Canadian Freelance Writing Jobs

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.

Monday, September 21, 2009 Freelance Writing Jobs

Canada

Full-Time/Part-Time

Editorial Assistant, Toronto
http://toronto.en.craigslist.ca/tor/wri/1383658678.html

Hostopia, Marketing Writer, Mississauga
http://jobview.monster.ca/MARKETING-WRITER-Job-Mississauga-ON-CA-83473194.aspx

Copywriter, Ashton College, Vancouver
http://www.jobbank.gc.ca/dispjb_eng.aspx?OrderNum=4638783&Source=JobPosting

Contract/Freelance

Freelance Web Writer, St. Michael’s Hospital, Toronto
http://www.mediajobsearchcanada.com/job_view.asp?jobID=13126

Senior Writer, CBC Sports, Toronto
http://www.mediajobsearchcanada.com/job_view.asp?jobID=13123

Editor In Chief, National Bar Association Magazine, Ottawa
http://www.mediajobsearchcanada.com/job_view.asp?jobID=13119

USA

Webstar Content Seeks Writer
http://jobs.problogger.net/view/2617

Job Board Blogger
http://jobs.problogger.net/view/2623

Friday, September 18, 2009 Freelance Writing Jobs

Canada

Full/Part Time

Multimedia Writer – Windsor, ON
http://www.jobbank.gc.ca/dispjb_eng.aspx?OrderNum=4634347&Source=JobPosting

Website Content Writer – Calgary Area, Alberta
http://www.jobbank.gc.ca/dispjb_eng.aspx?OrderNum=4635567&Source=JobPosting

Copywriter – Vancouver
http://www.jobbank.gc.ca/dispjb_eng.aspx?OrderNum=4635854&Source=JobPosting

Freelance/Contract

Business Copywriter – Vancouver
http://vancouver.en.craigslist.ca/van/wri/1378987038.html

Disaster Restoration Writing – Woodbridge
http://toronto.en.craigslist.ca/tor/wri/1377029768.html

Health and Fitness Writers – Toronto
http://toronto.en.craigslist.ca/tor/wri/1379226946.html

Thursday, September 17 2009 Writing Jobs

Canada

Full Time/Part Time

Copywriter – Calgary
http://www.careerbuilder.ca/ca/jobseeker/jobs/jobdetails.aspx?job_did=J3F6W870MBZP67P85C1&cbRecursionCnt=1&cbsid=09bbb093252b47e89cc8fed9ca1c427d-306494935-VT-4

Freelance/Contract

Web Writer for Downtown Toronto Hospital
http://toronto.en.craigslist.ca/tor/wri/1377666997.html

Creative Writer Wanted – Vancouver
http://vancouver.en.craigslist.ca/van/wri/1377608386.html

Video Game Writer – Montreal
http://montreal.en.craigslist.ca/wri/1378415776.html

Copywriter – Ottawa
http://www.careerbuilder.ca/ca/jobseeker/jobs/jobdetails.aspx?job_did=J3G7045YZLBDP40ZBP9

US

Financial Writers
http://chicago.craigslist.org/chc/wrg/1376828636.html

Proofreaders wanted for Canadian French
http://newyork.craigslist.org/mnh/wrg/1377208786.html

Web Content Sales Writing (Good Contract)
http://washingtondc.craigslist.org/nva/wrg/1377616034.html

Country Profile Kits Development
http://www.freelancejobopenings.com/job/431c91569e8488103ab9250167e9281d/?d=1&source=rss_page

Harlan Ellison – Pay The Writer

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mj5IV23g-fE[/youtube]

This has been posted and reposted and linked to so many times on so many writing blogs, and I usually like to be different. However, this is so awesome that if just one of you haven’t seen it yet, posting it was worth the effort.

What makes this more poignant is that Harlan Ellison is one of the most-lauded and prolific writers of all time, making the offer of “exposure” being exponentially laughable in this case.

For those of you familiar with “Star Trek”, Ellison penned the outstanding episode “City on the Edge of Forever” and famously went into a rant when producers changed his script. He’s also one of the best speculative fiction writers of all time, I highly recommend his books and short stories.

I also wanted to post it as a clear signal to anyone who comes here thinking that they can get writers to work for free – you can’t. Not on my watch, anyway.

Enjoy.