Getting Yourself Into Print

Ruth E. Thaler-Carter


Learn how to get ideas into print and into the hands of readers through the new and ever-growing technology of electronic and self-publishing.

The world of self- and electronic publishing is expanding constantly, offering technical communicators an exciting opportunity to put their own words and experiences—or the publishing projects of their employers and clients—into print. Whether you have a novel, poem, or manual in your soul, today you can get it into print and in the hands of readers. Tech writers and editors who want to move into publishing their own or their employers’ work will find out why and how to publish their own technical or non-technical work, identify markets for their own writing work, and figure out the technology behind electronic and self-publishing.

Presenter Biography

Ruth E. Thaler-Carter (, is a longtime, award-winning freelance writer/editor/proofreader/desktop publisher and presenter and owner of Communication Central, which hosts an annual conference for editorial entrepreneurs. She has used self- and electronic publishing services for “Get Paid to Write! Getting Started as a Freelance Writer,” a booklet she wrote and published herself; “Freelancing 101: Launching Your Editorial Business,” which she wrote for the EFA; and a book she edited for a client; and is launching a publishing venture with a colleague.