Seeking professional grant writer with proven track record to write proposals for grants for operating capital and development and or purchase cost for California based Non-profit Foundation/CDC. Also start up and operating cost for child care center is a priority initiative. Please reply to [email protected]mail.com
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Looking for a gunslinging writer who can shoot from the hip with exciting copy that brings the flavor of the West to our readers. You’ll be ghostwriting a nationally published electronic newsletter that covers alternative health with a distinct Western flair. Must be quick on the draw — able to turn around engaging copy on deadline – and interested in alternative health and natural healing. Your reward? Interesting work, great monthly compensation, the opportunity to telecommute, and flexible hours. You’ll be expected to audition for the role – send me a letter and resume at [email protected]
Freelance writer needed to help a family tell their family history. Pay is negotiable. The majority of the family is in Texas.
Contact: Katie Roberts at [email protected], please submit a writing sample.
Most of the time when we apply for freelance writing jobs, we don’t hear back from the person hiring if they didn’t think we were a good fit. Sometimes, though, the potential client actually does get in touch to let us know that we won’t be working together on the project.
I used to think that it would be better if they didn’t get in touch at all. After a certain amount of time has passed, my attention has move on to other things and I’ve forgotten all about the job in question. There have been a few jobs that I have applied for that I really, really wanted to get that I didn’t. And when you get the word, it may sting slightly or it might throw your confidence off for awhile. (I actually cried over one “Thanks but no thanks” e-mail I received. Then I briefly thought about running off to join the Foreign Legion and forgetting all about this freelance writing thing…..)
by Deb Ng
As you know, I love to share links with you. Today instead of the usual link love, I’d like to do something different. I’m going to share my bookmarks. Over the years, I’ve collected so many great blog posts and articles about all aspects of freelance writing I thought I’d share them with you here. Hope you find at least a couple of these useful!
And while you’re browsing the posts, check out the blogs. All of them are worthwhile and deserve a place in your feed reader!
Behold (in no particular order):
60 Helpful Blog Posts for Freelance Writers and Bloggers
- 10 Sure Fire Headline Formulas That Work at CopyBlogger
- 101 Essential Freelancing Resources at Freelance Switch
- 7 More Sure Fire Headline Formulas That Work at CopyBlogger
- 5 Step Goal to Setting and Achieving Goals for Your Frelance Writing Career at All Freelance Writing
- 50 Ways to Screw Up Content at Big Red Notebook
- How Bloggers Make Money with Blogs at ProBlogger
- Be a Better Interviewer at Chris Brogan
- 3 Ways to Never Lose Sight of Why You Rock at Rock Your Day
- 101 Blog Tips I Learned in 2006 at Daily Blog Tips
- 5 Steps to Letting Your Blog Posts Write Themselves at Performancing
- 10 Best Free Time Tracking Apps at Setupablogtoday
- 10 Words to Avoid in Your Writing at Writing White Papers [Read more…]
by Jodee Redmond
Good morning FWJ Friends! It’s the start of a new week, and I’ve got leads for copy writers, content writers, and technical writers for you this morning. There are some blogging jobs on today’s list as well.
I hope that something on today’s list gets your week off to a great start.
- Freelance Copywriters @ Columbia Alumni Association – U.S.
- Content Writers – US/UK/Canada/Australia/Ireland
- Freelance Editors Wanted @ Conjecture Corporation – U.S. ($15 per hour)
- Freelance Writers and Reporters @ Front Page Magazine
- Writer and Editor for Contract Work
- Business Plan Writer for Restaurants
- [Read more…]
There are three places that a blogger should start with when it comes to networking…
Your own blog: You may be the master of facebook, tweet with the best of them, and have more Karma Points on Mixx than one human should legally be allowed to have, but if I try to communicate with you at your own blog, and you ignore me, I’m not going to be thrilled. I’m not gonna care if you’re friends with everyone at Digg if you can’t even take the time to answer a comment, respond to an email, or connect on a basic level by writing meaningful, personalized posts.
Networking via your own blog, is to me, the most important thing you can do to establish important blogger connections. I’ve had potential clients visit my blogs and via communicating with said clients, I’ve landed gigs. I’ve found co-bloggers and guest posters by communicating with readers of my blogs. It’s cool to try out various forms of networking, and you don’t have to answer every single comment, but overall, you can’t forget about connecting with people at your own little homebase.
by Deb Ng
Happy Saturday, folks. Hope you’re not spending the whole day in front of your computer screen!
by Deborah Ng
When I first began freelancing in 2000 I thought I had an edge. I spent a dozen years in publishing, after all. That experience should work to my advantage, right?
Well…yes and no.
It gave me some good ideas about customer service, what editors look for and more. There were some areas however, in which I was a little green. There are a few things I had to figure out on my own. I’d like to share them with you today.
1. There Are Different Types of Freelance Writing Jobs
I was kind of surprised at all the different types of writing available to freelancers. Where should I set my sites? Print? Web? Business writing? Writing grants? Those new fangled e-books everyone is talking about? Obviously I found my calling, but it was a little confusing for me in the beginning and I had some fits and starts before reaching my comfort zone.
This is why I think it’s important for all new freelance writers to take some time out before they begin to research every aspect of the business. Not only will they learn some of the ins and outs of the business, but also the types of writing.
2. Everyone’s Good at Something
Today it’s all about branding and expertise. Most freelancers have to pick something they’re good at and use that to their advantage. Thanks to the Internet, there’s more competition now than there was when I worked with freelancers in the mid 80’s and 90’s. To stand out an impressive resume helps. Set yourself up as an expert in your favorite topic and soon the jobs will come to you. [Read more…]
Blue Mountain Press, the new book division of Blue Mountain Arts, is accepting manuscripts in the following categories: gift books, personal growth, teens/tweens, family, relationships, motivational, and inspirational. Mail manuscripts to: Blue Mountain Press, P.O. Box 4219, Boulder, CO 80306. Request writer’s guidelines or e-mail queries to [email protected].
The payment is TBD as it depends largely on the content of the book, word count etc.