National Press Club

Find answers to your freelance questions at May 16 workshop

May 13, 2014 | By Stephenie Overman |

The National Press Club's Freelance Committee, in conjunction with the Washington chapter of the Society for Professional Journalists, will host its Spring Freelance Workshop this Friday, May 16, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the Zenger Room.

The workshop will be the place for freelancers to find some answers to questions ranging from “How can I plan for retirement down the road?” to “How do I get an assignment this week?”

In the workshop’s first session Bob Guldin, who has more than a dozen years of freelance experience, will talk about how to craft a good query letter. Guldin specializes in international affairs, advocacy and public policy. He has written for The Washington Post, The Baltimore Sun, Bethesda Magazine and Defense News.

Douglas Garland Jr., a recruiter for Voice of America, will discuss government contracting for freelance writers.

The second session, “Building Your Own Benefits Package,” will feature two representative from Affinity Group Underwriters -- Stephen L. Wyss managing director and David Higgs -- to talk about health insurance.

Joe Lamoglia and Steven Richardson, vice presidents at Potomac Financial Private Client Group LLC., will discuss retirement planning and benefits.

The workshop will be followed by networking and a happy hour at the Club.

To sign up, click here.

For more information, contact Stephenie Overman,, or Tamika Smith,