Canadian Freelance Writing Jobs

Tuesday, September 1, 2009 Freelance Writing Jobs



Low Paid but Fun Subject – Adult Content Writer Wanted – Toronto


Proofreader/Editor – Greater Toronto Area

Writing Mentor – Montreal

Various Olympic Roles – Vancouver


Ad Copy for Natural Products

Content Writer Needed

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.
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.

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.

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.

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



Marketing Copywriter – Ville St-Laurent, Montreal

Marketing Copywriter – Kelowna
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

Senior Web Writer – Intuit Canada, Mississauga

Startup Agency Needs Writers – Toronto
Note – they don’t specify full-time. I would send them a resume for freelance if I was looking for more work.


Blogueur pour un blogue techno

Website Content Writer – Toronto

Vietnamese Food Blogger – Toronto
Note: This just covers food & transportation

Sex Therapist for Articles


Medical Writer

SEO/Content Ghostwriter

Hives (as in rash) blogger

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:



Outdoor/Adventure Magazine seeks writers

Resume Writer – Burnaby

Healthcare Writers

Ghostwriter/Editor for a Professional Blog – Vancouver/Toronto

Calgary Freelancer for Celeb Coverage

Resumes and Career Document Writers for CareerNiche – Toronto


Freelance Writer/Blogger

Freelance Proofreader/Editor

Editor/Writer Literary Website

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



Product Marketing Writer – Toronto


Content Writer – 1.5 month Contract – Toronto

Photography Writer – Montreal

Associate Editor – Montreal

Ski Writers

Government Writer/Editor – Ottawa


Feature Lifestyle Tips Blogger

Medical Writer