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Thursday, February 5, 2009


Positive News Writer Wanted – Vancouver
Company:  Not Stated
Key Requirements: send an e-mail with ideas
Onsite/Telecommute:  Not Stated
Compensation:  TBD

Erotic Ezine Seeks Writers
Company:  Erotic Erotica
Onsite/Telecommute:  Not Stated
Key Requirements:  Asking for original work, you may want to write for more guidelines
Compensation:  TBD

Gaming Writer Wanted – Markham
Company:  Clipwire
Onsite/Telecommute:  Onsite… with FOOD!
Key Requirements:  Writing skill, HTML, CSS, basic Photoshop skills, some knowledge of a programming language
Compensation:  Competitive

Content Writer for Financial Company – Toronto
Key Requirements:  none listed
Onsite/Telecommute:  Not stated, e-mail for more
Compensation:  TBD
Freelance Sportswriters – Toronto
Company:  PA SportsTicker
Link:  Click on this – long link
Onsite/Telecommute:  Telecommute, but must be from Toronto
Key Requirements:  Have a love for sports and ability to cover events
Compensation:  TBD


Chemistry and Medicine Background Writer

Poker Writers

Environmental Science Writer/Editor

Wednesday, February 4 2009

Your ad clicks have spoken – the new format wins.  Thank you and I wish you the best of luck with today’s leads!


Proofread my Manuscript – Toronto
Company:  Individual
Key Requirements:  Can edit
Onsite/Telecommute:  Onsite
Compensation:  $50.00

Full-Time Writer – Toronto
Company:  Agency
Key Requirements:  Not given (?)
Onsite/Telecommute:  Onsite
Compensation:  $32,000 with $5000 raise after 3 months

Experienced Copywriter – Toronto
Company:  Agency
Key Requirements:  Can be the voice of a brand that lives to win (translation – they need a writer to make themselves sound less cheesy).
Onsite/Telecommute:  I’m going to guess onsite so that you can proofread the boss’ poetry to his girlfriend on Valentine’s Day.  I’m sure it’s epic.
Compensation:  Hourly rate depending on experience

Writer for Employment Related Topics
Company:  Not Stated
Onsite/Telecommute:  Telecommute
Key Requirements:  Familiar with NOC, CP style and plain language
Compensation:  Per Piece

5-6 Week Web Writing Contract – Toronto
Company:  Agency
Onsite/Telecommute:  Onsite, downtown
Key Requirements:  Degree in Journalism, 2 years experience, SEO copywriting experience
Compensation:  Open


Sports Bloggers Needed – 10.00 per post

Freelance Report Writing – 15.00 per hour

Personal Finance Writers

Tuesday, February 3 2009

After a bit of a lacklustre day yesterday, I’m switching it up to a formula that I think makes sense – details for the Canadian jobs, no major details for the the US telecommute jobs.  The telecommute jobs are usually “TBD” anyway for pay and such.  Where they do mention pay, I’ll post the rate.

A quick note on rates – my threshold for posting on this blog is 10.00 per post for blogging jobs and $30.00 and up for articles.  If you find out that any of these jobs are paying less than that, e-mail me and I will remove them.  Please also e-mail me if you apply to any of these positions and you are rejected because you are Canadian.


Technical Writer – Banff
Company:  The Banff Centre
Requirements:  University, 2-3 years experience
Onsite/Telecommute:  Onsite, Full-Time
Compensation:  3300-3700 monthly.

Creative Writer – Cornwall
Company: Corus
Link:  Creative Writer
Onsite/Telecommute:  Onsite, Temporary
Key Requirements:  Writing skills, usual office skills
Compensation:  Not Stated

Managing Editor – Toronto
Company:  Student Newspaper
Key Requirements:  Journalistic leader who is a team player with long-range vision.  Wait… Superman?
Onsite/Telecommute:  Onsite, Part-Time
Compensation:  $16.00/hr


Health & Weight-Loss Blogger

McGraw-Hill Education Seeks Freelance Writers/Bloggers

Tips for Beginning Writers

So you want to be a writer.  Chances are good you have a bunch of poetry either in an old-school notebook or on LiveJournal somewhere.  You may even have some awesome marks from your English classes and teachers and family members encouraging you to be a writer.  So.  How to get started?

1. Baby Steps

While most part or full-time writing jobs require a degree to get started, a lot of the jobs posted here in blogging or article writing do not.  The best way to tell if you really want to be a writer is not to watch Sex and the City reruns until your couch caves in but to actually get out there and write for money.  It won’t be a lot to start off with, but you’ll build your portfolio gradually with a few pieces and even a few substantive jobs here and there if you work at it hard enough.  After doing a few pieces you’ll be able to decide if you have the taste and the talent for being a writer.  Keep your day job as a barista though – this just won’t pay the rent yet.

2. Choose a Program

I was lucky enough to actually have a “Creative Writing” program at my local University.  Looking back, I probably would have gone into Journalism.  Journalism is what most mainstream folk think when they think of writers.  A Journalism degree also gives you solid research skills, which you will need in order to make it as a writer.  Given the plethora of jobs that ask for a degree of some description, I would highly recommend that you at least go to your local college and get a Journalism degree, or University if you can afford it.

Since you’ll have a portfolio at this point, you can continue to grow it with the odd piece here and there or through internships that you get through your school.  By the time you are done with your education, you’ll have a solid portfolio and an education which are both equally important to your success.

3.  Search for Gigs/Jobs

The portfolio and degree are your tools to get in the door.  You have to go out and find work, it will not find you.  Don’t rely on sites like this to do all of the work for you – we don’t scour every single job board and post everything in the world every day.  No, there just aren’t enough ad dollars flowing our way to do that.  Use those research skills to search out other sites and spend at least an hour a day going through them and applying for gigs.

There’s a good argument for finding an actual full-time writing job for the first few years out of school to pay off your student loan debts.  The student loan debts themselves are reason enough, but you also don’t really want the hassle of owning your own business until you’ve learned the ropes of your trade.  Spending a few years at a job will also make you really appreciate the freedom of freelancing once you get there.

These are just suggestions that I would have written to my twenty year old self.  You are free to chart your own course.  Whatever it is, good luck and keep checking back for more gigs.

Monday February 2, 2008

A quick word on format use – I found that when I moved to the “shorter” format, i.e. with no descriptions, company names, or anything else, my traffic went up.  Based on these metrics I’ve decided to keep this format going forward.  If anyone has any great objections e-mail me through the form on the “Contact Us” page and I’ll consider going back to the longer format.


Resume Writer – Toronto

Technical Writer/Marketing Specialist – Edmonton

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PowerPoint Style Business Presentation Writer

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