Going Global: How to Find & Work with International Clients
Thursday, November 24, 7 to 8:30 p.m.
Miles Nadal Jewish Community Centre, 750 Spadina Avenue, Room 318
Note: Doors open at 7 p.m. and program begins at approximately 7:10 p.m.
We're called the Professional Writers Association of Canada, but our international markets are expanding as English becomes the default language of business and academia in more and more countries. In this panel discussion, you'll learn how to find, pitch to, and nurture clients outside of domestic markets. We'll also cover the practicalities of working internationally, such as getting paid, tax implications, and required paperwork (such as the W-8BEN form for American clients).
Bryan Borzykowski (@bborzyko) is a Toronto-based writer and editor. Hes written for numerous publications on both sides of the border including the New York Times, CNBC, BBC Capital, CNNMoney, Forbes, Canadian Business and The Globe and Mail. Hes also co-authored three personal finance books and talks business on CTV every Saturday night.
Virginia Heffernan is a former geologist turned full-time writer. Her formal education and international field experience inspire her feature writing and blogging. In the corporate and government realm, Virginia assists organizations with their marketing message. She has clients in Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver, Adelaide, Brussels and Lima, and she has published two books with the Financial Times of London.
Chantal Saville is the chief wordsmith at Content Ghost. After a decade of running a community newspaper, Chantal changed course to pursue work in the digital sphere, growing her business within the niche market of ghost blogging for businesses. Her American clients are able to take advantage of the favourable exchange rate, excellent writing and a phantasmagorical voice: a trifecta that has enticed clients from around the world.
Al Green Theatre (Miles Nadal Jewish Community Centre) (View)
750 Spadina Ave. (Bloor / Spadina) in the Annex, Room 318
Toronto, ON M5S 2J2
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