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Books for Freelance Writers

Even during my few weeks away from the site, I continued to get emails from people asking about how to be a freelance writer. Some ask for recommendations for books on becoming a freelance writer, others have asked for a step-by-step rundown on how to be a freelance writer, and some have even gone as far as asking me if I can share my work or give them some of my clients. (In case you’re not sure, that’s kind of a no-no. No freelance writer is going to just hand over their clients just because you want them. Just sayin’.)

The best I can do is tell you to put together a portfolio of writing samples and pitch your ass off. Pitch, apply for writing jobs, and then pitch some more.

You can find a list of writing books that I’ve found helpful over the years here.

Here are a few I’d recommend for freelance writing specifically:

renegade writer

The Renegade Writer: A Totally Unconventional Guide to Freelance Writing Success

 

The Freelance Content Marketing Writer

The Freelance Content Marketing Writer: Find your perfect clients, Make tons of money and Build a business you love

 

The Essential Guide to Freelance Writing

The Essential Guide to Freelance Writing: How to Write, Work, and Thrive on Your Own Terms

 

If you’re a successful freelancer who wants to share some words of wisdom or recommend a book that you found helpful, we’d all love to hear from you! Leave a comment below or drop me a message

 

 

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Writing Jobs, May 23, 2018

Happy hump day! I love a short week!writer jobs canada coffee desk image

Today’s list is a good one, complete with freelance writing jobs for beginners and seasoned writers located anywhere. Along with online writing jobs, there are also a few great on-site Canadian writing jobs for my fellow country peeps. Finally, there are a couple of calls for submissions.

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Remote Writing Jobs (Work-from-Home/Online Writing Jobs)

COMMERCE WRITERS – Bustle Digital Group is looking for experienced commerce writers with 2+ experience writing commerce or affiliate content. You must also have SEO experience. Sales copy experience is a plus. These are part-time remote writing jobs. You must be available during business hours, 2-4 days per week, Monday to Friday. Read more/apply

BEAUTY COMMERCE WRITER – Bustle is hiring writer to write affiliate content on all things beauty. This is a part-time, remote writing job for an experienced beauty writer with at least a year of experience in reporting, writing, and ideally, SEO. Read more/apply

COPYWRITER FOR LEGAL TOPICS – A San Francisco law firm is hiring a writer to create content for their website and blog. This is a work from home writing job for an experienced writer who is able to break down complex information into something easy to understand. A legal background is not required, but excellent writing skills are. Read more/apply

TECHNICAL WRITERS – GitLab is hiring technical writers. These are remote writing jobs with no specific geographical requirements. They’re looking for writers who can create clear, correct, and complete documentation and dive in on special projects, author new content and improve existing content. Read more/apply

SCIENCE WRITERS – Shmoop is hiring Project-Based Curriculum Science Writers to write engaging lessons, including lectures and example problems. These are online writing jobs with the flexibility to work from anywhere. You must have a Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field with a GPA of 3.7+ and the ability to express scientific concepts in and engaging way. Read more/apply

WRITERS FOR BABY TOPICS – Kidsimplified is hiring creative writers to produce content on babies, pregnancy, and parenthood. These are work-from-home writing jobs open to experienced writers anywhere. Along with writing experience, you should have in-depth knowledge of these topics and be able to write in a friendly, authoritative tone. Read more/apply

HEALTH & FITNESS WRITERS – FitDay.com and 3FatChicks.com are looking for healthy-living writers to write fun, conversation, informative articles to cover health, fitness, nutrition, and lifestyle topics. Payment is only $30 per article, so this is probably better suited to new writers looking for freelance writing jobs for beginners to build their portfolio. Both sites do get a lot of traffic so the exposure would be great. Read more/apply

WRITERS TO COVER BOAT TOPICS – BetterBoat.com is looking for writers who are passionate about boats. They’re looking for writers (work-from-home) to write at least one 1,200 word blog post per week. The pay is $70 paid via Paypal (they cover the fees). They want to see writing samples and know about your experience with boats when you apply. This is not a ghostwriting job – you’ll get credit for your work. There is an opportunity for part-time or full-time work if they like your writing. Read more/apply

Canadian Writing Jobs (On-site Jobs for Writers in Canada ONLY)

FREELANCE WRITERS (CANNABIS INDUSTRY) – HelloMD is hiring freelance writers with a solid background in the cannabis industry. You can work remotely, but they prefer writers who are based in the Toronto area. You must have 3-5 years of professional online writing and/or digital marketing experience to be considered for this Canadian writing job. Strong familiarity with AP Style and SEO and UV best practices are also required. Read more/apply

SENIOR COPYWRITER – Shoppers Drug Mart is hiring a senior copywriter to work in Toronto. You should have 7 to 10 years of experience in copywriting/communications/advertising, as well as experience researching, writing and editing pharmacy marketing materials. A thorough understanding of digital best practices, design, UX, and web information architecture. Read more/apply

FREELANCE WRITER – TalentEgg is hiring a freelance article/editorial writer. This freelance writing job is open to current students and graduates. You should have excellent writing and researching skills, be creative, and be able to turn facts and information into engaging, easy-to-follow articles. This is listed as a freelance writing job, but doesn’t specify it’s a remote or on-site opportunity. They are located in Toronto. Read more/apply

COPYWRITER – Dead Famous in Vancouver is hiring a copywriter with a “mix of writing ability, business knowledge, and at least some familiarity with one or more of the social sciences”. You must have a minimum of 2 years of agency experience, an impressive portfolio, and strong social skills. Read more/apply

MANAGING EDITOR/PRODUCER, LIFESTYLE CONTENT – TD Wealth is hiring a managing editor/producer to lead Moneytalk’s lifestyle content work and lifestyle team. You will ensure content is ready for publishing and supervise schedule, assignments, publishing, and create content and manage multiple lifestyle content formats. This is a full-time, on-site writing job in Toronto, Ontario for a seasoned professional with 10 years of media/editorial experience and proven experience in social media content success. Read more/apply

Calls for Submissions

RED SUN MAGAZINE – They publish science-fiction, horror, and fantasy and are always open to submissions between 3,000-5,000 words, up to 17,000 words, though 3,000-5,000 is preferred. They will also consider complete serials up to 80,000 words. In addition to fiction, they also want articles, interviews and reviews relevant to the genres they publish. Pay is $100 USD for stories; $150 USD for stories of 15,000-17,000 words, and $300 for serializations. They do not currently pay for nonfiction.

You can read the full submission guidelines at: https://redsunmagazine.submittable.com/submit

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CONTEMPORARY VERSE 2 – This quarterly literary journal published poetry and critical writing about poetry, including articles, essays, interviews, and reviews. Their reading period ends May 31. They are open to:

  • Poetry, no more than 6 pages
  • Interviews, no more than 6-8 pages in length, double-spaced
  • Articles, no more than 3-4 pages, double-spaced
  • Essays, no more than 2-4 pages, double-spaced
  • Reviews between 600-1000 words, double-spaced

Payment is as follows:

  • Poetry: $30 per poem
  • Interviews: $50-$100, depending on length
  • Articles: $50-$100, depending on length
  • Essays: $40-$150, depending on length
  • Reviews: $50-$80, depending on length

You can read the full submission guidelines at: http://www.contemporaryverse2.ca/en/submission-guidelines

 

 

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Writing Jobs, May 22, 2018

It’s a short one today, but I promised I’d get back to posting a list regularly so here it is!coffee red nails writingjobscanada Still not too shabby for the day after a long weekend and the discovery of sangria wine that requires nothing of me but to drink it. 😉

Today’s list has a few remote writing jobs and one for a copy editor. Of course, I haven’t forgotten my fellow Canadians, so there are a few on-site jobs for you.

See you tomorrow with another list – a meatier one!

Remote Writing Jobs (Online/Work from Home Writing Jobs)

FREELANCE WRITERS – Big Leap is hiring freelance writers to write blog posts, white papers, eBooks, articles, and other web content. These are remote writing jobs. You must be be familiar with AP Style and Chicago Manual of Style, have an understanding of content marketing and SEO, and be an interney lover. Read more/apply

FREELANCE COPYWRITERS – PatientPop is hiring freelance writers to produce marketing content across several health care specialities. You must have experience writing web content, specifically for mobile. Other requirements include understanding and execution of AP Style, SEO, and a conversational writing style. Ideally, you should be available 15-20 hours per week, including weekends and have experience covering medical and healthcare topics. Read more/apply

FREELANCE SCRIPT WRITERS – Filmless is looking for freelance writers to write, edit, and review video scripts. These are work from home writing jobs for writers with 5+ years of content and script writing experience. You must own a Mac or Windows based PC or laptop. Read more/apply

REMOTE COPY EDITOR – iPhone Photography school is hiring a copy editor. This is a remote job that can be done from anywhere in the world as long as you’re able to participate in 10-min online meetings at 11:11AM, Eastern European Time. You must have worked as an editor before and be a native English speaker who can explain technical concepts in simple terms. You should also be at least an intermediate-level photographer. Read more/apply

CONTENT WRITERS FOR A DOG WEBSITE – Animalso is hiring content writers to work from home covering dog-related topics. You must have 3-5 years of English writing, editing, and proofreading long-form blog posts. You should also have strong online research skills and be available via email or Skype Monday to Friday. Read more/apply

Canadian Writing Jobs (On-Site Writing Jobs in Canada ONLY)

CONTENT WRITER – AgileBits Inc is hiring a content writer. Looks like you have the option to work remotely or at their office in Toronto, Ontario. They’re looking for an experienced writer who is familiar with SEO best practices, basic HTML, and personal experience using 1Password, ideally. Read more/apply

DIGITAL CONTENT MARKETING WRITER – Canadian Blood Services in Ottawa, Ontario, is hiring a full-time content writer with experience researching and reporting on relevant industry trends. You must be able to write SEO content and have demonstrated experience writing online newsletters and/or blog posts. Read more/apply

 

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Writing Jobs, May 17, 2018

Long time no see! I’m happy to see that you haven’t given up on me and that people arefree stock image writer still following my list of writing jobs.

I’ve been crazy-busy with my own freelance writing jobs and getting our house sold and buying a new one. BIG changes for us! After 8 years of living in a small beach town we are moving back to the GTHA! I’ll be a city girl again! Crazy!

Anyway, I’m going to try to fit a daily list of writing jobs back into my early morning schedule now that the house is sold. Today’s list has a few remote freelance writing jobs, including a couple for Canadian companies. I’ve also included a few on-site writing jobs for my fellow Canucks. Remember that unless otherwise stated, all remote online writing jobs posted are open to writers anywhere.

Good luck and I’ll see you again tomorrow with another list of writing jobs!

Remote Writing Jobs – Work-From-Home Freelance Writing Jobs

WEDDING AND JEWELRY WRITERS – Venture 4th Media is looking for writers to cover topics related to weddings, engagements, anniversaries, and jewelry. They need detailed reviews and guides, informative articles, and more. You should have WordPress CMS experience. These are remote writing jobs for writers anywhere. Read more/apply

COPYWRITER – Emily Hirsh Inc. is hiring a full-time copywriter. This is a remote writing job that entails writing strategical and converting copy for clients, Facebook ad copy, and internal copy projects. You should have 2+ years of marketing copywriting experience and a solid portfolio. Pay is $60,000 to $100,000 per year. Read more/apply

FREELANCE CONTENT WRITERS – Moravia is hiring freelance content producers to work remotely. You must be a fluent English writer who is able to write with accuracy and consistency of style, structure, and voice. You should be familiar with content management systems (CMS) and spreadsheets. 3+ years of professional writing experience is preferred, but not required. Knowledge of the hotel and travel industry would be a bonus. Read more/apply

RETAIL CONTENT WRITERS – An unnamed Toronto retailer is hiring a writer to work from home writing reviews, articles, SEO copy, and more. This is a remote writing job for an experienced writer who is able to follow direction and is able to handle multiple tasks. Read more/apply

CONTENT WRITER WITH KNOWLEDGE OF TORONTO.  Slate Realty is looking to hire a few content writers to write profiles of condo buildings and Toronto neighbourhoods. This is a remote writing job that might be better suited to those looking for freelance writing jobs for beginners looking to build their portfolios or get into real estate writing. The pay is on the low end – $25 for 500 words, but they need a lot of content. You should be familiar with Toronto neighbourhoods. Read more/apply

MARKETING CONTENT WRITER – GetCodeless.com is hiring a marketing content writer. This is a remote writing job. You must be marketing obsessed and read Kissmetrics, Unbounce, AdEspresso, etc. They create long form, data-driven articles and lead magnets for top SaaS and service companies. This is a work from home position for a writer located anywhere as long as you’re qualified. Read more/apply

Canadian Writing Jobs (On-Site Jobs for Writers in Canada ONLY)

COPYWRITER – Lululemon is hiring a full-time copywriter to work in their Vancouver, British Columbia office. You should have a good understanding of the brand and be able to work cross-functionally and deliver impactful content and cohesive digital experiences. You must have 1-2 years of relevant experience to be considered for this is a full-time Canadian writing job. Read more/apply

ASSISSTANT COPYWRITER – Weddingstar Inc. is hiring an assistant copywriter to work in-house in their Dunmore, Alberta office. This is a permanent, full-time Canadian writing job. You should be an experienced confident writer who is open to feedback. You must have a solid understanding of print and digital platforms and familiarity with/willingness to learn UX, SEO, SEM. Ecommerce experience would be a bonus. Read more/apply

ADVERTISING FEATURES WRITER – Peterborough This Week is hiring an advertising features writer to work full-time in their Peterborough, Ontario office. Responsibilities include creating editorial and advertorial content on various topics, sourcing and interviewing subjects, and more. You must have a degree or diploma in a related field, knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite, Canadian Press style, and strong research and headline writing skills. Read more/apply

 

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