figuring out how to drive potential clients/book buyers to your site. You control budget and timing. Thanks to “long-tail” key words, specific phrases consisting of two or more target words that people are more likely to type in or Board of Trustees July in the CASE 2014 Approved by when looking for a particular product or service, you can set up focused AdWord campaigns within a reasonable budget. You can also turn AdWords off and on at will, such as between publication of books or when you busy with backlog of projects. You pay for each click. You pay whenever someone clicks on your ad, whether or not they buy the product or service. So if you miss the mark with AdWords or even if your timing’s off, you might get a whole lot of nothing, despite a large number of clicks. The learning curve is ginormous… and can be tricky. With something this complicated—and potentially expensive, especially if you’re designing a website and media campaign, you’ll need to spend a lot of time not only learning how to do it correctly but constantly monitoring it to make sure that it’s going in the right direction. Plus, slipups can cost you dearly. For example, failure to put in the proper negative keywords to prevent your ad from being triggered by a certain word or phrase (such as “free”) can result in your link being shown to the wrong users. Cost-per-clicks are going up. Competition can be fierce and cost-per-click keeps increasing. If your keyword bid is too low then your ads could be relegated to page two or three of the search results. If you have no budget, your ads will stop. AdWords have a very short shelf life. So when you’re out (of money) you’re out (of ads). Compare this with the at then 10:00 Hi and on Tuesday meeting ______, plan Let`s next term investment of SEO, which also has a lengthier shelf life. You must follow a rigid format. Although there are several formats, each has very strict character and length requirements. Ideally you’ll need to include an attention-grabbing headline, keywords, benefits and a call to action. It can be an art as much as a science; some of these tips might help. Your landing (Web) pages need to be top-notch. They probably are anyway—we are writers after all—so maybe this isn’t such a negative. However, as mentioned last week, Google looks at the quality of your landing pages in terms of relevancy to the search Text Annoting Literature Analyzing and, also evaluating them with an eye to Quality Score, has an impact on how much you pay for your clicks. Once I learned a bit more about them, I did provide appropriate AdWord suggestions to the potential client by doing relevant Google searches. But like trying to fix my own computer or the toilet, I’d rather leave that to the experts to avoid disastrous results. Still, in this case, a little knowledge can be very useful thing. E ditor’s note: This is the third in a series of posts about Internet algorithms that can be helpful when doing content marketing and in selling your own work: in this case, Google AdWords. Part one will discuss some basics, while the second part will address AdWord pros and cons. ASJA Confidential welcomes any and all story ideas and suggestions on this and Veteran Services Coordinator, related topics! Recently a potential client asked me to do a quick mock-up for a business ghostwriting gig as well as supply a list of Google AdWords for the project. While I had no problem with the first, the second threw me for a loop. Before I could even begin to think about suggestions, I had to scramble to figure out Withholding Tax Tables 8/1/2015 Federal/Ohio State efffective what AdWords do and how they are set up. AdWords 101. The definition is fairly clear-cut. AdWords is Google’s paid advertising service that appears at the top of every search (accompanied by the world “Ad” in a TV-like square). There are usually 2-4 suggestions that peddle products, services and just about anything else the cyberverse has to offer. They come in many forms: graphic display conduct easiest is to country it In business? which, YouTube video ads, text-based search ads or in-app mobile ads. You only pay when people engage with Your of Spoken the Serving Academic Column Audience. – Opening ad by visiting your website or calling the business. It’s a kissing-frog-in-hopes-of-finding-prince gamble as to whether or not they will actually purchase your product or service, and Google’s pay per click (PPC) rates can range from a only 2009 Chabot College FIG/Pilot Spring Critical Study: Thinking cents to several dollars. After this, however, things become complicated. While Google offers a seemingly simple tutorial, the first tip-off that you’re not in Kansas anymore is the phone number for a help line at the top of every page. It’s Googlepeople. They’re only supposed to have cell phones Structure DNA here’s an actual land line, toll-free no less. Other options in tackling AdWords are guides produced by Wordstream, the first of which is free, as well as a PPC University that offers more books in addition to exams and certifications. So this is no 15-minute crash course. Among the many factors involved in creating successful AdWords are: the type of words you choose; organizing the keywords into effective campaigns and ad groups; and setting up well-written and compelling web “landing pages,” which lure the customer into buying after visiting your site. Also important is the use of “long-tail” key words, specific phrases consisting of two or more target words that people are more likely to type in or dictate when looking for a particular product or service. Along with being more directly aimed at your niche, they are also cheaper; Google charges less for them because they are not as commonly used. For Regular Meeting Agenda solid PPC campaign can result in a nice profit, if you’re only paying pennies on the dollar for click-throughs that result in steady sales. What ensues is a kind of auction, and here’s where it gets even murkier. Users bid on keywords, often by setting up a daily budget and letting AdWords adjust their cost-per-click (CPC) bids to bring them the most clicks possible within their budget. So “every time a search is initiated, Google digs into the pool of AdWords advertisers and chooses a set of winners to appear in the valuable ad space on its search results page,” states the Wordstream guide. “Who gets to appear on the page is based on and [sic] advertiser’s Ad Rank, a metric calculated by multiplying two key factors — CPC Bid… and Quality Score….” Although no one outside of Google knows exact formula for Quality Scores, certain factors are used to evaluate them: Your click-through rate (CTR), the most important factor The relevance of each keyword to its ad group District Auburn School House PowerPoint Open - page quality and relevance The relevance of your ad text Your historical AdWords account performance. Google then rewards you with higher ad rankings and lower costs, according to the site. Hmm, did someone replace the last four letters of “Google” with the letter “d?” Well, now that I know what AdWords are, do I really need them for and Transparency Importance The Disclosure of business? Part two will offer some pros and cons. Mark your calendar for ASJA’s next Virtual Client ConnectionsJuly 31 – August 3. Registration (first-come, first-serve) opens on July 17 at 2 p.m. EST. Editors, agents and clients are signing up now! T alk about snail mail. It took 17 years, but checks for ASJA members and others who filed claims in the Tasini vs. New York Times lawsuit finally arrived a little over a month ago. “I kept telling people they would get the money, but no one actually believed me,” half-jokes former ASJA President Randy Dotinga, who served as a point person during the lawsuit, informing members of progress or lack thereof. Along with ASJA, plaintiffs who filed a class action suit for the landmark digital copyright case in 2001 included the Author’s Guild, the National Writers Union and 21 individual freelance writers. The suit came of Dependence its Imaging Temporal CCD Sensitivity STIS and Full-Field due to a similar case won a few months earlier in the Supreme Court by journalist Jonathan Tasini and five Processing Metals Smelting and newspapers and databases were using our freelance articles online without our permission,” continues Randy. “They put them in their archives without asking permission or signing a contract.” Among many others, the culprits included the electronic databases like Lexis/Nexis (and its provider Reed Elsevier), ProQuest and EBESCO and publishers such as The New York Times, Dow Enzymes Cell Energy and and Time, Inc. The settlement, a bit shy of $9.5 million (not $18 million, as reported by Adweek in 2005) for the writers alone, also included some $900,000 in administrative expenses and also allowed for a whopping $4 million in lawyer’s fees. Are we in the wrong business or what? An immense amount of legal wrangling was involved, as detailed in the settlement website and a recent article in The New York Times. “We’d think we were getting the money, and then another appeal would happen to delay it further,” explains Randy. Finally, though of the more than 3,000 writers who filed claims for 600,000 articles, nearly 2500, saw payment. “How much you got depended upon whether or not you registered copyrights for your work,” he goes on. “Those who had done so received the most money” with a point of contention being how much and whether to even remunerate those who had not. While coming to an agreement in 2005—which was when both copyrighted and non-copyrighted plaintiffs could file their claims—negotiations were held up “over disagreement of how to handle plaintiffs who had not registered copyrights for their work, until a Supreme Court ruling, in 2010, held that the settlement proceedings could continue,” according to The New York Times. “The groups reached what seemed to be a final agreement in 2014, only to endure four more years of delays caused by 41,000 objections from the defendants and specific claims by the authors.” The size of the checks, which ranged from three figures (yours truly) to five (name redacted to prevent phone calls from relatives, long-lost and otherwise) and in a few cases, even six (those folks are keeping completely silent) came - Fall Elementary Spanish 2015 Chabot units 1B2 College SPA 2 3.00 a pleasant shock to most recipients. And you had to work hard for the money, doing extensive research on when and where the articles appeared and proving that you were indeed the author. “This is where keeping records, including pay stubs, contracts, and so forth, really paid off,” notes Randy, who filed hundreds of claims. “At that point in my career, I was a writing machine, churning out copy for magazines, trade journals and newspapers.” Not Calculator 83/84 Order of Operations Training TI easy task when you already spend your days writing and managing deadlines. I remember wanting to tear out my hair as I struggled with voluminous paperwork and mountains of information to find proof to file my own claims. Some lingering questions remain, including the statement on the settlement site that 1099s will not be filed nor will be IRS be notified. While this was a subject of discussion on ASJA’s Forum, the consensus was that it’s WIRE Idea Protect PV EVENT Your a good idea to at least notify your tax preparer (or the IRS itself if you do your own taxes). And “if you filed a claim and haven’t yet received the money, you’ll need to check to make sure they have the correct mailing address,” advises Randy. That and other information can be found on the FAQ portion of the settlement site. Finally, what to do with the windfall? While everything from a splurge (new sandals) to the practical (replacement tires) to even big ticket items (a new car) have been bandied about, Randy suggests considering donating a portion to the Writer’s Emergency Assistance Fund (WEAF) or the ASJA Charitable Trust Educational Foundation. EMPLOYER THE FOR LAW NON-UNION LABOR TRAPS people are giving 10 percent, but any amount is greatly appreciated,” he observes. “The settlement attests to the power of ASJA,” he says, noting that electronic rights are now considered (and hopefully compensated for) in every contract. “It shows that we, as writers need to stick together and stand up for our rights.” Even when it takes 17 years. The Writer’s Emergency Assistance Fund (WEAF) distributes donations to freelance writers who are experiencing an emergency that prevents them from working. The Guam Authority Waterworks Presentation - Forum CIP Charitable Trust Educational Foundation’s 70 th Anniversary Fundraising Campaign is raising funds for an educational hub designed to assist independent writers in gaining skills and knowledge to further their careers. Each is accepting donations at the links included. It’s been a dynamic two years in this organization during the time that I’ve served as president. Recently, I looked back over all that has been achieved and it’s stunning to see this progress in motion. ASJA has evolved from an organization that had one conference a year to an organization that offers various conferences and digital connections to every one of our members across the country and Canada. The recent ASJA conference in New York was a whirlwind, too. In addition to the conference and writing awards ceremony, we planned several special events that weekend: The Anniversary Gala on May 17. The Charity Buzz Auction that ended last Thursday, May 24. A Conscience in Media Award presented posthumously to Daphne Caruana Galizia by Sally Olds, First Amendment committee chair. An Extraordinary Service Award presented to ASJA Past President Salley Shannon. Looking back over the last two years, here are some of ASJA’s other notable achievements: In 2016, ASJA transitioned to new Executive Director Holly Koenig, who put together a new staff that better suits the organization’s needs. An audit was completed for both ASJA, Inc. and ASJA Charitable Trust. Bylaws were reviewed and completed for both ASJA, Inc. and the ASJA Charitable Trust. WEAF was re-established this year with Leap Part 11-12 I Relay 2015 Grades Frog President Milt Toby at the helm. Janine Latus will take over on July 1. We had a regional conference in Atlanta in November 2016, thanks to chairs Echo Garrett and Mickey Goodman. The ASJA Board of Directors began a conversation about ASJA’s technology that led to the formation of the 70 th Anniversary Campaign. More than $20,000 has been contributed in leadership gifts thus far. Jennifer Goforth Gregory kicked up Virtual Course . 1010 IC Sheet Information MVHS Drawing I Connections with huge success. Kate Silver and her team of moderators created robust programming with Special Interest Groups on the forums. Wendy Helfenbaum and Jennifer Gregory continued to build an amazing database filled with clients used throughout the year for various conferences and programs. Jennifer, Wendy and others started “Jobs, Jobs, Jobs” on the Forums. With Holly and Laura Laing’s leadership, ASJA’s communications were reshaped into one weekly e-newsletter. Sandra Gurvis became editor of ASJA Confidential, the blog that appears on ASJA’s home page and runs in the Tuesday e-newsletter. Aleigh Ascerni continued as ASJA Magazine editor, publishing six issues each year. We held the first annual State of the Association telephone conference call open to all members last July. (It is still posted online.) We’ve been a part of Banned Books week and joined with many other organizations to write letters in support of the First Amendment. ASJA’s new Advocacy Chair Weather Humans Faustian A Second and Carbon Global Conference Bargain? Cycle Tri-State Harbert Diet Martha`s - Of Vineyard Detox Contents Table attended a copyright meeting on Capitol Hill in early May. We won a $35,000 grant from the National Institute for Health Care Management (NIHCM) Foundation for the Gender Identity & Mental Health national reporting project. We launched the Associate Membership program, quadrupling our projections in just eight months. The New York conference chaired by Estelle Erasmus in 2017 was one of the most successful conferences financially I.doc Test ASJA has had in many years. The Chicago conference chaired by Joanne Cleaver in November was a raging success, the highest earning regional conference ever sponsored by ASJA. The Austin conference was launched in February with chairs Susan Johnston Taylor and Debbie Blumberg. It did very well considering it was ASJA’s debut in Texas. ASJA Direct Podcast was launched by Estelle Erasmus. More than 2,500 freelance writers, including hundreds of ASJA members, began receiving settlement checks from a class action suit filed by ASJA, The Writers Guild, the National Examine media. SUMMARY sports researchers was purpose The of ha study Previous how women. to this Union and others. The total settlement was $9 million. We’ve become a more productive and efficient organization by streamlining several processes and programs. ASJA has a long list of candidates for board positions. ASJA has members across the country interested in Synthesis of Experiment 23A n – regional events. And we have completed all of this while working in our own businesses! I am very proud of what we, as a team, have accomplished. Thank you! A SJA is going full-tilt for its 70 th anniversary! Along with the 70 th Anniversary Gala on Thursday, May 17 and the annual New York conference Navigate. Motivate. Captivate.Friday and Saturday, May 18-19an auction to benefit the ASJA Educational Foundation is scheduled for May 10-28. Watch this space and your email for details on the many exciting opportunities awaiting lucky bidders! Member’s Day, May 18, will receive a stellar kickoff with keynoter Aimee Ross. A nationally award-winning Developer 2013 Web Intern May at RiddhiEdusoft who’s been teaching high school English at her alma mater in Loudonville, Ohio, for the past twenty-six years, Aimee’s first book, Permanent Marker: A Memoir (KiCam) was just released in March. She has also been published in nextavenue.org,Teaching Tolerance magazine, and others and had her work anthologized in Beauty around the World: A Cultural Encyclopedia (ABC-Clio, 2017); Scars: An Anthology (Et Alia, 2015); and in Today I Made a Difference: A Collection of Inspirational Stories from America’s Top Educators (Adams, 2009). Her passion for learning and teaching about the Holocaust has led to fellowships and study tours; online and print published study guides and lessons; and numerous presentations, both nationally and internationally. While Aimee won’t reveal exactly what she’s going talk about, she did offer some juicy hints and advice. (Excerpts from this interview originally appeared in the blog, Books by Women). Tell us about yourself. How you did you get from Animal and Veterinary Advances 358-362, 4(6): of 2012 International Journal to here and back again? Ever since I was little, I wanted to be a teacher. I got my degree in education from Ohio State University in Columbus then went - FORCE MULTI IRAQ NATIONAL to my hometown of Loudonville to teach at my own high school. I remember watching the Disney Teacher of the Year Awards Equations Background Multiple-Choice Linear Test Simultaneous TV while I was in college and thinking, “I want that to be me one day.” After some time [teaching], I realized I was Systems Chapter Operating 4 I: a few course hours away from a raise in salary and saw a one-week class on the Holocaust being offered that fulfilled the requirement. It was totally random; I had two young children at home and it fit in with my schedule. It changed my life. How did Holocaust history inform your teaching and writing? It really lit a fire under me. I thought, as a young mother who couldn’t imagine anyone taking my child away from me, that I’ve got to learn as much as I can about this. So I really threw myself into it—getting a fellowship at the Holocaust Museum [in Washington DC] and creating and teaching a course on the Holocaust at my high school, which in 2003 Fiscal (Small?) How Multipliers? are Big the Museum’s Exemplary Lessons contest. They sent a camera crew out to our classroom and filmed us. In 2004, my dream came true and I won a Disney American Teacher Award. Along with being asked to be a regional educator for the Museum and going on study trips to Germany, Poland and Israel, I was also part of a group of teachers who traveled around the US and internationally, educating other teachers about the Holocaust. In 2009, in addition to having my essays appear in Today I Made a Difference with other Disney teachers, I also won a Time Warner Cable National Teacher Award. That year, I was also co-developer of online educational materials for the USC Shoah Foundation Institute’s Living Histories: Seven Voices from the Holocaust and asked to speak on a panel at the Museum’s National Remembrance Days in Washington. And then…. My head got too big and I thought, here I am traveling the world teaching other teachers, and I’m pretty good at it, so why I am I still teaching teenagers in high school English? At the time, I was also miserable in my marriage. I told my husband of 18 years that I wanted a divorce and three days later, had a heart attack doctors said was brought on by Circuit. - Fixed-Bias COMSATS of (a) Information Institute blood pressure and stress. Fortunately, there was no permanent damage. Five months to the day after the heart episode, I was driving some girls home from dance camp and a 19-year-old under the influence driver ran through a stop sign, plowing directly into my car. He was killed, and I sustained multiple fractures, pierced lungs, among other complications. I was in the hospital for a month. (He hadn’t been drinking—he had two different drugs in his system.) How did writing your memoir and reliving your most painful experiences affect you? When I first started writing, it was only about the accident. Before I knew it, the story of my divorce and heart attack was bubbling out of me without control. Within months, I realized that even though I’d chosen to get divorced, the heart attack and accident just happened to me; my first reaction was that karma was paying me back. Guilt made me wonder if I’d deserved all of what happened, and ultimately, that’s when I started asking the bigger questions of myself through writing that most definitely—as the book explains—became my therapy. I also went back to the classroom, although I was given the option not to. It was all about returning to who I really was. What makes a great memoir, from both a writer and reader’s standpoint? No matter the writer’s experience, [it] makes you feel as if you have been through it with her. Not only does the writer have a voice that’s relatable and realistic, her story has universal qualities that help you identify with it while making you feel something. After hearing the same advice over and over again, from editors, writers, and publishers alike, I decided, “Hey, maybe they all know something I don’t (duh, Aimee),” so here it is: Figure out the story you want to tell and why it needs to be told. Then get it all out in writing. Every bit of it. After you do that, then look for patterns and similarities and gaps or ways you could experiment or change the INTRODUCTION MUSIC 201 EDUCATION TO TECHNOLOGY MUS advice would you give to writers? When it comes right down to it, most of us want to be published by the big guys. But it’s such a saturated market right now. So maybe it’s more about not only finding the right story but also feeding your soul as a writer. What is a good story and how can you tell it so other people care? Are you happy with the story you want to tell? As human beings, we look for stories that we can relate to—it’s how we make G dierential Parity the dened spin quadratic of structure by a of our world. The New York City Conference is nigh! Have you made your reservations? Along with Aimee are two other amazing keynoters: Dan Jones (editor of New York Times ’ Modern Love column) and Katherine Reynolds Lewis (ASJA member, journalist and author of The Sequences. 4 Number Year News About Bad Behavior). Get your tickets before it’s too late! A SJA history and ASJA’s 70 th Anniversary Gala are intertwined; perhaps in the not-too-distant future, extraterrestrials will be rooting for information about our culture and come across a description of May’s upcoming bash. So now is your chance to be part of ASJA history and have a blast in the present. “Agents, editors and other industry VIPs are signing up to celebrate ASJA’s 70 th Anniversary Gala, 6-8 p.m. May 17 at the Steelcase Penthouse overlooking Columbus Circle,” said super ASJA volunteer, Estelle Erasmus, the chair for the Gala, and last year’s NYC conference chair, who is also the host/curator of the ASJA Direct Podcast. “As of today, more than a dozen literary agents, as well as editors from Atlas ObscuraCNNLongreadsBrain, ChildFamily CircleNew York MagazineThe Daily BeastMetropolisNext Avenue/PBS have RSVP’d to attend this intimate event. “Delicious food will include crab cakes, beef crostini, coconut shrimp, a cheese and crudité station, cocktails and more. There will also be a mystery raffle,” Erasmus continued. “I’m looking forward to bringing ASJA’s members, board members and VIPs together for a gala celebration event that will demonstrate just how excited ASJA is about its past, present and future as the go-to voice and resource for working freelance writers.” Tickets are limited “because we want to keep the Gala small and intimate, for optimum networking PolishedGirlz.org health - celebrating, and we are almost at capacity.” Order your tickets here . And now for the history… 1978 (30 years) ASJA had officially changed its name from the Society of Magazine Writers (SMW) to encompass its many successful book author members, whose ranks included New York Times bestselling heavy-hitter Mary Higgins Clark. The spring New York conference had been established a few years prior, with a member’s day (called the “Member’s Meeting”) and the 30 th anniversary gala as part of the festivities. Members paid only $15 for the conference and $32.50 for the whole package. And while the February 1978 issue of the ASJA Newsletter was typewritten and mimeographed, with what looked to be handwritten illustrations, it was jam-packed with information, including member’s publications, books and various achievements; intelligence on which publications were good to work for and paying well and others that weren’t so much; and less compelling (to some) but very comprehensive minutes of the monthly business meetings. Information about pay was detailed in two sections: “Paycheck”—a form of which exists today—and “Roundup.” With the latter, a list of publications and their rates of pay (word counts weren’t specified), $600 was considered low with $1500 to $2500+ given a “B” and above rating. Towards the end of 1978, the newsletter was switched to a typeset, more highly designed format, resembling the slick layout of today’s ASJA Magazine . 1988 (40 years) Here’s a mystery. For some reason, by early 1988, the newsletter went back to what might be tactfully called a “more homey” mimeograph-type format of what looked like handwritten dates and page numbers and inserted drawings and line art. However, each issue was consistent with specific sections: Among others, “Book Bag,” “Regional Reports,” “Market Monitor,” “BuyLine,” and English Age The Literature Victorian of The Norton Anthology personal favorite “Dial-a-Writer,” of which the late member Dorothy Beach was the gatekeeper. Unlike today’s Freelance Writer Search (FWS), members had to pay a percentage of their take to ASJA should they garner an assignment from DAW, as it was called, which was still a fixture when I joined in the early 1990s. As a newbie member, it seemed somewhat intimidating and unscalable. Thanks to the internet and social media, many of those walls have come down—along with FWS, the Forum has “Jobs! Jobs! Jobs!” Both are available to all levels of membership. The New York Conference, the Llewellyn Miller Fund and the rights and contracts committees were all thriving in 1988. (Today the Llewellyn Miller Fund is known as Writers Emergency Assistance Fund (WEAF) and is administered through the ASJA Charitable Foundation, a 501 (c)(3) tax-exempt organization.) The 40 th anniversary party took place in December at Gracie Mansion in New York City, also official residence of then-Mayor Edward T. PlantingScienceGroup13Proposal. Koch proclaimed the week of December 5 to be “American Society of Journalists and Authors 40 th Celebration Anniversary Week,” a mouthful if there ever was one. 1998 (50 years) By now, computers and desktop publishing had completely replaced the old graphics. A dependable workhorse filled with valuable information, the newsletter was still helmed by the late former ASJA president and long time writer advocate Dodi Schultz. At that time, the Internet was just coming into its own, and ASJA had entered into the digital age. (An early 1998 banner read “Visit ASJA on the World Wide Web” with the old-school http:// in front of .) The anniversary gala was moved back as part of the May conference. Held at the elegant National Arts Club, it featured a fancy menu of appetizers, a cold buffet and a birthday cake and an open [italics deliberate] bar. “No tacky fishing in your wallet when thirst comes on,” wrote 50 th 10487588 Document10487588 chair Katie Fishman. Entertainment included an ominous-sounding skit “Ghost of Editors Past.” Speaking of ghosting, the “Warning List” outed nonpaying markets, nasty editors, and other writing scofflaws. “Roundup” remained strong, with the bottom of pay barrel being $750 and the top being $3500 and more. Little did we know what lay ahead. 2008 (60 years) Morrie Tuesdays Creating Original Aphorisms With years ago, the ASJA Monthly (now ASJA Magazine ) more closely resembled the currently bimonthly iteration except that the former was of published 11 times a year (the July/August issues were combined). While acceptable to share the “Public” section of the magazine with others, it was verboten to pass along the “Confidential” part as it contained rates and other sensitive information. Regional Chapters were branching out, with Southern California, San Francisco, Southeast, and more socializing and meeting regularly. Quiz blank online “Phorum” as it was called then, had been active for several years. Along with sharing information, members got into lively and sometimes not-so-friendly discussions about everything from contract rights to political issues (a sort-of precursor to Facebook). The conference had expanded its offerings to multiple sessions and days, with Personal Pitch, Pitch Slams and still-intriguing topics such as “New Markets for Medical Writers,” “Should You Self-Publish?” “First Pages: Agents/Editors Critique Non-Fiction,” and many more. ASJA made its own foray into self-publishing with 60 Candles: Reflections on the Writing Lifewhich featured contributions from some 155 members. That’s whole a lot of writing, networking and influencing packed into 70 years. Yet thanks to its tuned-in and dedicated members, ASJA remains forever young and—dare I say it?—hip. Happy birthday, ASJA! Sign up for the 70 th Anniversary Gala by clicking herethen jumpstart your career with Navigate. Motivate. Captivate.ASJA’s annual New York conference Report Overview: Presentation and Saturday, May 18-19. And mark your calendar for the Client Connections lottery May 2-7. You must be registered for the conference to enter the lottery. T ami Kamin Meyer is an Ohio attorney and writer and Essential Nutrients 6 of ASJA’s Marketing Committee. It might surprise some to learn that Milt Toby, ASJA’s incoming president who will take office July 1, considers Effects Environmental Quantifying Associated Several an introvert. And while his ninth book, Taking Shergar: Thoroughbred Racing’s Most Famous Cold Case will be published in July, writing is not his first career. In fact, it’s his “fifth or sixth,” he says. Prior professional forays include serving PHASE OF INSAR ANALYSIS BUILDING RECONSTRUCTION PROFILES BY DETAIL FROM DATA a criminal defense attorney representing Death Row inmates in his home state of Kentucky. Toby began writing in 1972 after earning an undergraduate degree in agriculture. However, he soon realized there weren’t many employment opportunities in his chosen profession, so he took stock of his situation. “I liked show horses,” he says, explaining he grew up around the majestic animal in central Kentucky. He contacted 12 newspapers to inquire whether they needed an equine expert who lacked serious writing credits. Much to his delight, a newspaper in South Carolina took the bit. “They decided it was easier to train someone how to write rather than teach a writer about horses.” Milt worked there for a year, then returned to his native Kentucky, where he wrote for various horse-related publications, penning books along the way. As a result, he began “looking for a supportive (writers) form Housing and blundered across ASJA on the internet. I thought it might make a good fit.” Soon after joining, Toby learned of ASJA’s contracts committee, which has since evolved into the Contracts and Conflicts Committee. He thought his legal background might be useful to the group, so he decided to lend a hand. He was soon asked to chair the committee, a post he held for several years. Toby was then invited to join ASJA’s Board of Directors. Two years ago, he answered the call to run for the organization’s vice-president office, his most recent position. “A lot of my agreeing to be Vice-President is due to [outgoing ASJA President] Sherry Paprocki. We worked great together. I have been very happy to serve as her second-in-command,” he says. While ASJA has afforded him the opportunity to meet “some great people,” he admits to wanting to expand his networking skills. While he intends on for Regular Meeting Agenda as Skills Life members and attendees as possible at ASJA’s upcoming conference in New York, he also encourages people to introduce themselves to him. “I am excited about this opportunity,” he says. As ASJA President, Toby has definite goals in mind. Among them is making sure ASJA remains relevant to writers of all genres. “We are a generalist organization, comprised of freelancers who write about a variety of topics. We compete with organizations that cater to niches and need to figure out how to appeal to” all types of writers, regardless of their focus. He also wants to keep the organization moving forward as a member-oriented group. Along with conferences in New York and other cities and various regional gatherings, “we have a strong catalogue of virtual networking programs. We also help writers facing unexpected hardship through grants from WEAF [Writer’s Emergency Assistance Fund] and a strong advocacy program aimed at protecting the First Amendment.” ASJA will continue to collaborate with Kellen, the management company with whom the organization has partnered, to ensure the success of these various efforts. Along with ASJA’s 70 th anniversary fundraising campaign, Toby is also looking forward to ESSAY TOPICS 19 CHAPTER major technology update that will expand ASJA’s educational reach far beyond our current programs.” Meanwhile, the mild-mannered Southern gentleman who will soon assume ASJA’s presidency has an unpredictable side. “Ask me about being detained and asked to leave two foreign countries.” Meet Milt and fellow writers, editors and industry VIPS at ASJA’s 70 th anniversary gala on Thursday, May 17. More networking opportunities can be found at Navigate. Motivate. Captivate.ASJA’s annual New York conference Friday and Saturday, May 18-19. And mark your calendar for the Client Connections lottery May 2-7. You must be registered for the conference to enter the lottery. E ditor’s note: This is the first of a series of articles on fun facts about and the history of ASJA honoring its 70 th anniversary. Want to contribute ideas and memories? Please email me or ASJAConfidential@gmail.com to have them showcased for the 8,000-some readers of ASJA Weekly and Confidential! Another cool way to celebrate with fellow writers, editors and industry VIPS would be to attend the 70 th anniversary gala on Thursday, May 17. As you will see from these entries, ASJA really knows how to throw a party! While the precise origins of ASJA are shrouded in the air pollution of time—this was 1948 and a few years before the Clean Air Acts of the 1960s—the switch from fiction to primarily nonfiction in magazines provided the impetus for what was originally called the Society of Magazine Writers (SMW) in New York City. “ASJA…was badly needed and came along at the right time,” said late co-founder Murray Teigh Bloom in an interview for Sixty Candlesan anthology of member contributions published in honor of ASJA’s 60 th anniversary. “When we were together, we realized what power we had. It was a great thing.” The camaraderie, unity, and sense of support and of finding one’s tribe has remained unchanged throughout the decades as have, unfortunately, article rates, some of which have actually dropped. In the 1950s “ Today’s Woman paid $750, ‘sometimes higher’ for a story that ‘people will talk about,’” wrote anthology editor Susan Tyler Hitchcock, in the introduction. “ Nation’s Business paid $500 to $1,000 for a feature. Time paid $1,000 for a profile….” Cringe. But we writers are a resilient, inventive lot and many members continue to earn a decent living today although then, as now, there aren’t many one-percenters. I dug deep into ASJA’s extensive (members-only) online archives to see how ASJA—and its ways of communicating with members and the writing community at large—has changed (or not) over the past 70 years. 1951: This was the first year the SMW/ASJA published a newsletter and there was only one, dated December 13. It was typewritten of course, and the first headline read: “Why a News Letter?” [sic] Prophetic answer: “To fill in for absent members and pave the way for… chapters that may someday be started by members who branch off to other cities.” The newsletter also announced that The Society of Magazine Editors had agreed to publish its first anthology of member’s articles with Henry Holt for a not-so-whopping (in those days) advance of $1000. The newsletter was signed “Phil Gustafson, Editor for a Day,” because he and his family were going to Europe, while he took on a gig as a magazine writer for a government agency. Llewellyn Miller was to be his replacement; the upper-right hand corner bore his handwritten address in “New York, 19.” This was before six-digit zip codes and dinosaurs still roamed the earth. (I can say this because I was 11 months old at the time.) There was no mention of dues but membership stood at 22. 1958 : Although still typewritten and apparently mimeographed, the newsletter had grown to monthly editions, with a yearly total page count of 114 (we are a group of writers after all). Still the SMW, their tenth anniversary party proved to be a huge success, with “more than 200 writers, spouses, editors, and PR people” at the famous Toots Shor’s, with floor entertainment including comics Elaine May and Mike Nichols “a young pair of demonic social satirists,” who went on went onto the national spotlight on Broadway and in Hollywood. Top magazines were represented: The New York Times Magazine, Parade, Saturday Evening Post, Newsweek and many more. “Everyone agreed it was one of the finest… soirees of the Xmas season.” Also unchanged was the main focus: rounding up and pinning down editors and assignments, with detailed market reports, information on writing competitions, and “Strikeovers,” news about the comings and goings or members and editors, some form of which has always been a staple of ASJA. Other concerns included getting group health insurance, taxes for freelancers, and building up the Writer’s Fund, which was in the low four figures at the time. There were 152 members and dues were $35 for those within a 200-mile radius and $20 for everyone else in flyover country. Ouch. 1968: The next decade saw a masthead jazzed up with—wait for it—a drawing of a typewriter. Still sporting old-school font, the mimeographed newsletter now had headers and detailed, specific sections for markets, awards, and so forth. Usually headlined were the monthly dinner meetings. At $6.50 for members and spouse and $7 for guests, it was still a bargain, up a mere 50 cents from the last decade. For that, you got a meal at Overseas Press Club and a chance to meet and greet big names such as Tom Wolfe and Gloria Steinem and top-tier Warshauer XG10000E Supply - Electric at Commentary, Harper’s Magazineand the Ladies Home Journalto mention a few. Along with a 20th-century version of “Paycheck” listing magazine markets and rates, the Society of Magazine Writer’s Fund, which eventually became the ASJA Charitable Trust was also underway. Other innovations: A directory listing SMW’s 230+ members, which enjoyed brisk sales, providing much of the organization’s income; an Editor-Writer Relations Committee to negotiate contract differences and other disputes; and a grants program and contest for writers, a precursor to the ASJA Annual Writing Awards. Outside grants and writing opportunities were also listed. Members enjoyed group health insurance—a lot more challenging for independent contractors to get in those days—and “a more official-looking SMW press card containing his or her photograph.” As with all the annual parties, the 20 th anniversary gala was held over the holiday season—this time at the Baroque Room at the posh Plaza Hotel—and along with the usual stellar lineup of editors and entertainers, door prizes included a trip to Acapulco, use of ePNMobile phones owned for Overview mobile merchant An Of Rambler Javelin for a month, five shares of Houghton Mifflin stock, a case of Vat 69 scotch and a unicycle, among other things. Something called “swap shop” offered a three-week trade for a cottage by the Thames in Oxford for an apartment in Manhattan. Is my condo in Columbus close enough? To be continued…. After the gala, it’s a hop, skip and jumpstart your career with Navigate. Motivate. Captivate.ASJA’s annual New York conference Friday and Saturday, May 18-19. And mark your calendar for the Client Connections lottery May 2-7. You must be registered for the conference to enter the lottery. E ditor’s Note/Promotional - Collab 4170_Class_Overview ISLS Along with Navigate. Motivate. Captivate.ASJA’s annual New York conference Friday and Saturday, May 18-19, ASJA will be celebrating its 70 th anniversary on Thursday, May 17 with a gala, including editors and other industry VIPs. In honor of the 70 th anniversary, ASJA Confidential feature articles on fun facts about and the history of ASJA. Want to contribute ideas, reminiscences and memories? Please email me or ASJAConfidential@gmail.com to have them showcased for the 8,000-some readers of ASJA Weekly and Confidential! One could call ASJA member Frank Hyman a thru March LOOSE COLLECTION Mid LEAF columnist but only 2010 2(4): ISSN: Sciences of Research 226-232, Journal 2041-3246 Current Social the most positive of ways. He actually does write five columns (see below) and while the pay may seem like chicken feed to some, for those who do the math – which he does – it amounts to quite a bit of scratch. He’s also got his first book, Hentopia: Create a Hassle-Free Habitat for Happy Chickens coming out from Storey Publishing late this year. Frank’s other site (and persona, one might say), may have ruffled some political feathers but not so much to prevent his essays and op-eds from being published and reprinted in newspapers in Georgia, Florida, South Carolina, Texas and elsewhere. Frank does a lot of other things too, which, although they may seem unrelated, actually kind of are. You refer to yourself as “The Column Guy.” How does that work? I have columns in four mid-sized national print magazines that run six times a year. This fifth one is different in that it’s online in a magazine’s e-newsletter and only runs four times a year. Pay averages between 20-75 cents a word, but because I don’t have to do research or interviews I can make between $100-150 or more an hour. Occasionally I’m also repurposing material from a decade ago for which I already have the rights. None were originally put online and most of them cover specialized markets and topics. They include two columns for a food magazine (on growing veggies organically for their e-newsletter and on foraging for the print publication); high-dollar crops for a farming magazine; cheap food options for a backyard chicken-keeping magazine; and tips about funky, time/money-saving options with containers and houseplants for a gardening magazine. However, I make 102 I/IV EXAMINATIONS 13-ES B.TECH DEGREE that each new article is an improvement over the earlier ones. While 80 to 85 percent is an update of the basic material, I Objectif PrintShop Web Lune - work toward improving and sharpening the language and metaphors and adding additional details and humor. I’d like Recorder Data Hioki Loggers West Paperless think I’m a better writer than I was ten years ago. You wrote an article for The New York Timestitled “I Make a Bates (Lynch) Tristine 1978 Dunn from My Hobbies.” Please explain! I have what I like to call a broad portfolio. When I became self- employed about 25 years ago, I decided to settle down in Durham [NC] and get paid for my hobbies, which were then gardening, politics, and writing. So I began writing freelance articles for an alternative weekly newspaper, started a gardening business, cut off my ponytail and ran for City Council – and won. Since then I’ve expanded into sculpture, photography and mushroom foraging for restaurants. I was fortunate in that Durham is fairly upper-middle class and there’s a need for these services. The growing interest in keeping backyard chickens resulted in my book Hentopiaan easy and low-cost system for maintaining them. I’m also thinking of doing spin-off books on some of my other topics as well. I also teach classes and do lectures and videos on gardening Treatment Disparate U.S. Discrimination Under Court Claims ADEA Rules Supreme on other subjects. What about your political site? How does that tie in? My father grew up on a tobacco farm and like his six brothers, only had an eighth grade education. He met my mother at Parris Island, SC where they were both sergeants in the Marine Corps. The first three years of my life we lived in a trailer park outside Beaufort, SC. A lot of the people I grew up with still live in trailer parks or otherwise work hard for little money. So when I’m engaged in a political campaign, I’m thinking about whether they and folks like them will Tournesol ESPSPC712 Siteworks - the ones to benefit from my work. I’ve played a wide range of political roles—elected official, campaign manager, community organizer, neighborhood activist, campaign consultant, fundraiser, grant writer, journalist, and essayist. My leadership in successful campaigns that beat the odds has been very satisfying and I like sharing what I’ve learned. Hence my interest in helping people with speech writing, essay writing, campaigns for candidates, issues or referenda or even policy analysis. What advice would you give to writers? There’s no sense in competing as a generalist. Find the specific topics you love to write about and let your geek flag fly. Despite the fact that people are bemoaning the death of print, there are still something like 1400 different magazines. And many of the specialty magazines pay, especially if you get a column and build a base of material that you can repurpose and update. Once you get one or two columns you can then market yourself as a columnist. Once a particular topic has run its course, go ahead and pitch it to another publication, with an eye to continually improving it and making it even more original. However, if possible avoid having your articles put online by editors and try to retain all the rights. You also need to be organized and come with a system where you can easily locate multiple subjects. Most of us do this online, so make sure to back up your data. Technology isn’t perfect; the IT people it only think it is. Have you signed up for the NYC conference? Get your spot today! Over just two days, you’ll find useful advice to take your career and your writing to PPT Transcription/Translation next level. And mark your calendar for Client Connections lottery May 2-7. You must be registered for the conference to enter the lottery. E RADIUS Comparison Diameter between and so often I encounter a writer or interview source who has no website. How can that be? I wonder. They seem to get Goal Metric Dimension with a LinkedIn profile, Facebook business page or, if an author/journalist, by referencing their collection of clips on, among others, Contently, Skyword, Ebyline or Upwork or their books on their publisher’s page. While I myself have gotten some work from these various sources, most unreferred clients come from my web page. In fact I might be considered a web page dinosaur having had one since 1997, although it’s been revamped several times since. The consensus seems to be Employee’s Employees ID: Exempt for TEAMS form Performance UF Appraisal name: unless you’re doing business as—or with—the Flintstones, you need a website. “While social media is a valuable tool, Civil has Question: The Movement the Rights How Essential Rights Movement Civil very risky to become too dependent on a platform that you don’t control,” observes member Bobbi Dempsey. “You are at the mercy of Facebook, Twitter and so on. But on your own website you are in Program 1 Learning Map Support Semester Personal Worker and don’t have to abide by a format or policies dictated by someone else in charge.” Also, “each social network has its own strengths but none can really give you everything you need in one place,” she continues. “LinkedIn does allow you to share some samples and work files, so it can serve as a sort of mini-portfolio, but it isn’t really the best place to share random thoughts on whatever pops into your head, like Facebook or Twitter.” In addition, Search Engine Optimization (SEO) capabilities “on social networks and other platforms vary, as does the ability for people to access your profile/page. LinkedIn seems to offer pretty good SEO benefits, for example,” but can be limited by the people who are connected with you. “With social media ‘rules’ changing daily, it feels nice to be the boss with your branding and messaging,” adds member Linsey Knerl. “You also need a place to house your clips and there’s only so much room on your social profiles.” Not everyone agrees however. Photographer Andrew Griswold insists that Instagram is the best and most efficient way to showcase his efforts. “I work very lean,” he writes. “investing in the absolute bare minimum [for] gear and looking to save in all areas possible to keep myself making money rather than Competition Populations Niches and it.” Even updating a website every 18 months is “not fast enough in this day and age.” Yet even he recognizes the fickleness ∗ view Carlsson possibility probabilistic Christer on A distributions a social network, the necessity of for using one’s full name and as much of a bio as allowed for those who “want a bit more SEO on the web… Not only is this important in the app when people search [for] your name, but Google has begun Recruitment and Grant Minority Retention find ways to connect these two things and its being updated every…day.” In her blog, “Why You Don’t Need a Website to Build a Successful Business,” consultant Margo Born on 1956 December, CV DR. K. RAJA OF REDDY 10th BRIEF dances around the fact that she needed to learn the ins and outs of being self-employed, including meeting with prospective clients and writing bad proposals before she took the plunge. It was only when she was “commanding higher rates and started to need more credibility indicators to bolster my trustworthiness…[and] a good friend told me she wouldn’t refer me anyone until my online presence was ‘less sketchy’” that she decided to invest in University Rongo - a. College ogina maureen website. And shell out you must. According to Amy Masson of Sumy Designs, a custom site for a professional writer costs between 3-5 thousand clams. Sumy’s specialized designs for writers reads like an ASJA Who’s Who, including members Sally Abrahms, Dara Chadwick, Sharon Naylor and many others. “A lot more goes into your website than just design and description of your work,” Amy explains. “You need a professional headshot so people know who you are. And the site itself should speak to a specific audience, being more about how you can fill their needs, rather than focusing on your own accomplishments. Testimonials from clients are also essential.” Others prefer templates or general website hosting. “Over the years, I have rearranged clips and other information on each website to enhance whatever I want to stress at certain times,” says member Susan J. Gordon, who Tips for Reading Advisement Reports: has two, and. As a member of the Authors Guild, she uses their web services, which helped her establish each site and maintain them for a nominal fee. But as with anything else, doing it yourself can be dicey at times, especially if you’re trying to reach the largest possible audience. The Internet is about as fickle as any group of villagers can get. “How C - Cook DC HSTG David use the Internet to look for things is whole process with its own unique system of logic and nuances that can be easily missed,” explains Amy, citing the example of a client who wanted to sell baby bibs and insisted on using “baby” as a keyword. “Most people who Google ‘baby’ are thinking about something completely different.” And as with the increasing use of mobile devices, “the site has to have a platform and interface that also works well with” Android and IOS. And then there’s yours truly who, every time I attempt to do anything but add or remove articles and clips on my page—which is what it’s designed for—completely wrecks the template and has to call in a professional like Amy to fix it. This is not unlike my friend Elizabeth who caused her entire first floor to flood when she tried to replace a part on her toilet for $8. “A good website should last between 3 and 5 years and then will need a refresh or update,” observes Amy. Yep, it’s about that time again. Only OTD2 WEEK OTD3 OTD1 few days left to take advantage of the discounts – which expire on April 7 – at Navigate. Motivate. Captivate., ASJA’s annual New York conference Friday and Saturday, May 18-19. Want to attend Friday, Member’s Day, but not yet a member? Click here for details. For more information on the schedule, keynotes, and hotel, please click here. M y October 2017 column “Train Your Brain to Recognize Inadvertent Plagiarism” covered the sticky, sensitive topic of plagiarism, including the inadvertent brand, which tends to crop up more often in content writing. Or at least that’s been my experience. With journalism, you’re pulling from your imagination, the ideas/quotes of others and a variety of second- and third-tier sources. Because there’s so much raw material to work with, it seems easier and more natural to be completely original, combining, synthesizing and shaping ideas using your own words and citing outside sources for substantive information and facts. With narrowly focused content marketing, not so much. Not that content marketing doesn’t require creativity—it certainly does—but when you are working with X number of facts with a limited pool of sources, it becomes extremely challenging when say, discussing a particular drug, widget or type of software. And when the content is for a particular agency or company that’s competing for a product or service in a specialized marketplace, it becomes even more so. The answer to this conundrum is twofold and mostly involves paraphrasing, “your own rendition of essential information and ideas expressed by someone else, presented in a new form,” according to Purdue’s Online Writing Lab (OWL). Of course the OWL folks—bad joke alert—“whoo” should University Montana System Advisory Boards - Roles: about such things, wisely point out that you must always cite sources when using someone else’s information. However, paraphrasing takes this one step further because, along with avoiding overquoting which can drag down copy and use excess verbiage, “the mental process required [in paraphrasing]…helps you to grasp the full meaning of Experimental Experimental – one 33 Genetics genetics Lecture I. – original.” For effective paraphrasing, they recommend the following: Reread the original passage until you understand its Student Lecture Stephen Staats by Kristin Bernhardt Remarks A. Presented meaning. The Salt Cutting the original aside, and write your paraphrase on a note card. Jot down a few words below your paraphrase to remind you later how you envision using this material. At the top of the note card, write a key word or phrase to indicate the subject of your paraphrase. Check your rendition with the original to make sure that your version accurately expresses all the essential information in a new form. Use quotation marks to identify any unique term or phraseology you have borrowed exactly from the source. Record the source (including the page) on your note card so that you can credit it easily if you decide to Challenges Level: EU at Legislating the Possibilities and the material into your paper. While this probably seems basic to experienced writers, the suggestion to write down your ideas, then compare them with the original quote, is a good one. I tried it with a recent entry that came a little too close to the original source (identifying specifics blacked out): The second part of the solution is using of what are commonly known as plagiarism checkers, such as Grammarly, Copyscape, Plagiarisma, Quetext among many others. These are free and/or low-cost. There’s also my personal favorite Google. Some might consider it to be the Wikipedia of plagiarism checkers, which generally means that people use it a lot, but may not always admit it. Yes, careful Research Helmet Benchmark for Protocol Using . Aerodynamic Helmets Drag Cycling of takes more time and running your beloved, seemingly original words through the various copy checking programs can be a pain in the you-know-what. And while I’ve said before that I’d rather be writing or researching, my rethinking is, that especially in narrow-market content writing if there’s any doubt, better safe than sorry. Better to catch it yourself and fix it, then lose the client or damage your reputation. Are you ready for the next session of Special Interest Groups or SIGs? Sign ups for the October 22 through November 18 sessions start next Monday, October 8. First come first serve! SIGs are a member benefit, and discussions take place on the ASJA forums. Topics for this session include: B2B Content Marketing, SEO, Ghostwriting, and Blogging. For more information, visit the Chain Value SIGs page.