Canadian Freelance Writing Jobs

Tuesday, September 1, 2009 Freelance Writing Jobs

Canada

Full-Time

Low Paid but Fun Subject – Adult Content Writer Wanted – Toronto
http://toronto.en.craigslist.ca/tor/wri/1352072780.html

Contract/Freelance

Proofreader/Editor – Greater Toronto Area
http://toronto.en.craigslist.ca/tor/wri/1351632919.html

Writing Mentor – Montreal
http://montreal.en.craigslist.ca/wri/1352372968.html

Various Olympic Roles – Vancouver
http://www.careerbuilder.ca/ca/jobseeker/jobs/jobdetails.aspx?job_did=J3H5B85XXQJ56DSCZRY&cbRecursionCnt=1&cbsid=e2cd958a5ff94ae9a271df12a1171061-305115525-RE-4

USA

Ad Copy for Natural Products
http://cnj.craigslist.org/wrg/1348477230.html

Content Writer Needed
http://norfolk.craigslist.org/wri/1351853262.html

Other Telecommuting Jobs That You Can Take On

If you are a writer, chances are you are already disciplined enough to work at home. The only problem with broadening your horizons and taking on other contract positionsĀ is how to find them in the first place. Here are some good places to start. All of the below positions can be found on Craigslist or through bid sites such as Elance. They may also be advertised on job sites and a quick search for the job title can tell you if anyone is hiring for them at the moment. It also doesn’t hurt to sign up with a job search agency for any of them, with the stipulation that you want to be contacted for contract work only.
Transcriptionist
To do this, you may want to familiarize yourself with free transcription software. A lot of writers make a somewhat decent side living on transcription. Unless you are applying for medical jobs, you generally don’t need experience to start. You do want to make sure that you aren’t making less than minimum wage, much like writing.

Researcher
These are generally local jobs and they tend to be for publications or law firms. Being a writer gives you some natural experience in this field that may cause you to think more creatively than a paralegal or law student might. This can be ongoing, but look out for being seriously underpaid. Some law firms are notoriously cheap and since you aren’t looking to break into a law firm, other benefits of doing this kind of work don’t exist for you.

Translator
I’m willing to bet many of our intrepid readers speak a few languages in addition to English. If this is the case, translation work can prove to be more lucrative than writing, if you get in with the right clientele. French translation is particularly lucrative in Canada, but most higher-paying clients want you to have certification of some kind of your French language skills. This may be a BA in French language studies, a college degree in French language studies, or a formal government exam. The federal government exam is generally required for any federal government contract work that requires you to be bilingual.

Translation jobs are also usually posted in the writing section of Craigslist in all major cities, and in the more general “jobs” section.

General
If you are engaged in any of the above occupations, you want to minimize distractions, arguably even more than you currently do when writing. Before undertaking any supplemental contracts, make sure that your home office is equipped to help you zone out distractions. I find that a stack of current bills right in front of me, coupled with a pair of old-school big headphones keep me from being distracted.

Monday, August 31, 2009 Freelance Writing Jobs

Canada

Full-Time

Marketing Copywriter – Ville St-Laurent, Montreal
http://montreal.en.craigslist.ca/wri/1347355164.html

Marketing Copywriter – Kelowna
http://www.jobbank.gc.ca/dispjb_eng.aspx?OrderNum=4603064&Source=JobPosting
I recommend following the instructions on the Job Bank page; the page you are taken to for more information has no similar instructions and while I usually post the source page, given the instructions I thought it was prudent to post the Job Bank page instead.

Web Content Writer – CityTV Toronto, Cityline
http://www.workopolis.com/EN/job/10980208

Senior Web Writer – Intuit Canada, Mississauga
http://www.workopolis.com/EN/job/10980724

Startup Agency Needs Writers – Toronto
http://www.workopolis.com/EN/job/10976322
Note – they don’t specify full-time. I would send them a resume for freelance if I was looking for more work.

Contract/Freelance

Blogueur pour un blogue techno
http://montreal.en.craigslist.ca/wri/1347520438.html

Website Content Writer – Toronto
http://toronto.en.craigslist.ca/tor/wri/1347926122.html

Vietnamese Food Blogger – Toronto
http://toronto.en.craigslist.ca/tor/wri/1350400796.html
Note: This just covers food & transportation

Sex Therapist for Articles
http://vancouver.en.craigslist.ca/van/wri/1350209619.html

USA

Medical Writer
http://sandiego.craigslist.org/csd/wri/1345933662.html

SEO/Content Ghostwriter
http://newjersey.craigslist.org/wri/1346041517.html

Hives (as in rash) blogger
http://orangecounty.craigslist.org/wrg/1347111542.html

Friday, August 28, 2009 Freelance Writing Jobs

Lots of leads for this Friday; I don’t know about you guys but it isn’t even fall yet and I’m busy as can be! Here’s hoping that you are too with a few of these leads under your belt:

Canada

Contract/Freelance

Outdoor/Adventure Magazine seeks writers
http://vancouver.en.craigslist.ca/van/wri/1345330344.html

Resume Writer – Burnaby
http://vancouver.en.craigslist.ca/van/wri/1345369580.html

Healthcare Writers
http://vancouver.en.craigslist.ca/van/wri/1345654261.html

Ghostwriter/Editor for a Professional Blog – Vancouver/Toronto
http://vancouver.en.craigslist.ca/van/wri/1346122746.html

Calgary Freelancer for Celeb Coverage
http://ottawa.en.craigslist.ca/wri/1345213392.html

Resumes and Career Document Writers for CareerNiche – Toronto
http://www.jobbank.gc.ca/dispjb_eng.aspx?OrderNum=4609365&Source=JobPosting

USA

Freelance Writer/Blogger
http://newyork.craigslist.org/mnh/wrg/1344631101.html

Freelance Proofreader/Editor
http://newyork.craigslist.org/mnh/wri/1344941564.html

Editor/Writer Literary Website
http://newyork.craigslist.org/mnh/wri/1345719355.html

Thursday August 27, 2009 Freelance and Full-Time Writing Jobs

Canada

Full-Time

Product Marketing Writer – Toronto
http://toronto.en.craigslist.ca/tor/wri/1343643129.html

Contract

Content Writer – 1.5 month Contract – Toronto
http://toronto.en.craigslist.ca/tor/wri/1344772938.html

Photography Writer – Montreal
http://montreal.en.craigslist.ca/wri/1343251834.html

Associate Editor – Montreal
http://montreal.en.craigslist.ca/wri/1343671626.html

Ski Writers
http://vancouver.en.craigslist.ca/nvn/wri/1344387270.html

Government Writer/Editor – Ottawa
http://digs.by/77u

USA

Feature Lifestyle Tips Blogger
http://jobs.problogger.net/view/2539

Medical Writer
http://newyork.craigslist.org/mnh/wri/1344119073.html