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Writing Interesting Copy on Boring Subjects by Mark James → Sifting through the subjects out there, you'd struggle to find many much duller than accountancy. Accruals, Aged Creditors, Aged Debtors—they're hardly the most thrilling of subjects. Yet they're what I was faced with after taking a job in-house last year, an online accountancy firm offering me an opportunity to make my freelance job full-time ...
How to Write Authority Content for Your Clients by Marilyn L. Katz → First off, I do not believe anybody reading this is only pretending to be a freelance writer. If somebody pays you to write, then you are a freelance writer. You get commissioned by clients to craft writing that engages readers so that it can achieve its purpose. Your article's purpose may be to inform, educate, convince, or simply entertain. Crafting authority content helps you, your clients, and your audience ...
Freelancing Full-Time for the First Time by Melissa Kravitz → While I've been writing for as long as I can remember, only until after my graduation last month did I become a full-time writer. Words are everywhere: menus, instruction manuals, labels, clothing. Everyone's a writer. And while some of my friends have jobs in an office, others are busy nannying or pulling shots of espresso, there seems to be an overwhelming level of confusion over what it means to be a professional writer ...
Publication Rights for Writers by Brian Scott → Besides negotiating rates with editors to maximize what they pay for your articles, you might also need to negotiate the rights to your articles. In calculating a rate to pay for articles—such as feature articles or sidebars—editors also consider if the article is exclusive, an original first-print, a reprint, etc. , and the medium (print, digital, or both) ...

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Find Freelance Writing Jobs
Find 100s of new freelance writing jobs from popular job sites and outsourcing marketplaces.



Writing Contests/Poetry Competitions
Find new writing contests, poetry competitions, and book writing contests.


NEW ESME Creative Writing Awards - $500 prize - Deadline: 03/15/2015
NEW Codhill Press Poetry Award - $1,000 prize - Deadline: 12/10/2014
NEW Elizabeth R. Curry Poetry Contest - $600 prize - Deadline: 12/01/2014
NEW Tartts Fiction Award - $500 prize - Deadline: 12/31/2014
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Writer's Guidelines Database
Find 100s of magazines, journals and websites that pay for articles.


NEW Back to College (website) - Pays $75-$135 for feature articles
NEW Indian Life magazine - Pays 15 cents/word
NEW Metro Parent Magazine Guidelines - Pays $150-$350/article
NEW Momentum magazine - Pays $75 per article


Learn About a Writing Career
Learn about which type of freelance writing career is right for you! Discover writing careers in magazine writing, blogging, copyriting, proofreading, and many more. View all Writing Careers


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Top 10 Tips Series
An ongoing series of the best tips to become a better freelance writer.



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Top 10 Hot Topics
An ongoing series of hot topics that you can pitch to editors at different magazines and websites.



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Ask the Experts
Expert advice from professional freelance writers and book authors on writing, marketing and making money as a freelance writer. Each month we gather expert advice and timely quotes from leading experts in the industry.


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Sample Query Letter Templates
Learn how freelance writers compose query letters to pitch articles to magazines and websites. These are real query letters written by real writers.


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Freelance Writing: The Video Tutorial Series
Short videos offer you solid advice on becoming a freelance writer and how to succeed in a writing career.


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New eBook (free)
Online Writing Jobs for Freelance Writers
Our free 50-page eBook, Online Writing Jobs for Freelance Writers will help you overcome some of the struggles that you may encounter during the start-up phase of writing from home. We introduce you to the most common writing jobs that pay average to high rates as well as offer you valuable advice on landing writing jobs in your specialty. Our eBook is a no-nonsense, concisely-written guide to teach you proven techniques to succeed as a part-time or full-time freelance writer.


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