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Join hosts Tom Riddell and Robin Eduardo as they welcome author Neil Tortorella to The Writers Lounge. Sit back and relax as Neil discusses what it's like to be a writer and he will also talk to us about his book: Starting Your Career as a Freelance Web Designer

A comprehensive road map to guide designers through the maze of setting up a new practice while avoiding common pitfalls.
Break out of the cubicle and gain the business savvy you need to launch your own freelance web design business with Starting Your Career as a Freelance Web Designer! Written by seasoned pro Neil Tortorella, this book guides web designers step-by-step down the path to success and helps them avoid common pitfalls. Jam-packed with practical know-how, this book also contains the wisdom and advice of noted industry authorities and business leaders. Readers will learn how to draft a solid business plan, negotiate contracts, manage time and money, deal with taxes, manage projects and clients, determine rates, and create winning proposals.

Neil Tortorella brings with him over 35 years experience as an award-winning graphic designer, writer and marketing consultant. He has operated his own design and marketing consulting practice, Tortorella Design, for over 20 years. Through Tortorella Design, Neil has worked with several Fortune 500, along with small to mid-sized companies, to develop pragmatic solutions to their communications challenges. His key strength is blending branding and marketing strategy with memorable visuals and copy to create a distinctive impression in the minds of his clients' audiences.
In addition to graphic and Web design, Tortorella provides marketing consulting for independent professionals and small businesses in the service sector, to identify their best target markets and formulate smart, low-cost strategies to reach them and win more business.