Canadian Freelance Writing Jobs

Break For Getting a Bit Political – Opposing the HST as Writers

If you service clients in Ontario or British Columbia, you are about to get some competition from a new tax called the HST.

I urge you to write the Ontario and BC governments if you are out of province, and in province contact your MPP.

Sample Letter

As a writer, I rely on Ontario/BC businesses for my income. If these businesses are suddenly slapped with the HST, when they were only used to paying GST before, this will be an immediate impact on their bottom line that they will feel, which may in turn translate to not purchasing my services. Real estate businesses are going to be hit particularly hard by this tax, and those clients that were in that sector were just starting to claw their way out of the recession.

The timing of this forced tax is wrong. If Ontario/BC were more prosperous, and was not trying to recover from the loss of thousands of manufacturing jobs and the global economic recession, it may have been introduced without incident. However, right now, the extra money that businesses will be spending on the HST is a huge blow to the Ontario/BC economy.

I urge you to reconsider the adoption of this tax at this point in time.

Sincere Regards,

For more on the tax see this article and many others like it:

http://www.canada.com/business/fp/money/+HST+is+on+the+way/1963707/story.html

Thursday, September 24th, 2009 Writing Jobs

Canada

Full-Time/Part-Time

Writer, CTV News Toronto
http://www.workopolis.com/EN/job/11024934

Freelance/Contract

Sports Writer for Articles
http://toronto.en.craigslist.ca/tor/wri/1388579765.html

Writer for Snap Magazine
http://toronto.en.craigslist.ca/tor/wri/1388914645.html

Sports/Proline Bloggers
http://toronto.en.craigslist.ca/tor/wri/1389438194.html

USA

Medical Copywriter
http://jobview.monster.com/GetJob.aspx?JobID=83538071&AVSDM=2009-09-22%2012:14:00&WT.mc_n=RSS2005_JSR
Note: I have contacted this company before to ask if they take Canadian applicants but did not receive a reply. Let me know if you get a negative response when applying to this position.

Parenting Freelance Blogger
http://boston.craigslist.org/gbs/wrg/1387158999.html

Pro Copywriter Needed
http://orangecounty.craigslist.org/wrg/1387526185.html

Wednesday September 23, 2009 Freelance Writing Jobs

Full-Time

Web Content Writer, Toronto
http://toronto.en.craigslist.ca/tor/wri/1387571286.html

Communications Coordinator, Vancouver
http://vancouver.en.craigslist.ca/van/wri/1386906384.html

Video Game Writer – Edmonton
https://jobs.ea.com/jobs/jobposting.aspx?postid=a0z50000000I2MyAAK
Note: Bioware = Awesome.

Associate Editor – the Law Times, Aurora
http://www.jeffgaulin.com/jobs/JobDetails.asp?id=6775

Contract/Freelance

Wellness Writer, Vancouver
http://vancouver.en.craigslist.ca/van/wri/1387066887.html

20 Weeks – Writer for Government – Toronto
http://www.workopolis.com/EN/job/11021740

USA

Unique Content Creation
http://richmond.craigslist.org/wri/1384799493.html

MMA Boxing Writer
http://lasvegas.craigslist.org/wrg/1385006856.html

Freelance Writer for Blog
http://newyork.craigslist.org/mnh/wri/1385666022.html

Tuesday, September 22 2009 Freelance Writing Jobs

Full-Time

Reporter in Regina
http://workingtorontojobs.canada.com/careers/jobsearch/detail?jobId=19888797&viewType=main&networkView=main

Newspaper Reporter – Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
http://www.jobbank.gc.ca/dispjb_eng.aspx?OrderNum=4648068&Source=JobPosting

Radio Writer – Kentville, Nova Scotia
http://www.jobbank.gc.ca/dispjb_eng.aspx?OrderNum=4647364&Source=JobPosting

Copywriter, Lifestyles Global Network- Vaughan (north of Toronto)
http://www.workopolis.com/EN/job/11020650

Internet Marketing Writer – Vancouver
http://vancouver.en.craigslist.ca/van/wri/1386281252.html

Contract/Freelance

Chinese Canadian author sought to write book on Chinese Canadian culture
http://vancouver.en.craigslist.ca/van/wri/1385638591.html

Mah New Ad For Freshbooks

I’ve put an ad up for a service called Freshbooks in the first sidebar. I can’t gush about Freshbooks enough. I have a head for finances like a leaky sieve. I also am in the nascent stages of building my business so there is no way I can afford an accountant for anything but taxes. However, I can afford $15.00/month, no problem.

Quickbooks, Quicken, AccPacc and the like require a lot of duplicate entries, assigning of meaningless numbers, etc. Freshbooks asks you to enter a client’s info once, and that’s it. The only massaging I have to do is making sure that my account is set to the right currency before I send out an invoice or an estimate, since they don’t yet have multi-currency support.

The best feature of Freshbooks is the fact that your clients can log in and pay you electronically from Paypal, all from one screen. They can also view past invoices, estimates, and generally everything you want them to see about their account. It makes you look professional, instantly.

Try it for free with just a few clients and you’ll be hooked as quickly as I was. Don’t forget to use my referral link so that I can save a little on my own fees.