Freelance Writing Jobs for Tuesday, October 28, 2008

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by Jodee Redmond

Good morning FWJ Friends! I’ve tried a different way to categorize the leads. The “Telecommute” ones are ones where no specific job location is mentioned in the ad. The “Site Specific” ones are ads where the employer wants applicants from a certain geographic area, but this doesn’t necessarily mean the work is on site. I hope that helps you to find the opportunities you are most interested in.

Leads…

Telecommute

Location Specific

Good Luck!

Comments

  1. Thanks Jodee, although I predict that the sex related ones will all be flagged very quickly. They usually are.

  2. I love the new format. Thnaks for doing that!

  3. Thanks Jodee. I got in on the sex ones and the tattoo one. Usually by the time I get here everything has been flagged and I cannot apply. I am early today.

  4. By the way, for those who give up on hearing back from some of the jobs posted here, yesterday I heard back about two jobs – one I had applied for in May and one in early August. The one in August wants me to edit three pieces (for free) and then if I do them satisfactorily, I’ll be invited to bid on the job so I’m not too sure about that one and if I want to pursue it, but the moral is, you never know how long you might have to wait to hear back.

  5. Thanks — keep hunting folks.

  6. Jennifer Gregory says:

    Great list! I wanted to share that I took the advice a few weeks ago about sending customized emails for each job. I have been sending out fewer queries to the job leads, but spending alot more time on each one to make it very specific to the ad. Even though I am sending fewer, I am getting a significantly higher percentage of reponses. Thank you so much guys for the advice.

  7. I really like the way the leads were organized today, thanks Jodee!

  8. I jumped on the sex writer one! What fun! And I was souped to see that it was local…and if it’s one of two companies that I think it is, both are wonderful and aim to educate on and celebrate sex.

  9. I’m wondering about the Kitchen Tapestry job. It says $50/post. I’m wondering how they would pay people? There’s no advertising on the blog, there’s hardly any information on the blog itself as to who is responsible for this blog, etc. I’d like to apply but am nervous about how they intend to pay. Any thoughts? Thanks

  10. @ Jennifer: Congrats!

  11. Jodee,

    I just wanted to say that I like this new format as well!

  12. Thanks for this, Jodee. Really. I’ve applied for the Tattoo one and also the one you posted up on Monday (Glasgow.com).

    Fingers crossed!

  13. Just a word to those writers out there who are looking for grantwriting opportunities…I’ve been working in this area for nearly twenty years. Any company that asks for actual copies of grant proposals and/or demands to know your success rate is probably not going to hire you. Grant proposals are generally kept confidential, so copies of them are not easily obtained. Solicitors may be looking to pattern themselves on your work or seeking to make comparisons (narratives, budgets, etc.). A grantwriter should never be showing around proposals without explicit permission from clients. Also, asking a grantwriter for a success list isn’t fair. Grant funds are dependent upon many factors, and many excellent proposals are turned away for reasons other than the writing. A better “ask” would be for referrals to previous clients that can verify your abilities. Beware of any solicitors who offer writers a cut of the grant in exchange for doing the work. This is considered unethical by a lot of funders who could withdraw their funding if this is discovered. Ana-

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