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Applying corporate wisdom to the freelance world: seminar on Independent Publishing


Wait til I tell you - blog of Irish writer Orla Shanaghy

Multinational corporations are often derided for their use of “corporate-speak”. But as a former employee of multinational corporations, I have come to appreciate the value of some aspects of corporate wisdom. Two examples I wanted to write about today are outcomes and deliverables.

I recently attended a seminar hosted by Big Smoke Writing Factory in Dublin. The seminar was about Independent Publishing and the facilitator was Vanessa O’Loughlin, founder of writing.ie and The Inkwell Group, and influencer of a host of other literary activities and projects around Ireland.

To my delight, both the outcomes and deliverables of the seminar were excellent, and I met some lovely new fellow writers to boot.

Getting back to the corporate-speak. Freelancers pay for all training and professional development out of our own funds, so we need to make sure that we get a return on our investment. The most useful

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