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IWOC Meeting - Technology for Freelance Writers

  • 12 Apr 2016
  • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Gratz Center (Room 4F), 126 E. Chestnut Street, Chicago


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IWOC Meeting

Technology for Freelance Writers

Join IWOC-ers as a show-and-tell panel of four experienced freelance writers discusses which proven tech-based gadgets, gizmos, or other related technology items have actually worked best for each of them “in the field” over time, enabling their writing businesses to generate bottom-line profits on a consistent basis. The panelists will display some of their most important writer’s tech tools and offer a critique with pros and cons of each.

The program will involve plenty of audience interaction, so you are encouraged to bring your own tech tools to show and tell about. A bit of playful interaction is especially encouraged here, in order to stimulate creative thinking. So bring some of your gizmos, stand up, show and tell us what you like--or hate--the most, and have some fun!

The gadgets you show should be those that you depend upon heavily, such as:

  • Handheld communication devices, such as phones, cellular devices and tablets
  • Laptop computers and related
  • Interview tools, including tape recorders, headsets, transcription aids, and earphones for typing during interviews
  • Printers, fax machines, photocopiers, scanners, typewriters, postage machines—(or expensive Mount Blanc fountain pens for that matter)
  • Any software-based physical gadget that generates transcribed copy when you talk into it
  • Payment-system technologies used for banking and cash management
  • Windows 10 or any one other software that’s critical for your business

Networking, with snacks and beverages, begins at 5:00 p.m., followed by the program at 6:00 p.m.

The meeting is free for IWOC members. Non-members pay $10 with online preregistration/payment or $15 at the door.

All attendees are welcome to join us for a buy-your-own dinner at a nearby restaurant after the meeting.

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Meeting Location

IWOC monthly meetings are held in Room 4F at the Gratz Center, 126 E. Chestnut Street, adjacent to the historic Fourth Presbyterian Church (see map, below).

Discounted parking after 5:00pm is available (with validation coupon available at the meeting) at 900 N. Michigan Avenue.

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