Katie Lane is an attorney and negotiation consultant who helps freelancers and independent artists protect their rights and get paid fairly for the work they do. Combining a background in theatre, years of experience negotiating multi-million dollar deals and an deep affection for all things nerdy, Katie teaches you how to negotiate in a style that feels comfortable, strong, and authentic. She’s advised librarians, writers, musicians, educators, cartoonists, actors, comedians, inventors, and a gentleman with some very passionate ideas about how to revolutionize televised sport fishing. Katie posts weekly about negotiation and law on her blog at WorkMadeForHire.net. She lives and works in the freelancer mecca of Portland, Oregon.
Katie will be available for Blue Pencil Sessions to discuss how best to negotiate your next contract, how to handle a conflict with a collaborator or client, questions on the basics of U.S. copyright law, and writing for the web. She is unfortunately not able to provide personal legal advice during these sessions.