Freelance Writing Jobs for November 4, 2009

We made it to the middle of the week! I hope you’re still tackling everything with a positive outlook. I took some grounup steps this week and FWJ is officially a small business. I think the key is to treat your blogging and writing like a business and not a hobby, and you’ll yield great results.

So sorry leads are so late lately. For those who have asked, I’m doing more than grabbing leads off other bloggers’ lists to add to my own. I spend two to three hours each morning combing all the job boards for the best leads. Some days takes longer than others. I appreciate your patience. I may go back to starting these at night so they’re posted a little earlier.

Here’s what’s going on around the network:

Leads…

Web and Content Writing Jobs

  1. Freelance Writers for Men’sFitness.com
  2. Journalists Wanted for Helium.com - $16.+
  3. Articles for Business Website - $12 – $40
  4. Freelance Writers Wanted – $10/article

Blogger Jobs

  1. Beauty Blogger – NYC
  2. Beauty Blogger – $15 – $20/post
  3. Home Decor Blogger
  4. Blogger for Women’s Blog
  5. Legal Blogger – $10 – Collingswood/NJ

Proofreading/Editing Jobs

  1. Managing Editor for Eco-Living Online Publication – NYC
  2. Freelance Editorial Assistant – Houston – Fox Broadcasting
  3. Proofreader/Editor
  4. Editor for Novel – $600
  5. Proofreader – Baltimore County
  6. Professional Editor Wanted - Albany
  7. Looking for Editing Help – Boston
  8. Automotive Copy Editor
  9. Temporary Editorial Assistant – NYC

Copywriting Jobs

  1. Freelance Copywriter - Philadelphia
  2. Web Copywriter – Dallas
  3. Website Rewrite
  4. Experienced EBook Copywriter
  5. Copywriter with Finance Knowlege

Journalism Jobs

  1. Court Reporter – Ft. Lauderdale
  2. Freelance Reporters – Sayreville, NJ
  3. Journalist for Biography – Palm Beach

Technical Writing Jobs

  1. Technical Writer for Facebook Analytics Startup - Toronto – Telecommute OK
  2. Technical Writer/Consultant – NYC

Ghost Writing Jobs

  1. Ghost Writers for CD e-courses
  2. Ghost Writer - Dallas – .05/word

Business Plan/Proposal/Grant Writing Jobs

  1. Proposal Writer – Nashville
  2. Video Advocacy Grant/Proposal Writer
  3. Grant Research – Douglasville Ga
  4. Business Plan – Los Angeles – $500
  5. Business Plan Writer Needed - Los Angeles

Travel Writing Jobs

  1. Travel Writer – All locations

General/Misc. Freelance Writing Jobs

  1. Temporary Communications Coordinator
  2. Looking for Part Time Freelance Writing Help – Philadelphia
  3. ESL Materials Writer
  4. Freelance Writer – NYC
  5. Instructional Designer – San Francisco – Telecommute Ok
  6. Writers & Editors - Southeast MI
  7. Project Writer for Consulting COmpany - Long Beach – $25/page
  8. Freelance Writer for Ebook
  9. B2B Freelance Writer
  10. Writers Wanted
  11. Professional Writer – Religion By State – .06/word

International and Foreign Language Freelance Writing Jobs

  1. Writer for IndianSpaceStation.com – India
  2. Medical Writers – Montreal
  3. Writers Wanted - London
  4. Internet Marketing Company Looking for Freelance Writer – Toronto
  5. Web Copywriter, Fluent in Japanese
  6. German Proofreader/Translater – NYC
  7. Need Someone to Translate – Japanese to English

Magazine Jobs,  Submissions, Guidelines and Markets

  1. Freelance Writer Needed for National Latino magazine – Dallas

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Comments

  1. Re: The Travel Writer job with Trazzler. Has anyone had success with them? I used to be a travel agent, so I’ve traveled extensively. I’ve tried twice with them, following their instructions, and never hear another word. I’ve also talked to dozens of other writers who have, but have yet to find anyone who has been accepted as a paid writer. All I’ve gotten out of it are emails three times a week that go right to my Spam folder.

  2. Anne G, I’d put money on it being a method of filling out their site without paying, and that they don’t actually hire anyone. Just a guess, mind, I don’t actually know.

    • That’s what I think too, but I’m hoping someone can prove otherwise. They’ve been posting job ads for a year now and if it was all a site-filling ploy I’d have expected them to be shut down by now.

  3. Need help with charging for editing… I just sent a sample edit to someone, and I have never edited for pay before. They were very impressed and said they are looking for someone that is more than just $1 a page. They want to know my rate “Pls indicate appr charge for this kind of work per 250 words page pls”. They made it very clear they are willing to pay well over $1/page. I said negotiable but they want a rate. What is reasonable? How are ppl usually paid? Paypal? Weekly? I am just trying to break in, and am feeling a bit lost, but he was impressed with what I sent, so I want to be prepared.

    • Kim,
      I always cringe when they want me to quote a rate and only say “over [x] amount” – I usually turn to the Editorial Freelancers Association’s rates page at http://www.the-efa.org/res/rates.php but they list an hourly rate for editing, not a per-page rate. You could use their scale and divide by the number of pages you could do an hour … that’s how I came up with my rate schedule.
      Good luck!

    • About your other question – I like to invoice clients monthly, but I always use PayPal for new clients (don’t forget to figure the fee into your rate, though …) On projects like this, where you have no control or recourse once you send your work, you need to get paid before you deliver. You could ask for a certain amount as an advance, and then set a schedule for progress invoices if it’s a long-term gig, to show them you are keeping the quality up and help your cash flow. I generally don’t deliver the last little bit until I’ve been paid in full, though.

      • Thanks Hazel for the great tips! I will check out the web page you sited as well. I am so new to this field of work, and this was a craigs list posting, so I am just trying to make sure I am doing my homework in case I do get offered the job.

    • For the companies I do write for, one pays via automatic deposit once a month. I do like their system, but before I willingly gave out my bank acct. info, I wrote for them for a couple months and did my research, once I’d linked them to some big name sites, I was okay with it. Been over a year now and I’ve loved having the money already in my account bright and early.

      A few pay strictly via Paypal, which I find handy too. I have a debit card, so I can pay bills or transfer what is needed to a checking acct.

      The final one is newer and pays via check twice a month. I usually hate checks but because they are a big site, I’m okay with it. If it was an individual, I’d be wary and asking for Paypal.

  4. Great listings today – thanx!

  5. I do keep a close watch on job updates on this site. However,i hardly see any opportunity for writers from Asia. Does anyone knows about a place where Asian writers can find freelancing jobs?

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