Virtual Business Chat: LinkedIn and the Freelance Science Writer


Virtual Business Chat: LinkedIn and the Freelance Science Writer
Presented by the NASW Freelance Committee

Date: Thursday, August 3, 2023
Start Time: 1 PM ET / 10 AM PT
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This NASW Freelance Committee virtual meetup for August 2023 will focus on another topic of interest to the freelance science writer: establishing and managing your online presence through LinkedIn. To speak on the topic, your NASW member colleagues and volunteer event hosts Jennifer Huber and Ellen Kuwana have invited a social media and marketing consultant, Janet Kennedy. At this SciWriBizChat, Kennedy will explain why all science communication professionals should have a comprehensive LinkedIn presence. She will share tips to optimize your LinkedIn profile, grow your network, expand your content sharing, and handle reputation management.

Invited Speaker:
Janet Kennedy

Speaker Provided Bio: "Janet Kennedy is a Social Media and Marketing Consultant specializing in healthcare. She is the President of Get Social Health and Host of the podcast by the same name. Janet was also a Co-Founder of the Healthcare Writers Network and a member of the External Advisory Board of the Mayo Clinic Social Media Network."

Stick around after the guest talk for some virtual networking with fellow NASW colleagues. See you on August 3!



Is one of your 2023 resolutions to run your small business more efficiently? Or have you been afraid to jump into self-employment? There is a community here to support you. This year, the NASW Freelance Committee is offering a virtual meetup series held on the first Thursday of each month at 1 PM ET / 10 AM PT. Freelance writers, editors and other communicators will be able to educate themselves and ask experts questions in an informal, small-group setting.

Questions? Stop by to say hello to event hosts Ellen Kuwana and Jennifer Huber and to vote for your favorite topics for future events.


Please note that this is an informational session and opportunity to ask questions; it is not an endorsement by NASW for any specific agent, company, or policy. NASW does not provide licensed tax advice services, nor do we make recommendations for specific policies or products.