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Websites and Social Media Event

Spring is here and that means spring cleaning! Only we’re not cleaning our homes (well, you can if you want to), we’re cleaning up our websites and social media accounts.

Join us May 10 for PWAC’s Websites and Social Media event, during which we’ll learn how to optimize our websites for business so that more potential clients can find us and how we can harness the power of social media to help us get more work.

Our speaker will be Arnaud Joakim, a digital marketing and social media expert with 17 years of experience in the industry. He specializes in SEO and content creation and knows all about optimizing websites and social media so Google (and others) can find you.

Having a clean, clear website to promote yourself is invaluable in getting work as a freelancer today, as is having a strong social media presence. We’re really excited for this event.

See you there!

Date: Wednesday, May 10, 2017
Time: 7pm – 9pm
Place: Atwater Library, 1200 Avenue Atwater, Westmount, Auditorium, 2nd floor
Admission: $15, $5 for students
FREE for PWAC members.

Refreshments will be provided.

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Money Matters 2017

Hey, Quebec members – spring is far away, but tax time is approaching! And money management is always on freelancers’ minds…

Join us February 15 for PWAC’S Money Matters, an evening devoted to money management for freelance writers. Our speakers will be Chartered Accountant Harriet Kirshenblatt, who specializes in income tax for self-employed workers, and former PWAC member and journalist Jean-Benoît Nadeau, author of Le Guide du Travailleur Autonome (The Self-Employed Worker’s Guide).

They will answer questions about paying taxes, managing cash flow, charging GST and QST, buying insurance, getting paid (by clients who want to pay and clients who don’t…), and saving money – all the nuts and bolts of handling your freelance dollars.

See you there!

Date: Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Time: 7pm – 9pm

Place: Atwater Library, 1200 Avenue Atwater, Westmount, Auditorium, 2nd floor

Admission: $15, $5 for students

FREE for PWAC members.

Refreshments will be provided.

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Meet the Editors Night 2017

Hey Quebec members – why not usher in the New Year with a slate of new magazine clients?

On January 18, PWAC Quebec will be holding its annual Meet the Editors Night, with editors from Reader’s Digest, Maisonneuve, Concordia University Magazine, the McGill News and content marketing agency 37ieme Avenue.

In the first hour editors will explain what they are looking for, how they work with writers, how to pitch, and what their expectations are for rewrites and publication dates. In the second hour the floor will be open to participants to ask whatever they want…

See you there!

Date: Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Time: 7pm – 9pm

Place: Atwater Library, 1200 Avenue Atwater, Westmount, Auditorium, 2nd floor

Admission: $15, $5 for students

Free for PWAC members.

Refreshments will be provided.

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