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Starting out and Setting up as a Freelancer: Hints and Tips from those who have been there, dunnit – Part 2: The business side of freelancing (quoting, invoicing, scheduling, admin, etc.)

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: Thursday, 17 March 2022

Time: 14:00 to 17:00

Place: Online (Zoom meeting)

Facilitator: Laetitia Sullivan

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 3 hours’ worth of discretionary CPD time.

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

More about our facilitator

Laetitia Sullivan works as a SATI-accredited sworn translator admitted to the SA High Court (Western Cape Division). As a bilingual ATE, she specialises in educational and non-fiction publishing as well as government and business reports ( She has been a full-time freelance language practitioner since 2007, a full member of PEG since 2009, and she contributes regularly to PEGboard. Her personal nightmares include a world without dogs, running out of good coffee and WhatsApp scrapping the ability to fast forward voice notes x2.

About the webinar

This webinar focuses on three major concerns of freelancers: finding the work, pricing the work and managing the money earned from that work. The main topics to be discussed:

  • Freelance mindset
  • Marketing: business plan, inbound marketing, outbound marketing
  • Finances: general, quoting, invoicing
  • Me, Myself and I: business resilience, mental health, disaster planning
  • Tools, resources and CPD.


Affiliation Early-bird registration fee
(by 10 March latest)
Registration fee
(from 11 until 15 March 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. Deadline for registrations: 12 noon on 16 March.

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 12:00 on 4 March. Once the final number of attendees has been confirmed on the morning 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.

17th Mar 2022 @ 14:00 - 17:00 Africa/Johannesburg | Webinar, Zoom

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