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The ASJA Annual Conference in April is just around the corner and with it, its awesome, almost-conference-within-a-conference: the members-only Client Connections. For those of you who are new to ASJA, Client Connections is our very own speed dating, matching members with editors, agents, and content managers. Last year we had just over 60 clients, who met with and hired many of our members. READ MORE

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Navigating the Gig Economy

In the late 1940s, after service in the Navy during World War II, my father signed on as a mail carrier at the local post office. He never left that job, working his way up from walking a route to postmaster. Bored after retirement, he worked part-time as a greeter at the local funeral home. It was perfect for him. He got to dress up and meet his friends, and on good days he got to drive the hearse. It never occurred to my father to change jobs while he was at the post office. People who did that sort of thing, drifting from job to job, were viewed at the time with some suspicion, as layabouts. More »

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