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Workshop (Live NJ & Virtual): How to Get Started in Consulting with John Hedtke & Anna Parker

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John Hedtke and Anna Parker present:

How to Get Started in Consulting

We thank our faculty and student colleagues at the New Jersey Institute of Technology's Master of Science in Professional and Technical Communications for hosting this event.

On Sunday, March 29, 2015, meet your colleagues in New Jersey and online to learn how to move up from technical communication to consulting.

While this work is challenging, time-consuming, and risky, it is the most fun you can have in your professional life. With John and Anna, you can get started.

How to Get Started in Consulting

9:00 am - 5:00 pm - Workshop in New Jersey
9:00 am - Virtual attendees dial in
There is no Chapter networking meeting in the evening.

One of the ways we move up from technical communication is to expand into consulting. You can do many kinds of business consulting, such as white papers, disaster preparedness, business processes, and executive presentations. You can also help set up documentation departments for companies, write or ghost-write books for companies, or just set up your own technical communication services company.

This kind of work is challenging, time-consuming, and risky. It will require every shred of your professional experience to do it well. As a result, you'll never have as much professional fun in your life!

This workshop will give you the basics of how to get started: how to make some informed decisions about your preferences, how to get set up as an independent, how to build your brand (very important!), and ways to find business.


The in-person site for this workshop is in New Jersey; there is no NYC venue.
NJIT MSPTC Students: You can attend at no charge, but you must register below.

You cannot walk into the presentation unregistered. Unless you are NJIT community, you can only pass building security if you are on their list as a registrant.

To register for the workshop, go to the Registration section below, sign up, and pay in advance of the registration deadline.

New Jersey Institute of Technology
154 Summit Street
Newark, NJ 07102 USA
Room: 411 Cullimore Hall
Day of event contact:  +1.8624529927

NJIT Parking Map (click tab Parking)
NJIT Campus Map (Cullimore Hall is map #22, lower right)
Register & Pay

Please REGISTER EARLY. Limited seats are available. Deadline for registration is Friday, March 27 at 12:00 noon.

To register, select the appropriate payment level below and click Buy Now. Proceed to pay via Paypal.

NOTE: All registrations are transferable but non-refundable.
MSPTC students
: The $1 charge is for registration purposes only and will be refunded to you upon completion of registration.

A link for virtual participants will be sent 1 day before each events