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This Month at Textbroker: April 2012

Recaps the inaugural Author Extravaganza

Hello Textbroker Authors,

Textbroker’s Inaugural Author Extravaganza

We want to extend a great big “Thank you!” to all of the authors that attended our first Author Extravaganza in Las Vegas on April 12th. The response to the event was overwhelmingly positive!

We kicked the event off with opening remarks by our founder, Jan Becker-Fochler, and our CEO-Americas, Phillip Thune. After a round of Getting To Know You Bingo, Kristine Schachinger of Sites Without Walls took us through writing for SEO. This was followed by a behind-the-scenes look at how our editors really rate your articles that was presented by Textbroker editor John D. After a delicious Italian buffet lunch, I presented tips for getting more DirectOrders, and our Client Services Manager, Christina Sas, walked us through a client account, showing us what clients see when placing orders. After Christina Zila offered us some tips for effective proofreading came my favorite event of the day: the Author Open Mic. Some of the authors showcased their creative non-Textbroker work, and it was just amazing. It feels super to work with such a multi-talented group of people! Finally, the Textbroker staff opened ourselves up to a Q&A in which the authors asked us everything they’ve ever wanted to know about Textbroker. It was a spectacular time! 

While all of the official events were wonderful, the authors who filled out the follow-up survey on the event indicated that their favorite part of the event was meeting the Textbroker staff, and we want to let you know that the feeling is mutual! It was so great to finally put faces to names and to get to know you better. The event allowed us to make personal connections with our authors and for the authors to make those connections with each other, which was just an awesome experience. I speak for the Textbroker staff who attended the event when I say that this was easily our favorite part of the Author Extravaganza, and we can’t wait to do it again soon!

Our company founder and CEO, Jan Becker-Fochler, recorded the event, and he is working on making some of the videos available for all authors. As soon as we have the video edited, we will let you know where you can view the presentations.

Clients Need Your Help!

Recently, our clients have been asking our Client Services Reps for some tips on how to get authors to pick up their orders faster. We have been letting them know that one of the best ways is to make their order instructions as clear as possible. When you’re out browsing through the OpenOrders looking for one to write, it would be really helpful for the clients if you could take a second to rate their instructions. Your feedback can help the clients to write better instructions in future—everybody wins! 

As always, please feel free to email us at mail@textbroker.com if you have any questions at all. We sincerely appreciate all that you do. Have an outstanding weekend, and thank you for sharing your talents at Textbroker!


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