by Terreece Clarke
The FWJ community is a lucky lot. You have the opportunity to pick from an extremely talented pool of writers for a new bi-weekly blogger. The tough part for all of you now and for the next several weeks is to decide on what you’re looking for in a blogger. All of the writers in the running have skill and experience, but what separates #3 from the pack?
I am fluid, focused and tough.
FWJ needs the type of writer who can appeal to a broad range of writers with credibility and style. My writing career has thrived because of my ability to be flexible. I’ve written blogs, magazine, web and newspaper articles, book and movie reviews, brochures, corporate memos, resumes, cover letters and press releases. I’ve edited all of the above and more. I know when a subject could use a little humor and when it is best to give it to the audience straight. When a subject or trend comes up that I’m not familiar with, I research it, learn it, use it and teach it.
Laser-sharp focus is key to serving the community well. Our relationship will be like that of two lovers – when we’re together, I only have eyes for you. I’ll cover and go beyond evergreen topics. We’ll follow trends and technology affecting freelancers and we’ll talk about keys to successful freelancing in several different genres. My work for FWJ will be more than a paying gig. It will be a passion.
I’ve spent almost 10 years building a freelance writing career and in that time I’ve been through so many experiences, I can truly identify with and help my fellow writers: I’ve written with and without children, had more gigs and money coming in than I could handle, lost more gigs and money than I want to remember. I’ve been hired and fired. I’ve gone from part-time, extra-money-on-the-side writing to main-bread-winner-if-I-don’t-work-we-don’t-eat writing. I can take a critique and I can give one.
FWJ’s community is a living, breathing organism. It will continue to grow and evolve and the next Freelance Writing Jobs blogger has to be ready to not only go with the flow of what writers want to read and talk about, the next blogger has to be ready to steer the community in the direction of what they should be reading and thinking about.
I’m tough, focused, flexible, passionate and highly skilled. Let me work for and with you.