Freelance Austin is a committee of Women Communicators of Austin.
What We Do
In short, we network with one another and we support each other! Many beneficial alliances have resulted from our monthly get-togethers, the second Wednesday of each month.
Attendees are encouraged to exchange business cards and make brief introductions before and after meetings.
Programs feature diverse topics relevant to the business of being a freelancer: getting and retaining clients, managing a small business, marketing, legal issues, tax tips, motivation, creativity and many more. We also plan 2 social events throughout the year to maximize networking opportunities.
Our Volunteer Committee meets regularly to organize the group, coordinate and publicize meetings and address supporter concerns.
Freelance Austin was founded in 1992 by Patti DeNucci, owner of DeNucci & Co. Then called the First Tuesday Freelancers, the group was primarily a support group for freelance writers and communicators. In 1995, the organization became affiliated with the Association for Women in Communications, Austin Professional Chapter (now WCA - Women Communicators of Austin) and membership has expanded to include a wider variety of over 100 independent professionals.
In 1999, the Freelance Austin membership directory became available in print form, and by January 2001, the group launched a new website featuring a downloadable membership directory.
In March, 2013, the Austin chapter of AWC voted to launch out on its own as Women Communicators of Austin. Freelance Austin remains a committee of WCA.