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Announcing April Mini-Virtual Client Connections Registration For This Event Is First-Come, First-Served, Not A Lottery

from By Jennifer Goforth Gregory

As an added bonus to ASJA members, we are having a mini-VCC the week of April 4 with Lilly (O'Donnell) Dancyger, Deputy Editor of Narratively, and Jennifer Carofano, Managing Editor of Nailpro, and Tracy Moran of OZY. Check out the Virtual Client Connections webpage for detailed information about the publications and what each editor is looking for. Be sure to check the pay rates before you sign up because the rates for these editors may not be a fit for all writers.

We know that VCC is a very important event to members that has resulted in many assignments over the past 18 months. However, it is very time consuming for both staff and volunteers and expensive to use the lottery matching software. In an effort to continue to offer VCC multiple times a year, the VCC committee is holding an April Mini-VCC to test out a first-come, first-served registration process. ASJA has successfully used first-come, first-served to fill cancellations during VCC as well as for SIGs and Virtual Pitch Slam. Based on how registration goes, we will then make a decision regarding registration for our next full VCC, which will be the week of June 5. Note that Client Connections at the New York Conference will still be a lottery and no changes are planned for this process.

The first-come, first-served registration for the April mini-VCC will open today at 2 p.m. Eastern and the link for the registration will be posted on the VCC website. You will be able to only register for one editor at this time and as soon as an editor’s appointments are filled, it will be removed from the registration form so you can sign up for your second choice editor instead. If there are any open spots with the other editor, you can sign up for additional appointments starting tomorrow at 2 p.m. Eastern. Note that you cannot sign up for a specific time due to the increased volunteer effort this would require. However, if you are assigned to a time that you are unable to meet, we will do our best to find another member to switch with you.

If you are not available to register today at 2 p.m. Eastern, ask a friend or family member to sign up for you. Since the registration is through Google Forms, you do not need your ASJA password to register, just your name, email, phone number, Skype ID and bio. To save time during the registration process, we are recommending you write your bio ahead of time. If you have any questions or concerns, please email more

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