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HEADLINE EVENT WEBINAR: Starting out and Setting up as a Freelancer – Hints and tips from those who have been there, dunnit

Join PEG for our webinar series, where you will have the opportunity to upgrade your knowledge and skills as editors and proofreaders in a variety of ways: linguistic, stylistic, business, digital, technical, professional and more. Starting out and setting up as a freelancer? Changing careers by moving from full-time inhouse to freelance? Wanting to know more about the challenges and pluses of working from home? Then why not hear it from the horse’s mouth! During this webinar on 15 February, our aim will be to share with you a strategy for success as a freelancer.

Focus: Your presenter will share with you hints and tips – some of them based on personal experience – that will help you to bed down your newfound freelance status professionally and effectively so that you will be better equipped to obtain paid work and service your clients with more confidence and greater professionalism.

Date: Wednesday, 15 February 2023

Exercises in the form of sample accreditation test questions will be sent upon registration.

Time: 14:00 to 17:00

Place: Online (Zoom meeting)

Facilitator: Alexis Grewan

CPD hours: Attendees will receive a certificate confirming their attendance and their having earned 3 hours’ worth of core CPD; those who opt to listen to the audio recording of the webinar instead, without actually attending, will earn 30 minutes’ worth of discretionary CPD time.

There is no pre-webinar exercise, but a brief checklist/quiz will be issued to registrants shortly before the webinar.

About our facilitator

Alexis Grewan has worked as a freelance writing consultant, editor and proofreader for more than four years, and for about six years prior to that as an independent contractor. Her freelance work includes writing and proofreading medico-legal reports in the field of psychology, editing academic texts (for examination and for publication) and educational materials, and copywriting and proofreading content for online platforms. Prior to entering the world of wordsmiths, she ran a successful health-care practice as a self-employed reflexologist, delivered training in soft skills and worked as a community social worker.

About the webinar

This webinar defines the concept ‘freelancer’, with a specific focus on the freelance editor. We will explore what resources are needed, both internally and externally, to freelance confidently and successfully. We will also locate freelance editing in the context of PEG as an organisation that supports the needs of freelance editors. Registrants will be provided with a self-assessment tool that will highlight what resources you have and which resources need development.


Affiliation Early-bird registration fee
(by 9 February latest)
Registration fee
(from 10 February until 13 February latest)
PEG members R275 R350
LAMP members* R475 R550
Non-affiliated members R675 R750

*LAMP members: Association of Southern African Indexers and Bibliographers (ASAIB), ProJourn, Southern African Freelancers’ Association (SAFREA), South African Science Journalists’ Association (SASJA) and the South African Translators’ Institute (SATI).

Please register by completing and emailing the registration form to Sharon Rose.

Cancellation policy

If members are unable to attend this webinar after having registered and paid for it, a full refund is possible if cancellations are received by Sharon Rose by no later than 12 noon on 14 February.. Once the final number of attendees has been confirmed on the eve of the webinar, no refunds are possible.

In addition, should you be prevented from participating in full or in part on the day of the webinar owing to Eskom loadshedding, you will be entitled to take either the same webinar or another on the 2022 webinar programme. When this occurs, the onus will be on you to inform the webinar coordinator of your disqualification on this ground and to specify which alternative webinar you would like to transfer your registration to.

Remember, though, that as a would-be or part-participant on the day, you will in any event receive the audio recording of the entire event plus PDFs of the PPT slides.

Use the early-bird special: save money and secure your spot at this webinar by registering early!

15 February, 2023 @ 14:00 - 17:00 Africa/Johannesburg at Online (Zoom) by PEG | First Quarter Nitty gritty Webinar Zoom

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