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Freelance Writer

All forms of freelance writing, web content providers included.

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Suggestions of where to start in the freelance world please!

Started by Kaye Heyes Feb 14, 2013. 0 Replies

Hi everyone.I've recently been accepted on to a mentoring scheme for nutrition writers in the UK and would like to develop my skills and confidence in this area. I've never worked as a freelaner or a…Continue

Ghostwriting

Started by Kelley Harrell. Last reply by Cindy Brown May 7, 2012. 1 Reply

Hi all!  Can anyone buzz me about some ghostwriting specifics.  I've got a few questions and appreciate the insight.Cheers!Continue

Tags: ghostwriting

ASJA Conference

Started by Cristina F. Connors Mar 12, 2012. 0 Replies

Has anyone ever gone? Is it worth the money? Is it a good networking opportunity?Continue

Job Hunting

Started by Kelley Harrell. Last reply by Kelley Harrell Feb 16, 2012. 2 Replies

Hi all.  I am interested in finding telecommuting writing positions, either for a single entity or several.  What are the best resources for finding such?  I've looked through several online services…Continue

Tags: freelance, telecommute

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Comment by B. Lynn Goodwin on October 6, 2013 at 9:19pm

Congratulations, Lucille. That's awesome news. 

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Comment by Lucille Joyner on May 13, 2013 at 12:34pm

I didn't even remember the contest until I got the call from the editor of Catharsis Journal, a new Memoir publication. She called to let me know that I had come in second, that my article would be published in their first edition, I would get two free copies, $250, a letter of congratulations, an author's contract, and a certificate suggesting my achievement. The subject asked for was Creativity, How It Changed My Life. My Memoir was entitled, Writing, Another Form of Music. Perhaps one of you will write a Memoir for their next contest.    

Comment by B. Lynn Goodwin on March 6, 2013 at 1:48pm

This is a great list, Dreena. Here's one more opportunity: 

WriterAdvice seeks flash fiction, memoir, and creative non-fiction running 750 words or less. Enlighten, dazzle, and delight us with your prose. Finalists receive responses from all judges. Submit your work to the 8th WriterAdvice Flash Prose Contest by April 18, 2013. Complete details and Submittable link at www.writeradvice.com

Check it out and see if it's right for you. 

Comment by Dreena D. Clark on October 4, 2012 at 1:14pm
Comment by LaDonna Reed on October 4, 2012 at 11:36am

Good Afternoon/Evening

 I'm looking towards opportunities for freelance writing, I don't have any experience in writing other than keeping a journal, writing poetry as a hobby, and "business" writing while I was employed as an Administrative Assistant.

 I was wondering if anyone have any ideas/suggestions on how to start and manage this career.

Comment by Carolin Grandin on September 5, 2012 at 10:06am

Hi everyone. I'm fairly new to SW but love what I've seen so far.  There are so many wonderful groups and the sistership is inspiring. 

I have just launched my freelance career - a long time in the making - and have experience in webcopy, newsletters, and various small bus. marketing.  

I have also just launched my blog www.wrestlingpollyanna.com to help establish a writer's platform. 

I have had a short-story and poem published and a magazine article coming out next month. 

I'd love to get your advice on gigs that are easy (ha!) to obtain to establish your name and gain credibility as a freelancer and what has worked for you.

Glad to be part of this community.  

Comment by Emiliana Martín on July 9, 2012 at 6:48pm

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Comment by Ali Berlinski on January 12, 2012 at 5:54am

HELP ME PUBLISH!

Thanks to my friends at Pubslush I have a wonderful opportunity to publish my book and simultaneously, help promote literacy in third world countries. 

To publish my book I need 2000 supporters. A supporter is a person who donates to my book. The minimum donation of $10 buys you a copy of my book, as well as donates a book to the featured charity. 

My book A beautiful Mess is a compilation of comedic personal essays. Think Carrie Bradshaw transplanted in the show Modern Family. While the book is deeply personal, I think it discusses issues many will relate to: divorce, single parenting, racial identity, depression, cancer, and heartache. By reading my book, I hope readers will find a part of their story embedded in mine or at the very least, laugh at my misfortunes. ☺

To support my book head to http://www.pubslush.com/book/view/84 . There you can read the first chapter. Any support you can offer, may it be networking or marketing advice, is truly appreciated. 

Thank you so much for your consideration and hopefully, support. I can’t do this with you.

Comment by Nichole L. Reber on November 11, 2011 at 11:13am

Does anyone have an editorial contact at Hemispheres magazine? I have a story to pitch and hope to bypass the underlings to receive faster acceptance. (Aren't I optimistic?)

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Comment by Nichole L. Reber on November 8, 2011 at 11:01pm

Sometimes it's hard to figure out where to submit, right? Sometimes it's hard just to keep submitting after wallpapering an office wall with rejection notices. We're not alone. A freelance writer on Matador published this recently about the number of pitches made and accepted. http://matadornetwork.com/notebook/4-years-worth-of-freelance-pitch...  May it inspire you to persevere.

 

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