Calgary Association of Freelance Editors

A professional organization for freelance editors and writers.

Events

 

January, February and March

CAFE Roundtable 2

“The Business of Freelancing: navigating rates, taxes and other treacherous numbers.”

Ahoy Freelancers!

We all know it! Even staying afloat as a freelance editor in a sea of invoices, business taxes, and number crunching can often feel like drowning.

I love Tax Season!!!!” … cried no one, ever. (Except maybe accountants—but not many CAFE members moonlight in the finance sector.)

At CAFE, part of our professional development efforts centre around helping you establish a seaworthy business. Freelancing is not about surviving contract-to-contract at the whim of every client but requires a firm strategy to stay on course and reach your goals. Taking care of the money side of every client interaction is as much a part of running a successful business as having excellent editing chops and a comprehensive skillset.

That’s why “The Business of Freelancing” roundtable is all about equipping you with the tools and knowledge to safely navigate the shoals of small business finances!

So, on Wednesday March 7, we invite members to find respite at The Bridge coworking space and partake in a valuable info session with open discussion focussing on rates, taxes and the business of freelancing.

Rise to the challenge! You can be as good with numbers as you are with words! Your bank account and the Government of Canada will be pleased you seized this opportunity to drop anchor awhile and spent an evening in the fine company of your fellow language enthusiasts learning to surf those pesky figures like a pro.

Date: March 7, 2018

Time: 6 to 9 p.m.

Venue: The Bridge: 300, 718 – 8 Ave SW. Click here for directions and transportation information.

Cost: Free for members and an invited guest*

RSVP: Please confirm your attendance by 4pm Monday, March 5 to rsvp@calgaryeditors.com

*This event is for members and invited guests only. Members, please feel free to invite a friend, colleague or client who may have an interest in the topic. Be sure to include the first and last name of your invited guest with your RSVP.

 

Group Tour

New Central Library Walking Tour!

As many of you know, the new central Calgary Public Library is soon opening its doors to the public. But wait, there’s more! CAFE and Calgary Public Library are partnering together to give members a walking tour of the new space. Come find out how the library can help you and your business.

And as if that wasn’t enough, afterwards we’re heading to Phil & Sebastian’s headquarters for a hot coco or coffee and other light fare.

So, come out and keep the February chills away CAFE, Calgary Public Library, and Phil & Sebastian.

Tentatively scheduled for March 3, 2018.

Further details to come.

 

CAFE Roundtable 3

Round 3!

Date: March 28, 2018 (note: postponed from March 14, 2018)

Time: 6 to 9 pm

Venue: The Bridge cowork space: 300, 718 – 8 Ave SW. Click here for directions and transportation information.

Cost: Free for members and an invited guest*

 RSVP: Please RSVP by 4pm Monday, March 26th to rsvp@calgaryeditors.com

*This event is for members and invited guests only.

Members, please feel free to invite a friend, colleague or client who may have an interest in the editing and writing community in Calgary. (Please include the first and last name of your invited guest in your RSVP.)

Further details to come.

 

 

 

April, May and June

Panel Discussion 1 – TBA

Panel Discussion 2 – TBA

Spring Soirée – TBA

AGM – tentatively June 22, 2018

 

Past Events