St. Louis is the host city for “Gateway to Success,” the 14th annual “Be a Better Freelancer”® conference, to be held Oct. 11–13, 2019, at the Chase-Park Plaza Hotel, sponsored by Communication Central and the National Association of Independent Writers and Editors (NAIWE). Aspiring and established freelance writers, journalists, editors, proofreaders, indexers, graphic artists, photographers, authors and other members of the publishing and editorial world will benefit from presentations by locally and nationally renowned speakers on topics from launching a business to marketing and promotions, contracts, tools and techniques, and more. While the focus is on the editorial world, sessions will be useful for anyone with a small or independent business.

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  • Starting Friday, October 11th, 2019, repeated every day until Sunday, October 13, 2019 — all day


Chase Park Plaza

212 N. Kingshighway Blvd.
St. Louis, Missouri 63108