Upcoming Events

July 2018 virtual meeting?

  • Details TBA

Past Events

Meeting (Columbus)—Saturday, April 21, 2018—1:00–3:00 p.m.

  • In-person meeting: WSBA conference room, 403 West Main Street, Westerville, Ohio 43081 (same place we met in April 2016).
  • Brian Buckley will be giving a talk called “Advice to my younger self: Six lessons from the first three years of freelancing.”
  • Meeting notes

Meeting (virtual)—Tuesday, January 23, 2018—6:00–8:00 p.m.

  • Video chat via Facebook Messenger. Please read these instructions on how to connect.
  • Agenda:
    • The speaker is Mary Piper Hansen, owner of Piper Editorial Consulting, LLC. Her topic is how to be far-sighted when accepting and working on “meh” projects (low-paying or unresponsive clients).
    • Also, Diane Callahan will give a brief talk about her success in using Upwork to find clients.
    • Brian will give an update on chapter news.
    • Brian will talk about his recent experience with a “client” who turned out to be a scammer and forged a cashier’s check.
    • Open discussion.
  • Meeting notes

Meeting (Cleveland)—Saturday, October 7, 2017—1:00–3:00 p.m.

  • Informal, in-person lunch meeting: Nuevo Mexican restaurant, 1000 East 9th St, Cleveland, OH 44114 (see map).
  • Open discussion, no formal agenda or speaker.
  • The restaurant is near the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, among other attractions. Here’s a list of things to do in Cleveland.

Meeting (virtual)—Thursday, July 13, 2017—6:00–8:00 p.m.

  • Phone conference. You can connect simply by calling the phone number from any phone. Call: 515-604-9000, access code 542095 (followed by pound sign). The service is
  • Rather than having a single speaker give a formal talk, this meeting will be open to wide-ranging discussion.
  • Meeting notes

No April 2017 meeting.

Meeting (virtual)—Thursday, January 26, 2017—6:00–8:00 p.m.

  • Phone conference.
  • The speaker is Laura Sparks of Creative Sparks Writing. Her topic is machine-generated content and what it means for editors.

Meeting (Cleveland)—Saturday, October 22, 2016—1:00–3:00 p.m.

  • In-person meeting: Strongsville Library conference room, 18700 Westwood Dr, Strongsville, Ohio, 44136. Just off I-71, 20 miles southwest of Cleveland.
  • Speaker: Lori Paximadis.
  • Agenda: TBD.
  • Other notes: Please bring any reference books you’ve found especially useful or interesting, to share with the group.
  • Things to do in Cleveland

Meeting (virtual)—Thursday, July 14, 2016—6:00 p.m.

  • Phone conference
  • Guest speaker: Samantha Enslen of Dragonfly Editorial
  • Meeting notes

Meeting (Columbus)—Friday, April 22, 2016—7:00 p.m.

Meeting (virtual)—Tuesday, January 19, 2016—6:00 p.m.

  • Google Hangouts video chat
  • Speaker: Brian Buckley
  • Meeting notes