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Tuesday, October 31, 2006

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#Freelance Daily Post:


#Daily Writing Tip :
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Writing Tip: If Only Writers Put the Word “Only” Only Where It Should Go
by: Lisa Silverman

"Susan only submitted her manuscript to three literary agencies."

"Susan submitted her manuscript to only three literary agencies."

Ever hear of a “misplaced modifier”? Don’t worry, I’ll get into those in another article. Today I’m going to briefly explain one example, a pet peeve of mine and of copyeditors everywhere: the use and misuse of the word “only.” This is one of those grammatical rules that most people (including yours truly) don’t follow in speech or in informal writing, and therefore needs editing in every single manuscript that comes across my desk, even those by the most experienced authors. “Too picky,” you might say--but remember: book writing isn’t speech. Being “picky” means being a professional.

The sentences above, if you spoke them out loud, might have the same meaning to your ear. But a closer look on the page reveals that their meanings are different. The most important thing to keep in mind when writing—after, you know, stuff like spelling words correctly--is to never to confuse a reader. This doesn’t mean never intentionally mislead the reader of your mystery novel or leave ambiguous the ending of your thriller. It means that the meaning you are trying to convey is never in question, not in any single sentence. If it is, readers become distracted, and you’ve lost them.

The first sentence in my example does not convey its intended meaning. Why? Because “only” is next to “submitted,” which is not the word it is modifying. As written, the sentence tells us that Susan did nothing but submit her manuscript to three literary agencies. She didn’t submit it to publishers. She didn’t enter it into writing contests. She didn’t have it bound and engraved. (Don’t do that, by the way, if you’re planning to send it to anyone.) In fact, if we’re being really strict, she didn’t do anything else at all. She didn’t even get out of bed and brush her teeth this morning. She “only submitted.”

Now look at the second sentence. Aha! Now you get it. Susan submitted to “only three” literary agencies. This construction leaves no room for doubt. And it emphasizes more strongly the sentence’s significance: that she didn’t submit her manuscript to very many agencies. This simple rearrangement of words eliminates ambiguity and improves clarity and specificity--so why not go through your manuscript right now, do a global search for the word “only,” and make sure it’s used properly?

The proper placement of the word is not always this clear-cut, and there may be instances where moving it makes your sentence read awkwardly. As always, use your judgment and tailor this tip to your own work. But if you ever see that clarity is in doubt, this is an easy way to eliminate that doubt and make your writing that much more professional.

About The Author
Lisa Silverman is a freelance book editor and works in the copyediting department at one of New York's most prestigious literary publishing houses. She has also worked as a ghostwriter and a literary agent representing both book authors and screenwriters. She founded
http://www.BeYourOwnEditor.com in order to provide writers with free advice on both writing and the publishing business.

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#Freelance Writing jobs :
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*Reporter Positions
US

Description:
Multiple Positions Available

Los Angeles Downtown News is growing, and it has immediate openings for reporters, full- and part-time, as well as freelance. The 49,000-circulation weekly covers the people and issues of downtown Los Angeles. It currently has a full-time editorial staff of five, plus freelancers with specific expertise. We are looking for GA reporters, as well as those with specialties that match the Downtown readership. Think "arts, culture, business and politics." Check out downtownnews.com to see if there is a good match.

We offer excellent benefits to full-time employees, currently including health, health club, profit-sharing pension, 401K, extra disability, 10 days vacation, 5 days sick leave, bonuses, a new service called "professional advice" (think attorneys, etc.), plus several unannounced full- staff “mental health days off” during the year.

We close the office for at least nine calendar days, sometimes eleven, depending on when national holidays fall, surrounding the week between Dec. 25 and Jan. 1.

Also, we allow you to accumulate your sick leave in case you face a significant illness, and we pay you for your accumulated sick leave should you choose to move on.

We expect hard work, good spirits, a basic knowledge and appreciation of city life, and the ability to work well both as an individual and a team.

Two years experience required, as is the ability to think creatively and generate story ideas. Mac environment. Must be based within Los Angeles area.

Please follow directions carefully: Email your resume, your three favorite published writing samples, and a cover letter that includes the job for which you are applying (Full-time? Part-time? Freelance exertise?), as well as realistic salary range, to Editor and Publisher Sue Laris at *********. Please use the subject line: Reporter Jobs 2006.

To apply view the job in Journalism Jobs

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*Copywriter Madison, WI

Copywriter Freelance Area credit union looking for freelance copywriters for project work including brochures, presentations, speeches, direct mail offers, newsletter articles, annual reports, etc. Send cover letter explaining qualifications, hourly rate, and any time constraints. Include at least three writing samples with resume to: R2432, c/o Capital Newspapers, PO Box 8056, Madison, WI 53708

To apply view the job in Madison .

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*Technical writing needed (Anywhere)

Hello,

We are looking for writers with technical writing experience. Please send me the following information ;

- Samples of your previous work
- Your paypal email address (or if you feel uncomfortable sending me this straight away just let me know you can accept payment via paypal)
- What city and country you are from
- How many articles you can write per week

Please don't email me unless you are sending this information.

You can apply for this position by emailing me at this address

Thank You
Stephen Weir BSc

To apply view the job in online_writing

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*A Writer Needed (LA)

I need a writer who is around LA area to work on a short term project. Writer should be experienced. If you are interested, please send your desired rate of per 500 words for content writing to me.

Thank you,
Richie

To apply view the job in online-writing

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*Editor/writer (GamingWorld.tv - London )

Young and fresh publishers seeking individuals who want to grow with our company.

Looking for an experienced editor and/or writer with good experience in the sport industry (particularly football magazines) and all forms of online gambling - poker, casino, lottery/bingo, sports betting and skill games.

Good existing database of contacts would be useful.

The project is based in two parts. One part is the bi-monthly magazine that will be sold on the newsstand and the other is the online web portal.

To apply, please send your CV with examples of work and references.

Apply to:

Mr Greg Smith

Managing Director

GamingWorld.tv

Focus Media Communications Ltd

Web site: http://www.focusmediacom.com

Email: greg.smith@focusmediacom.com

To apply view the job in Journalism .co.uk

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*Writers Needed (Associated Content Online, Telecommute )

Associated Content is looking for a wide range of content, including local reviews, product reviews, articles, editorials, satire, tips and tutorials and more.

We offer small compensation per piece submitted. This is an extremely flexible way to make money while creating an online portfolio.

(AC Content producers have been quoted in major media publications and have gotten additional writing work by including their AC profile on their resumes.)

Get started, visit www.associatedcontent.com

To apply view the job in Journalism Jobs

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*Jobs From W.G.N.L.

Subscribe in W.G.N.L.

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Listen Magazine
PAY: $50 - $150

A magazine primarily aimed at teenagers, but some younger and many older readers are subscribers as well. It encourages development of good habits and high ideals of physical, social, and mental health. It bases its editorial philosophy of primary drug prevention on total abstinence from tobacco, alcohol, and other drugs. Because it is used extensively in public high school classes, it does not accept articles and stories with overt religious emphasis.
http://www.listenmagazine.org/listwinner/var_pages/guidelines.asp

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HORROR GARAGE
PAY: Minimum $25

This magazine is a hot skillet, but the original dark fiction found therein is the bloody steak. Truth is, you probably KNOW deep down that your vampire story sucks, and your two friends that read it are just too embarrassed to tell you something you already know. DON'T send THAT one! In general, we don’t find zombies, getting lost in the woods, or freakazoid sex very scary, either. Horror exists in too many forms to fit into any one category. Find it.
http://www.horrorgarage.com/gls2.html

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Living Light News
PAY: $.05 - $.10/word

An award-winning, non-profit evangelical Christian newspaper published on a bi-monthly basis, plus a special Christmas issue. We have been publishing since 1995. Our mission is to glorify God and spread the Good News of Jesus Christ in a positive, and non-threatening way. While our readers include Christians, they are primarily those who have yet to make a commitment to Christ. We print positive and uplifting stories that glorify God and help readers see the fruits of a personal relationship with Christ, as opposed to organized religion. We don't write anything that is negative, divisive or controversial, and we aim to have all stories be of interest to non-Christians.
http://www.livinglightnews.org/writing.htm

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Healthcare Writer Wanted

Writer who understands how hospitals work and the clinical issues facing today's hospitals. Send recent three samples. It would be helpful if you've written about supply chain management issues in health, and clnical process improvement. Rates range from 55 cents to 85 cents/word, depnding on experience in the field. Interested writers should contact Allen Victor at avictor@vha.com.

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Caribbean Hotel PR Writer needed

Sirena Hotel, on the beautiful Island of Anguilla requires the services of an experienced travel and leisure writer to spearhead the marketing and PR campaigns for the Hotel. Experience in the industry, and a understanding of the needs of the press and Web news is essential. Send full details of experience to ianmalpass@comcast.net, and visit the hotel on line http://www.sirenaresort.com/

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Biz Plan Writing Assistant

I work for a firm that helps companies raise investment capital. I'm in charge of putting together business plans and other investment package documents. As the primary client interface for the work, I gather written information from clients, generate MP3 files of phone interviews, and write some of the copy. Everything ultimately goes into a standard template document in Word. In essence, I will gather all the needed info, provide it to the writer in the formats described above, and the writer will digest, organize, and format all the info in the necessary documents, which I will edit and approve before sending them to the client. I need someone who is very detail oriented, has a business writing background, who can capture the essence of a lengthy written paragraph or audio interview question/answer in several sentences, and is prompt and professional. Must have high speed Internet connection (for large files), and lots of experience with editing and formatting Word documents. Pay range is $20-$25 per hour, based on experience. If interested, please email your resume to: mstevemortensen@adelphia.net
(no phone calls, please). Business is booming, and this could be a great opportunity for steady work for the right person.

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Looking for talented, experienced freelance writer from Orlando

Talented and experienced freelance writer from Orlando, Florida, needed ASAP to write eight chapters for four-color coffee-table publication on this remarkable city. Must have a thorough knowledge of the city and access to the key movers and shakers who can recount the city's history and heritage and reveal its vision for the future. Interview skills and magazine/book writing experience essential. Please forward your resume and three samples of your published work to mailto:mcandacetb@destinationmediagroupllc.com. All chapters must be completed on or around March 1, 2007. Pay rate is $750.00 per chapter.

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Experienced Copyeditor

The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review seeks a copy editor with strong word skills and the ability to write compelling headlines. Candidates must have five years' copy desk experience on a daily newspaper with a circulation of at least 50,000. Ability to paginate is required. The Trib, based in one of the few American cities with competing privately owned newspapers, has a circulation of more than 200,000. Send work samples and resume to: Mark Gruetze, Administrative Editor, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, 503 Martindale St., Pittsburgh, PA 15212. E-Mail: mgruetze@tribweb.com

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Monday, October 30, 2006

Monday...

#Freelance Daily Post:


#Daily Writing Tip :
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Writing Tip: Why Nouns and Verbs Are Your Friends
by: Lisa Silverman

"The wearily handsome, nervous, stubble-chinned man slowly and carefully got out of bed when he heard the soft, mysterious sound of footsteps in his apartment."

OR

"The ex-con bolted up, rubbed his eyes and then the stubble on his chin, and crept out of bed. Those footsteps didn’t belong in his apartment."

Look at the above sentences, and see if you can figure out why the second example is better written than the first. If you still don’t know, look above that. At the risk of stating the obvious: nouns and verbs are the backbone of any sentence, and thus of all writing. I could have made my title really long and added “. . . and Adjectives and Adverbs Are Your Enemies,” but I like to keep it short.

It’s not only about eliminating adjectives and adverbs so that your writing contains few words that aren’t nouns and verbs. After all, if we did that to the first example, we’d be left with:

"The man got out of bed when he heard the sound of footsteps in his apartment."

Not very exciting, is it? That’s why it’s important to focus your writing not only on nouns and verbs, but on interesting nouns and verbs. I began my second example with “The ex-con,” but of course, I’m inventing a sentence that has no manuscript surrounding it--no context. If we’ve already met the character, use his name or a more descriptive noun such as mine. If you’re introducing a new character, use the best noun possible. “The businessman” would evoke a completely different image in your readers’ minds, and it would be a stronger image than “The blond, well-groomed, middle-aged man.”

Why is one noun stronger than three adjectives (and one verb stronger than three adverbs)? Sure, we can picture a guy who’s blond, well-groomed, and middle-aged, and we might guess from that description that he’s a businessman. We can picture a “wearily handsome, nervous, stubble-chinned man” and perhaps guess that he’s an ex-con. But using the noun rather than a string of adjectives accomplishes two important things: First, it adds action to the character’s description. “Ex-con” not only calls forth a set of physical attributes, but also, by definition, tells you something about the guy’s life outside of this moment: he’s trying to recover from his time in the slammer and go straight. A “businessman” probably looks a certain way, and presumably spends his days doing business.

Then again, maybe the guy isn’t trying to go straight. Maybe he wants to return to a life of crime. Which brings me to the second advantage: involving the reader’s mind in the storytelling. If you string together a list of adjectives, you’re feeding a character to your readers without allowing them to draw their own pictures. Part of the fun--and the fascination--of fiction is the fact that everyone who turns the final page of a book has read a different one. And the more you allow people to be cocreators of your characters, your settings, etc., the more enveloped in your novel’s fictional world they will become.

Or in your nonfiction book’s world--nonfiction writers must leave less to the reader’s imagination, but editing using this principle will make nonfiction stronger as well. As with any other tips, customize it to your writing. It’s also, as I mentioned, about brevity. I don’t need to explain why “crept out of bed” beats “slowly and carefully got out of bed.”

Of course, adjectives and adverbs have their places. Otherwise languages wouldn’t contain so many. You might even find a few in this article (only a few). Again, customize this editing technique to your writing. Read a few pages and see if you find yourself using dull nouns such as “man” or “thing” a lot--chances are they’re surrounded by adjectives. If not, the potential book sitting in front of you may be dull indeed. Don’t go crazy with your thesaurus looking for obscure nouns to replace “man,” but do use this technique as a way to vary word choice. And, if you don’t have a thesaurus, for god’s sake, get one. The thesaurus in Microsoft Word, or anywhere online, won’t hold a candle to the old-fashioned bound kind.

Replace adjectives with more interesting, descriptive nouns, and watch your writing become streamlined, subtly evocative, laced with intrigue, varied in word choice… Oops, those are all adjective phrases. Just think of this noun: “bestseller.”

About The Author
Lisa Silverman is a freelance book editor and works in the copyediting department at one of New York's most prestigious literary publishing houses. She has also worked as a ghostwriter and a literary agent representing both book authors and screenwriters. She founded http://www.BeYourOwnEditor.com
in order to provide writers with free advice on both writing and the publishing business.

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#Freelance Writing jobs :
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*Copywriter - Smartstaff - Westfield, NJ

Job Description:
Our client is a growing med-ed agency. They are currently looking for two copywriters to join their creative team. You will use your skills and previous experience to develop patient education materials. This position will probably start on a freelance basis and then become a full-time staff position.

Experience Level:
5+ Years

Requirements:
Minimum 5 years copywriting agency experience required.

Location:
Westfield NJ

Duration:
Direct Placement

Pay Rate:
$70K-$75K

To apply view the job in Jobkabob

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*Freelance Producer/Editor/Writer - Time Warner - New York, NY

HBO Creative Services is looking to hire a freelance producer/editor/writer for monthly in-flight airlines shows (2 - 25 min. shows a month). Show content will be using original material produced by Creative Services, as well as expanding existing material and creating new content on a monthly basis. Profiency in avid express editing is required, as well as strong writing and storytelling skills. The candidate must have strong creative and organizational skills and be able to work well with deadlines. Reports to Executive Producer in Creative Services.

To apply view the job in Time Warner

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*Copywriter, Interactive Arc Worldwide - Chicago, IL

Requirements
Arc Worldwide has 42 offices in 37 countries and is part of Paris based Publicis Groupe, the world's fourth largest marketing and communications company.

We are looking for talented Copywriters(fulltime or freelance) with the following to join our Chicago office:
* 2+ years Agency experience.
* Conceptual thinker capable of generating “big ideas” for multiple media outlets (online, outdoor, events, POP, etc.)
* Online ad experience.
* A self-starter with the ability—and sense of responsibility—to see projects through from creative brief to “flawless” digital comp stage.
* Great attitude, willing to do what it takes.

To apply view the job in Arc Worldwide

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*Internship (Paid-New York /Winter )

Women``s eNews is the premier nonprofit, Internet-based news-gathering service covering women``s issues. We offer an Editorial Internship to journalism students and recent graduates who function as a staff reporter in our New York office. Duties include writing a weekly newswrap column, reporting and writing bylined stories, writing biographies and support materials, fact-checking and assisting the editors. Interns work closely with Women``s eNews editors and benefit from one-to-one coaching on news-writing and careful editing.

The internship is paid 21 hours a week during the 10-week winter quarter and the 10-week spring quarter. More information about this program and application procedure can be found at http://www.womensenews.org/intern.cfm. The deadline for both quarters is Nov. 1.

Qualifications: Strong news-writing skills, knowledge of AP stylebook, at least three years of college, interest in current events, familiarity with women``s issues and a sense of humor.

Contact e-mail:*******

To apply view the job in journalism jobs
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*Internship ( Paid- District of Columbia /6-11 Months )

A six-month, full-time paid internship is available at Smithsonian magazine in Washington, D.C., beginning January 2007. The job involves writing and reporting, primarily for the `Around the Mall` department and the magazine``s Web site. Candidates should have a proven aptitude for writing and, preferably, a strong background in science, culture, history or one of the other areas in which the magazine specializes. A recent undergraduate or graduate degree is a must. Please send a cover letter, resume, contact info for 3 references, and 3-5 clips to Amy Crawford, Attn: Intern Application, MRC 951 Box 37012, Washington, DC 20013. Deadline is November 1. EEO

To apply view the job in Journalism Jobs

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*Internship (Paid-Mansueto Ventures -New York /6-11 Months )

Company Description
Fast Company is a monthly business magazine, published by Mansueto Ventures, a growing company focused on four core initiatives: recruit and retain top talent; invest in our properties; practice open book management; and diversify editorial content in our consumer magazines, online and through our Events and Business Resources Group. We are a company that values our customers and employees equally and we are committed to helping them manage and improve the quality of their lives everyday. EOE

Job Qualifications
Individuals should have some journalism experience, a solid understanding of and interest in business. The person should be detail-oriented, deadline-oriented, be able to multi-task, and enjoy working with people.

Job Description
Interns will report and write their own stories: help staff writers with research and fact-checking: and assist with administrative and research tasks on bigger projects. Please send a resume and any clips to Keith Hammonds at********
Contact e-mail:**********

To apply view the job in Journalism Jobs
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Weekend freelance Jobs

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*Medical Writer - Creative Group - Arlington Heights, IL

Position Type: Temporary

Northwest suburban medical education company is looking for medical writers for on-going freelance assignments. Must have experience with cardiology, neurology and/or mental illness practice areas. Projects include developing newsletters, slide decks and outlines. A master's degree is preferred for this level of writing. Please send resumes and inquiries to hoffman.estates@creativegroup.com

All applicants applying for U.S. job openings must be authorized to work in the United States. All applicants applying for Canadian job openings must be authorized to work in Canada.

Requirements
Medical content writing experience. MS Word skills.

The Creative Group specializes in placing a range of marketing, advertising, creative, web and public relations professionals on a project basis with advertising and public relations agencies, Fortune 500 companies and small to mid-sized firms. Our strong relationships within the creative community enable us to provide our clients with precisely the talent they need for a variety of deadline-driven projects. Call us today at 888.846.1668 or visit us on the web at www.creativegroup.com where you can register online and view the work of our associates.

To apply view the job in Hot Jobs

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*Copywriter - BOSS Staffing - Wilmington, DE

The BOSS Group has a long-term freelance opportunity for a skilled Copywriter. Our client, a leading financial solutions company in the Metro Philly (Wilmington, DE) area is looking for a hands-on communications professional with Direct Mail experience to join their dynamic marketing team. The ideal candidate brings a high level of accuracy, strong conceptual ability and a willingness to learn to this rewarding position.

Requirements:

* Superior writing and proofreading skills
* Bachelor’s Degree in English, Advertising, Marketing, or Communications
* 2+ years of copywriting experience
* Excellent portfolio (must include Direct Mail samples)
* Must be willing to do proofreading work

The BOSS Group offers an attractive compensation package including competitive salary, 401(k) plan with company match, weekly paychecks, holiday pay, bonus pay and a health benefits program. Pay rate $27 to $32 per hour DOE.

Named one of the 2006 Best Places to Work (WBJ), The BOSS Group specializes in matching highly qualified creative, marketing, proposals, advertising and web talent with top temporary and permanent assignments throughout the Washington, DC; Baltimore, MD; Philadelphia, PA; Richmond, VA; NJ/NYC; and Dallas-Fort Worth metro areas, and is an equal opportunity employer.

To be considered for this position, complete our online application, select the Metro Philly office, and reference job #23746CF

The BOSS Group - where talent and opportunity meet
www.thebossgroup.com

To apply view the job in Bossgroup.com
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*Freelance Writer/Contract Writer - Iowa Workforce Development - West Des Moines, IA

Our client in the Des Moines area has a need for several writers with 5+ years of experience writing brochures, letters, fliers, presentations, etc. Candidates possessing experience working with financial services such as mutual funds will be given preference.

To apply view the job in AJB

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*Freelance Reporter--Energy--Hydropower - US

Relicensing Review (RR) is looking for a freelance writer to contribute two or three articles per month. RR focuses exclusively on Western hydroelectric relicense proceedings in which licensees--typically public or private electric utilities--are navigating the multi-year, multi-million dollar process of securing new long-term licenses for their existing projects. We are nominally a trade publication, but our objective is to produce clear, informative and detailed articles and our stories are aimed at the edification of an enormous range of stakeholders, including electric utilities, environmental organizations, federal and state resource agencies, local governments, Indian Tribes, commercial interests and organizations focused on areas such as power production, irrigation, recreation, fish & wildlife, cultural resources and flood control. We'd like someone who has reporting experience and some background in one or more of these areas. The person should be able to find their way through an environmental impact statement. They should be inclined to do independent research in the search for facts, both through making personal contacts with sources as well as through computer-based data gathering. Most importantly, they must crave producing reports that are balanced, objective and accurate. Compensation is negotiable. There may also be opportunities to write for some of the other energy-related NewsData publications. Please send or email a letter of interest, resume and two clips to: Ben Tansey, editor, Relicense Review at: (e-mail: *****8; (or regular mail): PO Box 900928 Queen Anne Stn. Seattle, WA 98109-9228

To apply view the job in Journalism Jobs

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*Houston Nightlife Freelance Writer Needed -US

Houston Nightlife Freelance Writer Needed Have you sampled every steak, slice, brew and martini from the Galleria to Montrose? Do you know about the latest restaurant before it opens and where to find the best spot to hear jazz? Are you a talented writer who can write lively dining and bar/nightlife descriptions? AOL CityGuide (http://www.aolcityguide.com/houston/) seeks a dedicated freelance writer to cover restaurant and bar openings and nightlife events in Houston. You should be someone "in the know," with a keen eye for trends and the drive to scoop the competition. Your writing should be crisp, clear and timely and your literary voice strong. You should have experience covering entertainment and/or experience contributing to city or travel guides. Ideally, you live in, or have easy access to, hot nightlife/dining districts. Digital camera is a plus. To apply, please send: 1. Your resume pasted into the body of an e-mail to DiningWriter@aol.com. Please no attachments. 2. Two 150-word writing samples. Also to be pasted into the body of your e-mail – please no attachments. Write a description for one local venue and one major event happening in the area. Please survey the site for guides on tone and style. You do not have to choose venues or events that aren't yet covered on our site. Choose whatever you like… we have no intention of publishing these samples. We just want to see what your unedited writing looks like.

To apply view the job in Journalism Jobs

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*Copywriter-Freelance - The TJX Companies - Framingham, MA

Description The TJX Companies, Inc, with over $16 billion in revenues, is the world's largest off-price retailer, and is comprised of: T.J. Maxx, Marshalls, HomeGoods, A.J. Wright and Bob's Stores in the United States, Winners and HomeSense in Canada and T.K. Maxx in Europe.

Our Associates have come to expect great things from our great Company which now ranks among the Fortune 200 and is consistently named in the Top 20 of the Boston Globe 100 - Best of Massachusetts Business! In a thriving company such as The TJX Companies, Inc., variety and diversity are not only ever present, they are essential. So, whatever your individual talents or interests, it's more than likely that we have exactly what you are looking for. With an extensive range of career options, The TJX Companies, Inc. stands out as one of the most successful retail companies worldwide and we are eager to share this success with you. We currently have the following position available in our Corporate Home Office located in Framingham, Massachusetts:

Freelance Fashion Copywriter

Responsibilities:

You:
You are an outstanding freelance copywriter. You have 2-5 years of agency experience working on a ton of fashion and lifestyle type brands. You have top-notch conceptual skills; and possess the unique ability to think visually and strategically. You are comfortable writing in all forms of communication everything from print to Web to in-store signage. You have a knack for selling your work to clients. You are passionate about the brands you work on. You are right at home juggling multiple projects at once. You thrive under extremely tight deadlines. You have your finger on the pulse of pop-culture. You do not have an ego. You do have a sense of humor.
Us:
We are the growing in-house agency for The TJX brands. We are the folks who own T.J. Maxx, Marshalls, HomeGoods, A.J. Wright and Bob's Stores in the U.S. along with Winners and HomeSense in Canada and T.K. Maxx in Europe. We do all of the non-broadcast work here (print, interactive, DM, POP, out of home, etc.). We believe in great creative. We all at one time worked at agencies, and not just any agencies, the ones you know and admire. We need copywriters who can work onsite. We need your resume and samples (general and Web) ASAP.

Our state-of-the-art Home Office, conveniently located off Exit 13 of the Mass Pike, offers many on-site amenities including, a day care center, cafeteria, fitness center, ATM, stamp machine, dry cleaning, golf driving range with a professional instructor, aerobics classes, Friday casual days, softball and volleyball leagues, basketball court, service/performance awards and bonus referrals.

TJX is an equal opportunity employer committed to workplace diversity.

To apply view the job in The TJX Companies, Inc

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*RPI writers - The Collegiate magazine - Troy, NY

Wisconsin-based magazine seeks freelance writers from all over the country to contribute to its '06--'07 issues. Professional writing experience preferred but not required. This is a PAID freelance position. To apply, please send resume and 3 writing samples to email address.

Internship is also being offered with gocollegiate.com. We're looking for creative individuals to help us generate fun content for the website. College freshmen are encouraged to apply!!!

To apply view the job in Jobvertise

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*Copy Editor - New York, NY

Top-notch freelance copy editors needed at national women's magazine. Candidates should have at least several years of experience copyediting for consumer magazines and be proficient in Adobe InCopy. Attention to detail and the ability to work well under pressure required. Daytime and evening slots are available; work is on-site, so out-of-area candidates need not apply. Please e-mail résumé and brief cover letter (including dates available) to *****. No phone calls, please.

To apply view the job in From Job Access

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*Sr. Copywriter- Major Advertising Agency - Robert Half International - Minneapolis, MN

Sr Copy Writer - $125,000 Are you a strategic thinking Sr Copy Writer with fashion experience and/or a gorgeous portfolio? This Sr Copy Writer position is freelance to hire in the Minneapolis area. The Sr Copy Writer will collaborate with a Sr Art Director to create print and television advertising for well known brands within the fashion industry. Television production experience is a must. Expert proficiency in InDesign, Photoshop and Quark is also required. Sr Art Directors interested in this position must submit resume and portfolio samples to ******.

All applicants applying for U.S. job openings must be authorized to work in the United States. All applicants applying for Canadian job openings must be authorized to work in Canada.

To apply view the job in Robert Half International

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*Advertising Copywriter - Robert Half International - San Francisco, CA

San Francisco ad agency is seeking a copywriter for a freelance opportunity. This position is to work on advertising as it relates to a major retail advertising account. It is for a person who understands the demands of retail but still wants to do great work. Related category experience helpful but not necessary. Working under the Executive Creative Director the Copywriter will read briefs to fully understand the goal/ message of assignment in order to execute impactful creative work in a variety of mediums such as TV, newspaper, and radio. Work, in team, with an Art Director to write appropriate headlines and body copy under the direction of the Executive Creative Director. Deliver presentations to the creative team and/or client as needed.

All applicants applying for U.S. job openings must be authorized to work in the United States. All applicants applying for Canadian job openings must be authorized to work in Canada.

Additional Information
Location: San Francisco, CA

Job ID: 041-9391464

Experience: Five plus years advertising experience. Have a killer book, is a must. Prior experience in a fast-paced advertising agency. Excellent at prioritizing and accomplishing goals within specified timeframes. Experience in outdoor, television, and some online a plus.

To apply view the job in Robert Half International

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*Motocross Product Copywriter (Freelance) - Fox Racing - Newport Beach, CA

Fox Racing, Inc. is looking for a Copywriter who can write product copy for our annual 196-page catalog. Assignment lasts approximately 3 months beginning November 1st. Work can be off-site, but needs to check in periodically to our Newport Beach offices.

Responsibilities include writing copy for product descriptions. Works closely with Motocross Product Manager and Marketing Manager to achieve tone and consistency. Must have creative writing abilities and have sound knowledge of the motocross industry.

Send resume and samples of work through Malakye.com or directly to:
kimlange@foxracing.com

To apply view the job in Malakye.com

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*Copywriter - Advertising and Marketing - MRINetwork - Tampa, FL

Looking for Copywriters!!!

MRI � Creative and Marketing, is looking to provide our clients with the very best copywriting professionals in the Tampa Bay area. Serious and seasoned writer only need apply with samples. We need smart, capable copywriters for a range of clients in financial and insurance industry background

Are you interested in Freelance or Permanent position?

Do you have 3-5+ years experience creating clever and functional copy in healthcare, consumer package goods, retail, food industries and more? Do you have a solid portfolio to show us? We�ll need you to show us a range of work that will make our head spin.

Qualifications

*3-5+ years copywriting experience in financial, insurance or worked in insurance accounts in an agency setting.

*Diverse and organized portfolio

*Excellent interpersonal skills

Please send your resume with at least two samples in word or pdf formats.

To apply view the job in Monster

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Sunday, October 29, 2006

Sunday...

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#Daily Writing Tip :
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Sowing the Seeds of Opportunity: How to Multiply Your Freelance (Writing) Work
by: Brian Konradt

You can turn your $200 fee to write a press release into $2,000 to carry out an entire PR campaign simply by convincing clients to invest in campaigns, instead of individual assignments. Campaigns achieve better results and cost less in the long-term for clients, compared to individual assignments. And, of course, as the freelancer, you get paid much more for turning out a succession of assignments that assimilate a successful campaign.

Here's how to multiply your writing sales by convincing clients to invest in long-term campaigns, instead of short-term individual assignments.

• Know the short-term and long-term view results. A client approaches you to write a brochure. He may or may not know that his product can also benefit from other types of promotional pieces, such as ads, direct mail, news releases, websites, and so on, to sell his product or service. Your job is to educate the client. The brochure may be the first promotional piece in a consortium of promotional pieces. Here, you must know the short-term and long-term view results of the brochure.

The short-term view results are the results the brochure will achieve for the client; and the long-term results are the results the brochure will achieve/contribute for the entire campaign. It answers the questions, "How do the results of this brochure fit into the entire campaign?" and "How can these results be strengthened with other forms of promotional materials?"

Show the client how a campaign that's comprised of a succession of assignments can achieve — and exceed — his expectations and outsell and outdo the performance of a single assignment.

• Use "tie-in" services. Whenever a client approaches you with a single assignment, ask yourself what tie-in services can supplement the single assignment. A news release achieves better results when it's accompanied with a photo. And a press kit — complete with press releases, photos, brochures, and company information — can achieve better results than a single press release. All of these extra tie-in services can turn writing a single press release into multiple writing sales.

• Offer the "concept to completion" benefit. Instead of pitching yourself as a freelancer who can write newsletter copy, pitch yourself as a freelancer who produces newsletters, from copy to completion. You multiply your income by outsourcing parts of the job and delivering a finished product, not a piece of the product. You also can extend your "concept to completion" services by pitching yourself as a marketing consultant, in which you make recommendations to the client as to the best way to market the newsletter.

• Develop strong consultative skills. Besides selling your freelance services, also offer consulting services. Clients pay you to explain ideas, concepts, recommendations and turnkey solutions as to the best way to achieve the results they desire. Consulting with clients can lead to securing freelance work, since clients realize you have the skills and expertise to undertake the task.

• Know the future needs of clients. Clients come with present needs — and future needs. A client may hire you to write a newsletter now, but they'll also consider you for future work if you know what their future needs are and how to fulfill them. The company may be ushering in a new product line, creating a new division within the company, sponsoring a charity event, or creating a website. All of these future events need a freelancer to do promotional writing and freelance work. That's you. Your job is to show clients how you'll address their future needs with solutions that'll increase their profitability and/or productivity. This is usually accomplished with a proposal through which you pitch yourself as the freelancer who has the solutions to undertake the future tasks.

• Use proposals to secure work. Proposals are an inclusive persuasion tool to convince prospects that you can increase their profitability and/or productivity with your freelance services. Proposals specifically show the client how you intend to achieve the desired results, the time and costs involved, and why you and your solutions are the best choices to boost the company's profits.

• Adaptations. Any of your freelance writing services can be adapted for websites, turning a single assignment into two assignments. Get paid to write a press release or brochure, and then get paid again to adapt the copy digitally.

• Add-on services, such as desktop publishing services, marketing consulting, compiling and selling media lists, and project coordinating can help multiply your work and your income.

About The Author

Brian Konradt is a former freelance copywriter and graphic designer, and founder of FreelanceWriting.Com
(http://www.freelancewriting.com), a free web site dedicated to help writers master the business and creative sides of freelance writing.

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*Medical Writer - Creative Group - Arlington Heights, IL

Position Type: Temporary

Northwest suburban medical education company is looking for medical writers for on-going freelance assignments. Must have experience with cardiology, neurology and/or mental illness practice areas. Projects include developing newsletters, slide decks and outlines. A master's degree is preferred for this level of writing. Please send resumes and inquiries to hoffman.estates@creativegroup.com

All applicants applying for U.S. job openings must be authorized to work in the United States. All applicants applying for Canadian job openings must be authorized to work in Canada.

Requirements
Medical content writing experience. MS Word skills.

The Creative Group specializes in placing a range of marketing, advertising, creative, web and public relations professionals on a project basis with advertising and public relations agencies, Fortune 500 companies and small to mid-sized firms. Our strong relationships within the creative community enable us to provide our clients with precisely the talent they need for a variety of deadline-driven projects. Call us today at 888.846.1668 or visit us on the web at www.creativegroup.com where you can register online and view the work of our associates.

To apply view the job in Hot Jobs

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*Copywriter - Smartstaff - Westfield, NJ

Job Description:
Our client is a growing med-ed agency. They are currently looking for two copywriters to join their creative team. You will use your skills and previous experience to develop patient education materials. This position will probably start on a freelance basis and then become a full-time staff position.

Experience Level:
5+ Years

Requirements:
Minimum 5 years copywriting agency experience required.

Location:
Westfield NJ

Duration:
Direct Placement

Pay Rate:
$70K-$75K

To apply view the job in Jobkabob

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*Copywriter - BOSS Staffing - Wilmington, DE

The BOSS Group has a long-term freelance opportunity for a skilled Copywriter. Our client, a leading financial solutions company in the Metro Philly (Wilmington, DE) area is looking for a hands-on communications professional with Direct Mail experience to join their dynamic marketing team. The ideal candidate brings a high level of accuracy, strong conceptual ability and a willingness to learn to this rewarding position.

Requirements:

* Superior writing and proofreading skills
* Bachelor’s Degree in English, Advertising, Marketing, or Communications
* 2+ years of copywriting experience
* Excellent portfolio (must include Direct Mail samples)
* Must be willing to do proofreading work

The BOSS Group offers an attractive compensation package including competitive salary, 401(k) plan with company match, weekly paychecks, holiday pay, bonus pay and a health benefits program. Pay rate $27 to $32 per hour DOE.

Named one of the 2006 Best Places to Work (WBJ), The BOSS Group specializes in matching highly qualified creative, marketing, proposals, advertising and web talent with top temporary and permanent assignments throughout the Washington, DC; Baltimore, MD; Philadelphia, PA; Richmond, VA; NJ/NYC; and Dallas-Fort Worth metro areas, and is an equal opportunity employer.

To be considered for this position, complete our online application, select the Metro Philly office, and reference job #23746CF

The BOSS Group - where talent and opportunity meet
www.thebossgroup.com

To apply view the job in Bossgroup.com
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*Freelance Writer/Contract Writer - Iowa Workforce Development - West Des Moines, IA

Our client in the Des Moines area has a need for several writers with 5+ years of experience writing brochures, letters, fliers, presentations, etc. Candidates possessing experience working with financial services such as mutual funds will be given preference.

To apply view the job in AJB

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*Freelance Reporter--Energy--Hydropower - US

Relicensing Review (RR) is looking for a freelance writer to contribute two or three articles per month. RR focuses exclusively on Western hydroelectric relicense proceedings in which licensees--typically public or private electric utilities--are navigating the multi-year, multi-million dollar process of securing new long-term licenses for their existing projects. We are nominally a trade publication, but our objective is to produce clear, informative and detailed articles and our stories are aimed at the edification of an enormous range of stakeholders, including electric utilities, environmental organizations, federal and state resource agencies, local governments, Indian Tribes, commercial interests and organizations focused on areas such as power production, irrigation, recreation, fish & wildlife, cultural resources and flood control. We'd like someone who has reporting experience and some background in one or more of these areas. The person should be able to find their way through an environmental impact statement. They should be inclined to do independent research in the search for facts, both through making personal contacts with sources as well as through computer-based data gathering. Most importantly, they must crave producing reports that are balanced, objective and accurate. Compensation is negotiable. There may also be opportunities to write for some of the other energy-related NewsData publications. Please send or email a letter of interest, resume and two clips to: Ben Tansey, editor, Relicense Review at: (e-mail: *****8; (or regular mail): PO Box 900928 Queen Anne Stn. Seattle, WA 98109-9228

To apply view the job in Journalism Jobs

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*Houston Nightlife Freelance Writer Needed -US

Houston Nightlife Freelance Writer Needed Have you sampled every steak, slice, brew and martini from the Galleria to Montrose? Do you know about the latest restaurant before it opens and where to find the best spot to hear jazz? Are you a talented writer who can write lively dining and bar/nightlife descriptions? AOL CityGuide (http://www.aolcityguide.com/houston/) seeks a dedicated freelance writer to cover restaurant and bar openings and nightlife events in Houston. You should be someone "in the know," with a keen eye for trends and the drive to scoop the competition. Your writing should be crisp, clear and timely and your literary voice strong. You should have experience covering entertainment and/or experience contributing to city or travel guides. Ideally, you live in, or have easy access to, hot nightlife/dining districts. Digital camera is a plus. To apply, please send: 1. Your resume pasted into the body of an e-mail to DiningWriter@aol.com. Please no attachments. 2. Two 150-word writing samples. Also to be pasted into the body of your e-mail – please no attachments. Write a description for one local venue and one major event happening in the area. Please survey the site for guides on tone and style. You do not have to choose venues or events that aren't yet covered on our site. Choose whatever you like… we have no intention of publishing these samples. We just want to see what your unedited writing looks like.

To apply view the job in Journalism Jobs

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*Copywriter-Freelance - The TJX Companies - Framingham, MA

Description The TJX Companies, Inc, with over $16 billion in revenues, is the world's largest off-price retailer, and is comprised of: T.J. Maxx, Marshalls, HomeGoods, A.J. Wright and Bob's Stores in the United States, Winners and HomeSense in Canada and T.K. Maxx in Europe.

Our Associates have come to expect great things from our great Company which now ranks among the Fortune 200 and is consistently named in the Top 20 of the Boston Globe 100 - Best of Massachusetts Business! In a thriving company such as The TJX Companies, Inc., variety and diversity are not only ever present, they are essential. So, whatever your individual talents or interests, it's more than likely that we have exactly what you are looking for. With an extensive range of career options, The TJX Companies, Inc. stands out as one of the most successful retail companies worldwide and we are eager to share this success with you. We currently have the following position available in our Corporate Home Office located in Framingham, Massachusetts:

Freelance Fashion Copywriter

Responsibilities:

You:
You are an outstanding freelance copywriter. You have 2-5 years of agency experience working on a ton of fashion and lifestyle type brands. You have top-notch conceptual skills; and possess the unique ability to think visually and strategically. You are comfortable writing in all forms of communication everything from print to Web to in-store signage. You have a knack for selling your work to clients. You are passionate about the brands you work on. You are right at home juggling multiple projects at once. You thrive under extremely tight deadlines. You have your finger on the pulse of pop-culture. You do not have an ego. You do have a sense of humor.
Us:
We are the growing in-house agency for The TJX brands. We are the folks who own T.J. Maxx, Marshalls, HomeGoods, A.J. Wright and Bob's Stores in the U.S. along with Winners and HomeSense in Canada and T.K. Maxx in Europe. We do all of the non-broadcast work here (print, interactive, DM, POP, out of home, etc.). We believe in great creative. We all at one time worked at agencies, and not just any agencies, the ones you know and admire. We need copywriters who can work onsite. We need your resume and samples (general and Web) ASAP.

Our state-of-the-art Home Office, conveniently located off Exit 13 of the Mass Pike, offers many on-site amenities including, a day care center, cafeteria, fitness center, ATM, stamp machine, dry cleaning, golf driving range with a professional instructor, aerobics classes, Friday casual days, softball and volleyball leagues, basketball court, service/performance awards and bonus referrals.

TJX is an equal opportunity employer committed to workplace diversity.

To apply view the job in The TJX Companies, Inc

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Friday, October 27, 2006

Saturday...

#Freelance Daily Post:


#Daily Writing Tip :
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Write Your Own Content Articles
by Donald Blake

Anyone can write an article. But, not everyone can write a quality article that people will want to read and republish on their own website. The guidelines here will help you to improve your writing skills.

1. Write about something that interests you. If you are interested in a topic, you are likely to be knowledgeable in that area and your enthusiasm will come across in your writing. Enthusiasm is infectious and your article will spread.

2. Do not rush at the article like a bull at a gate. Take your time, write it and re-write it. You will be more likely to make mistakes if you hurry and may forget to include something important. You can edit the article afterwards any time you like it is yours. But, you do not want multiple article versions of varying quality being published around the internet, people will notice and it will not do your reputation any good. So once it is published leave it alone unless there is something major that needs to be altered.

3. Make sure that your article is relevant to the topic of your site. It is no good writing an article about gardening if in your resource box you ask people to visit your real estate or mortgage site. You will have established your credentials as a gardener in the article not as a financial advisor. What could you have said in a gardening article that would encourage them to visit your finance site?

4. Make sure that the information is useful as well as relevant. It is no good writing a multitude of articles about the topic of your site if the articles are complete rubbish because there is no useful information in them. People will judge your site and your credibility based on the article they are reading now, not the one you want them to read when they get to your site.

For some authors, who want to save the good stuff for their own visitors, rather than writing quality articles for other webmasters. This idea may be hard to swallow.

5. Write articles of various lengths. Not all webmasters are looking for articles of the same length. One day they may need a small article to fill a space on a page that has a bigger article dominating the page. Another time they may need the big article. If you have articles of different sizes, you increase your chances of being published.

6. Do not write a big long add for your product or site. It is definitely less likely to be published by the article directories. I know I would not publish a blatant add like that. Be discreet. Write well about your subject and people will want to know where your site is so that they can get more of the same. Write a big advertisement and even if you do get it published in an article directory people be wary of your site and webmasters are certainly not going to pick up the article and spread your links around the web for you.

7. Write the kind of article that you yourself would like to read. If you would read it, there is a good chance that others would too. If you think it is rubbish then you really cannot expect others to appreciate it.

8. Be brief. That does not mean that the article has to be short. It means that you should not use two words when one will do. Webmasters are typically very busy. (especially if they write their own articles) Therefore, they do not have the time to wade through a load of twaddle looking for the nuggets of quality information you have hidden in the two-thousand-word article you want him to use on his site and he will not want his visitors to have the same problem. So, say as much as you need to, but do not drag it out. If you do not have much to say then do not say much. If you do have a lot to say, consider splitting the article up into two parts, and publishing them separately or making two completely separate articles.

9. Keep the resource box short. People do not expect to see a job application in the resource box. Again, keep it brief and include your link. Many article directories allow you to insert resource boxes nearly as big as the article. Even if you may, I do not recommend it. It can put people off. When is the last time you read the article, then the huge resource box and then clicked on the link?

10. Most article directories discourage links in the main text and some will not even consider publication of articles with them. This is because links in the article ruin the flow of the article and can make it look like one of those advertisements I mentioned earlier. If it is unavoidable then chance it, but otherwise write the article in such a way as not to absolutely need the links in the main text. That is, after all the reason for the resource box.

11. If you do not speak the language then maybe you should get someone else to write the article for you. Maybe a ghost-writer is called for. There is a whole industry springing up around this side of the business today. I do not mean to be harsh. But, a webmaster is looking for the best quality of article he can get, and generally it will be in his own language. Therefore, he will immediately see the misspellings, grammatical errors and other mistakes are in it, making it unlikely that he will choose it for his site.

12. The most important guideline of all is this. Try hard to make the content original. Do not rehash some old junk that has already been rehashed a dozen times before by many other authors. That will impress no one. There is today a huge variety of article writing software that will do the job for you. However, this software usually takes a private licence article and produces a variety of articles based on that; not very original. Some of them may even fool the robots today. But, what of tomorrow. There is no substitute for the genuine article. With about six billion websites on the internet today, original content is the most sought-after commodity and gets the highest ranks.

About the Author

Donald Blake is an author and administrator at
urArticles and Articles Galore. .

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#Freelance Writing jobs :
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RPI writers - The Collegiate magazine - Troy, NY

Wisconsin-based magazine seeks freelance writers from all over the country to contribute to its '06--'07 issues. Professional writing experience preferred but not required. This is a PAID freelance position. To apply, please send resume and 3 writing samples to email address.

Internship is also being offered with gocollegiate.com. We're looking for creative individuals to help us generate fun content for the website. College freshmen are encouraged to apply!!!

To apply view the job in Jobvertise

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Copywriter - Smartstaff - Westfield, NJ

Job Description:
Our client is a growing med-ed agency. They are currently looking for two copywriters to join their creative team. You will use your skills and previous experience to develop patient education materials. This position will probably start on a freelance basis and then become a full-time staff position.

Experience Level:
5+ Years
Requirements:
Minimum 5 years copywriting agency experience required.
Location:
Westfield NJ
Duration:
Direct Placement
Pay Rate:
$70K-$75K

To apply view the job in Jobkabob

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Copy Editor - New York, NY

Top-notch freelance copy editors needed at national women's magazine. Candidates should have at least several years of experience copyediting for consumer magazines and be proficient in Adobe InCopy. Attention to detail and the ability to work well under pressure required. Daytime and evening slots are available; work is on-site, so out-of-area candidates need not apply. Please e-mail résumé and brief cover letter (including dates available) to *****. No phone calls, please.

To apply view the job in From Job Access

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Sr. Copywriter- Major Advertising Agency - Robert Half International - Minneapolis, MN

Sr Copy Writer - $125,000 Are you a strategic thinking Sr Copy Writer with fashion experience and/or a gorgeous portfolio? This Sr Copy Writer position is freelance to hire in the Minneapolis area. The Sr Copy Writer will collaborate with a Sr Art Director to create print and television advertising for well known brands within the fashion industry. Television production experience is a must. Expert proficiency in InDesign, Photoshop and Quark is also required. Sr Art Directors interested in this position must submit resume and portfolio samples to ******.

All applicants applying for U.S. job openings must be authorized to work in the United States. All applicants applying for Canadian job openings must be authorized to work in Canada.

To apply view the job in Robert Half International

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Advertising Copywriter - Robert Half International - San Francisco, CA

San Francisco ad agency is seeking a copywriter for a freelance opportunity. This position is to work on advertising as it relates to a major retail advertising account. It is for a person who understands the demands of retail but still wants to do great work. Related category experience helpful but not necessary. Working under the Executive Creative Director the Copywriter will read briefs to fully understand the goal/ message of assignment in order to execute impactful creative work in a variety of mediums such as TV, newspaper, and radio. Work, in team, with an Art Director to write appropriate headlines and body copy under the direction of the Executive Creative Director. Deliver presentations to the creative team and/or client as needed.

All applicants applying for U.S. job openings must be authorized to work in the United States. All applicants applying for Canadian job openings must be authorized to work in Canada.

Additional Information
Location: San Francisco, CA

Job ID: 041-9391464

Experience: Five plus years advertising experience. Have a killer book, is a must. Prior experience in a fast-paced advertising agency. Excellent at prioritizing and accomplishing goals within specified timeframes. Experience in outdoor, television, and some online a plus.

To apply view the job in Robert Half International

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Motocross Product Copywriter (Freelance) - Fox Racing - Newport Beach, CA

Fox Racing, Inc. is looking for a Copywriter who can write product copy for our annual 196-page catalog. Assignment lasts approximately 3 months beginning November 1st. Work can be off-site, but needs to check in periodically to our Newport Beach offices.

Responsibilities include writing copy for product descriptions. Works closely with Motocross Product Manager and Marketing Manager to achieve tone and consistency. Must have creative writing abilities and have sound knowledge of the motocross industry.

Send resume and samples of work through Malakye.com or directly to:
kimlange@foxracing.com

To apply view the job in Malakye.com

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Copywriter - Advertising and Marketing - MRINetwork - Tampa, FL

Looking for Copywriters!!!

MRI � Creative and Marketing, is looking to provide our clients with the very best copywriting professionals in the Tampa Bay area. Serious and seasoned writer only need apply with samples. We need smart, capable copywriters for a range of clients in financial and insurance industry background

Are you interested in Freelance or Permanent position?

Do you have 3-5+ years experience creating clever and functional copy in healthcare, consumer package goods, retail, food industries and more? Do you have a solid portfolio to show us? We�ll need you to show us a range of work that will make our head spin.

Qualifications

*3-5+ years copywriting experience in financial, insurance or worked in insurance accounts in an agency setting.

*Diverse and organized portfolio

*Excellent interpersonal skills

Please send your resume with at least two samples in word or pdf formats.

To apply view the job in Monster

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Freelance Producer/Editor/Writer HBO - New York, NY

HBO Creative Services is looking to hire a freelance producer/editor/writer for monthly in-flight airlines shows (2 - 25 min. shows a month). Show content will be using original material produced by Creative Services, as well as expanding existing material and creating new content on a monthly basis. Profiency in avid express editing is required, as well as strong writing and storytelling skills. The candidate must have strong creative and organizational skills and be able to work well with deadlines. Reports to Executive Producer in Creative Services.

To apply view the job in Time Warner, Inc.

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#Daily Writing Tip :
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Freelance Writers: 14 Tried & True Ways to Make More Money (Pt 2 of 2) by Yuwanda Black

Continuing the previous article, Freelance Writers: 14 Tried & True Ways to Make More Money:

8. Do a Freebie: When all else fails, this is a great standby.

As a personal example, I recently decided that I wanted to do some work for a local nonprofit government agency (I've seen some of their material and it's not up to par, and I also have several more ideas that could increase their visibility in the community).

So, I'm currently working on a brochure that I plan to present to the communications manager, whom I happen to know from networking (see article, "Why Every Freelance Writer Should Join a Chamber of Commerce" on InkwellEditorial.blogspot.com).

Now, I'm doing this "freebie" because I know that if I can get my foot in the door, I can get more work from other city agencies.

So, when all else fails, a freebie can be your calling card.

9. Create a Backlog of Material: There are days when I just want to write. I don't want to market, I don't want to do follow up calls, I don't want to do interviews - I just want to write. Sometimes, I have the luxury of giving in to this. I may turn out 5 or 6 articles and come up with ideas for a dozen more and create outlines for those.

This is why I always have a backlog of material. On days when I don't feel like writing, I will market the pieces I've written. The point is to take advantage of whatever mood you're in, as long as it's not throwing in the towel.

NOTE: The following are what you might call cerebral ideas, but you have to get the brain moving before anything else can work, soooooooo:

10. Stop Procrastinating: We all do it - but have you ever stopped to figure out how much it's costing you in real dollars?

When freelancing, time is money, so if you can cut down on the surfing, answering email, talking on the phone - whatever it is that sucks up your time - and churn out one more marketing task a day, think how that can add up over weeks and months and by year's end.

11. Pay for Knowledge: Many times, we get so stuck in our own world that we don't take the time to expand our skill set. And I'm not talking a grave amount of time here.

Eg, how long would it take you to learn how to build a simple website? Learning how to do this can add a whole other revenue stream to your business. I falter on this myself.

I ordered a new software almost two months ago and have yet to open it. I bought the program because it would allow me to add another revenue stream to my business, but I have yet to get around to opening the box.

I tell this story to make a point - if you are a real do-it-yourself, then by all means, e-learning and/or figuring it out yourself might work for you.

HOWEVER, if you are extremely busy and/or a procrastinator, take a class with an instructor. You will get the knowledge you need and are more likely to use it than let it sit on a shelf and collect dust (note to self: open the box!)

12. Create a Dream Life: What do I mean by this? Think where you want to be in 5, 10, 15 years and ask yourself if what you are doing at that very moment is propelling you toward that life.

This has snapped me back in line on hundreds of occasions. When I get unmotivated, lazy, and/or find myself doing something other than what I should be doing during the hours I set aside to devote to my "business," I remember that I want to have the option of retirement at 55, that I want to travel 3 months out of the year, that I want to be debt free in 10 years, etc.

Your goals may be different. But when you make your dreams a priority, not a distant "someday goal" to achieve, your every action will be oriented towards making it happen.

Nothing succeeds like perseverance - there will always be those who are smarter, faster, funnier, wittier - whatever. But, a field you can always compete on is perseverance - most don't have that.

13. Become an Optimist: Although this may sound a little new agey, we really are what we think.

If you start to dwell on how hard freelancing is, how frustrating, how underpaid you are, how many rejections you received - and believe me, I KNOOOOOWWW the feeling - you start to internalize those negative feelings. This stops the natural flow of ideas.

So, by all means, eat that pint of ice cream when yet another client cancels a project, but don't grab a cookie too. Grieve and move on.

I've come to embrace my failures as much as my successes because invariably, I can pinpoint a success on a failure. What I mean is, I can look back and go, wow, if that [bad thing] had never happened, then this [good thing] never would have.

It is absolutely uncanny how life works. Life is a series of yings and yangs. Learning to appreciate this will only make your life easier - on all levels.

14. Do Something Completely Different: And I'm not just talking about projects - I'm talking about life. Try bungee jumping, motorcycle riding, hang gliding - the point is to recognize something you've always wanted to do and finally just do it!

About the Author

Yuwanda Black is the publisher of InkwellEditorial.com: THE business portal for and about freelancing in the editorial and creative industries. First-hand freelance success stories, e-courses, job postings, resume tips, advice on the business of freelancing, and more!

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REPORTERS As we continue ... -US

REPORTERS As we continue our expansion, we are looking for reporters in the communities we serve from North Palm Beach through Ormond Beach. Journalism degree is required with at least 1 year of newspaper experience preferred. Freelance opportunities also available. The Hometown News was voted the #1 community newspaper in the United States in 2005. This is a good opportunity to join a team with good people who care. Benefits include health, dental, life insurance & 401K. If you have a passion for reporting, we would like to speak to you. Please fax resume & clips to: 386-322-5901 or email: ******* eoe ,we drug test

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Seeking freelance writers of personal stories - USA - Portland, OR

Common Ties (www.CommonTies.com) is a new blog dedicated to posting the best short personal stories from around the world. We offer a guideline payment of $200 per story published however writers can demand more than this or request less. Stories ideally will be 1,000 words or less but we accept stories as long as 2,000 words.

Common Ties publishes personal stories, whether told in the 1st person about yourself or in the 3rd about others. For examples please visit the “Lives” column in the New York Times Magazine or listen to the sound clips on storycorps.net or from This American Life. Personal stories can involve breaking news if you were a part of that story – for instance, stories from 9/11. When writing about others please state explicitly in your submission to us that you have obtained permission from those in the story to publish, and if you cannot please do not use their real names.

To learn more please go to:
http://commonties.com/blog/submit-a-story/

Requirements:
Excellent stories and great writing skills

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Paid Freelance Bloggers - US

Paid Freelance Bloggers:

Needed: Savvy, professional bloggers/writers for national blog network. The ability to write short, quippy, daily posts is essential. Also necessary: * No fear of man-on-the-street interviews

* An engaging, edgy, informed voice

* Ease and familiarity with social networking applications and Web sites

* A keen knowledge of the city you live in

* The ability to pitch well-rounded, creative ideas based on your city knowledge

* Desired: A decent camera and ability to upload photos (credited to you)

We are currently looking for bloggers in the following cities:

New York City The San Francisco Bay Area Austin St. Louis Seattle Chicago Washington, DC Los Angeles Atlanta New Orleans

In order to be eligible for this opportunity, you must submit a resume and writing samples in the body of an e-mail. ATTACHMENTS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.

Please include a link to your blog and personal Web site if you have one!

Send to: ********. Include your city name in the Subject line of your mail.

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Freelance Copy Editor Healthcare Communications -

Well established healthcare communications agency in Fairfield County, CT seeking a FREELANCE COPY EDITOR to work onsite.

Job Description:

* Work with Senior Editor to organize and complete copy editing and proofreading of all copy, in a variety of formats, in busy editorial department. Work includes manuscripts, supplements, monographs, ads, CME materials.
* Ensure standards for style of all documents produced by agency are met as those standards are dictated by AMA, FDA, ACCME and specific house and client style conventions

Qualifications:

· Bachelor’s Degree

· Minimum of 4 years medical copy editing experience required

. In-depth knowledge of pharmaceutical and clinical vocabulary

· High level content editing (including publications), material referencing, proofreading, adherence to FDA advertising and promotion regulations, Medline searches, and familiarity with AMA guidelines.

· Strong self-starter accustomed to setting and revising priorities in a high-volume environment

· Strong personality needed to provide department leadership and to work toward resolution of enduring editorial/writer style disputes

Computer skills in Microsoft Office, Word, Excel, Outlook and basic PowerPoint required.

Local applicants, please.

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Copywriter - Creative Circle Staffing - Los Angeles, CA

Hot Ad Agency seeking Media Buyer with experience working with Broadcast.
Must have strong communication and negotiation skills.
Be ready to work in an energetic, open environment.
Experience with Local Spots buys is key.
If you're interested please send your resume and links to: ****

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Freelance Writer, Anderson Cooper 360 -Time Warner - New York, NY

Qualifications: Minimum of three to five years television journalism with writing experience. Must have excellent writing skills, strong interpersonal communication skills. Must be able to work well with both production crews and talent. Superb integrity and professionalism. Well organized, computer literate: MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Internet (iNews, MediaSource a plus).

Duties: Writes a broad range of stories. Writes breaking news copy using audio and video elements. Develops story and guest ideas, and writes special projects when necessary. Dissects press releases and news reports. Performs other related duties as assigned. This person will fill-in for staff that is on vacation.

Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. and its subsidiaries are Equal Opportunity Employers.

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Creative Executive ( London )

What we do
Lewis PR, an award-winning technology PR agency, is seeking an executive for its in-house creative team to take on a varied set of projects across several business units and clients.

What we want
We need a technology journalist keen to make the jump to an agency role, with lots of enthusiasm for our sector.

You will be responsible for drafting, sub-editing and editing written material for our UK clients so speed and accuracy, along with excellent attention to detail, are critical.

You will also take part in internal training sessions, brainstorms and pitches, so you need to be a quick, creative thinker.

An understanding of the world of publishing – including new media techniques such as blogging and podcasting – would be an advantage.

What you need
* High level of technology expertise and knowledge from experience in a journalistic environment
* Faultless grammar, punctuation and spelling
* Concise writing style, and the ability to work quickly and stick to the brief provided
* Creative flair and the ability to generate new ideas in a pressured environment
* High level of organisational skills and good time management

Apply to:

Ms Kirsty Mallows

UK HR Manager

Lewis Communications

Millbank Tower

Millbank

London

SW1P 4RS

Telephone: 020 7802 2626

Fax: 020 7802 2627

Web site: http://www.lewispr.com

Email: kirstym@lewispr.com

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Advertising Copywriter - smells like green - Media, PA

Rapidly growing Ad agency in Philadelphia suburbs is currently looking for freelance and full-time copywriters to work on BtoB and BtoC clients. Must be able to write headlines and long form promotional copy for direct mail, ads and websites. This is not a technical copywriting position (ie medical/pharma writing). Must have at least 5 years experience. Send resume and writing samples to mailto:cdumont@smellslikegreen.com?subject=Advertising%20Copywriter Must provide full-time salary requirements or hourly rate. Applications without samples and salary/rate will not be considered. No phone calls please.

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Part Time Proofreader (9988797) - Kelly Engineering Resources - Newark, NJ

Are you looking for a long term freelance opportunity? Are you currently looking for a new assignment and can''t seem to find the perfect editing job? Well look no further!
Kelly Engineering Resources is a Fortune 500 Company with locations through out the United States, Europe, and Australia. We have an immediate need for a contract part time proofreader / editor to work for our Healthcare customer in Newark, NJ.

The proofreader is going to be responsible for editing proofreading enterprise communication material including direct mail printed pieces, and some web collateral. The required qualifications for this role include:
* 1-3 years of proofreading experience preferably of Healthcare or insurance materials
* Experience editing for grammar, punctuation, syntax, content, and spelling
* Excellent computer skills are needed as well as good communications skills both verbal and written.

If you are a motivated and energetic proofreader this is a great opportunity for you. Apply today using the link.

Apply today using the link.
Kelly Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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NY1 News - Reporter (Freelance) - Time Warner - New York, NY

SUMMARY


Collects and analyzes information about newsworthy events to present news stories for broadcast.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITES


Reporting
• Receives assignment or evaluates news leads and news tips to develop story idea.
• Gathers and verifies factual information regarding story through interview, observation, and research.
• Organizes material, determines emphasis, and writes story according to prescribed editorial style and format standards.
• Transmits information to Newswriter for story writing.
• Writes stories for delivery by anchors.
• Develops sources and contacts for story development.

Camera and Field Operations
• Shoots video to illustrate stories.
• Edits, or assists in editing, videos for broadcast.

Presentation Skills
• Appears on television program when conducting taped or filmed interviews or narration.
• Gives live reports from site of event or mobile broadcast unit.
• Occasionally represents station at other events.

Other Duties as Assigned.

EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE


Education: College Degree preferred.
Experience: 2-3 years experience in print or broadcast journalism. Experience in the New York market preferred but not required.

Time Warner Cable supports a drug-free environment and is EOE M/F/V/D

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Ny1 News - Writer (bilingual-spanish/english) (freelance) -Time Warner - New York, NY

SUMMARY

Prepares, writes and copy edits assigned stories into scripts and edits audio and video to be presented on the air. Updates copy and audio/video as story changes. Works with reporters, producers, assignment desk to produce factual, clear, interesting news stories that the viewing public can understand. Writes scripts and edits audio/video in a timely fashion.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITES


Preparation
• Reads local newspapers and watches other local TV stations to keep in touch with NY news.
• Prepares news stories based on information provided by the assignment desk, wire service, newspapers, press releases, NY1 Archives and video tape shot in the field.
• Adds video, sound and graphics.

Writing
• Writes clear, simple scripts for anchors to read.
• Copy edits scripts correcting for accuracy, factual content, pronunciation, grammar and spelling.
• Updates scripts as news changes.
• Provides scripts in a timely fashion.
• Suggests ways to improve the process.

Audio/Video Editing
• Logs incoming video and audio for use in news wheel.
• Edits video for anchor voice-overs and sound on tapes using current and future technology.
• Works with reporters to prepare voice over material and sound for their live field reports.

Equipment Setup
• Checks all equipment.
• Reads scopes and audio levels.
• Sets machines to required levels.

Quality Control
• Makes certain all video and sound meet quality standards.

Other duties as assigned.

EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE

Job
• College degree
• Degree in Journalism, Communication or English preferred.

Experience:
• 1-2 years newsroom experience: internship, field work, or freelance.
• Video Production experience.
• Experience writing copy, editing, shooting, collecting elements and putting packages together.
• Experience researching, creating news stories and making basic editorial decisions on what is a newsworthy story.

Job Summary:
Is in charge of the control room and all technical aspects of live and tape programming before it goes on air. This position makes all the technical decisions for all video and audio elements before reaching master control. Is responsible for coordinating with producers, anchors, reporters, writers and operators to ensure a quality on-air product.

Job Duties:
Directing
– News Programming
– Follows a script from producer and introduce the video, audio, other elements to create news clips for the news wheel.
– Longer Form Programs
– Directs control room in live and taped programming such as sports, political and talk shows.

Switcher Operations. Coordinates all the technical elements to produce the on-air product.
? Operates the keyer
? Operates ME banks
? Operates the router
? Operates DVE

Quality Control
– Reviews video and audio content for quality, continuity and accuracy.
– Critiques shows to find ways to improve them. Writes technical discrepancies on the tech log.
– Monitors control room performance and gives on-going feedback for improvement to management.

Other duties as assigned.

Time Warner Cable supports a drug-free environment and is EOE M/F/V/D

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Medical Proofreaders - Look No Further! - Update Graphics - New York, NY

Update Graphics has immediate freelance opportunities for Medical Proofreaders! Competitive pay, flexible hours and the comfort of working through a reputable agency.Please submit resumes to ******

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The Lebanon Daily News In - PA - Lebanon - Lebanon Daily News - Lebanon, PA

The Lebanon Daily News in looking for freelance writers to cover municipal meetings, school board meetings and events. Must be available to work nights and/or weekends. Experience required. E-mail CityDesk@ldnews.com or call Jeff Clouser, 272-5611, ext. 142.

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