Canadian Freelance Writing Jobs

Friday November 14, 2008

For those of you who spend your weekend working, here are some jobs late on your Friday.  I’ll be working myself so you can take comfort in the fact that one other soul is out there doing the same thing you are.

Canada

Copywriter/Editor – Toronto

Company:  Not Stated
Link:  http://toronto.en.craigslist.ca/tor/wri/919063730.html
Onsite/Telecommute:  Onsite, full-time
Key Requirements:  Related degree, 1-2 years experience
Compensation:  Not Stated

Web Managing Editor – Richmond

Company:  Sage Software
Link:  http://vancouver.en.craigslist.ca/wri/918430872.html
Onsite/Telecommute:  Onsite
Key Requirements:  Many.  See ad.
Compensation:  Not Stated

Web Content Manager – Richmond – Contract Position 9-12 months

Note:  While this looks like a duplicate, it may not be – worth applying to both.
Company:  Not Stated (Agency recruiting for client)
Link:  http://www.workopolis.com/EN/job/10463526
Onsite/Telecommute:  Onsite
Key Requirements:  2 years content management experience
Compensation:  Not Stated

USA

ESL Site Help

Company:  Not Stated
Link:  http://losangeles.craigslist.org/sfv/wrg/917607224.html
Key Requirements:  Take a picture, write 2-3 paras about it
Compensation:  $10.00 a pic and words – a bit cheap but dead easy

Dick Moves of Social Media

As an amusing start to your Friday, I share with you the Dick Move video:

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=16Sq2qhXabY[/youtube]

I especially like the “All Foam” and “Toyota Echo” bits.  Masterful.  So how does this apply to writing you ask?  Maybe not so much to writing, but to that ubiquitous animal called social media marketing.  If you are involved in SEO at all, you are familiar with the practice of commenting on blogs and other various interactions in the digital world.  Here are some social media “Dick Moves”:

1.  Inappropriate Blog Comments

“Wow!  Love your blog on actuary investments in long term hedge fund vehicles.  Read five words of it and it changed my life.  No really.  Visit russianporn.org.com for smokin’ hot babes and free drugs.”  Yeah.  Because that is relevant.  If you are going to pigeon poop on other blogs, make sure that you at least read them and that they are somewhat relevant to your niche.  Otherwise your comments are liable to get zapped faster than you can say “Dick Move”.

2.  Zapping Everyone On Your Facebook Friends List

If you go all network marketing zongo nuts and decide to e-mail everyone on your Facebook friends list with this GREAT OPPURTUNITY you heard about, you are very likely going to end up sans a few Evites in your immediate future.  Make a fake account like the rest of us and use it for odd sex requests and social media marketing.  You’re welcome.  Dick.

3.  Contribute Absolutely Nothing In Forums

Just one step below pigeon dropping your links on blogs is doing the same on forums.  Many people now avoid forums because of these spam techniques used by – well – spammers.  If you haven’t been hanging out on the forum for a good month, coming in and dropping your link will get you banned.  Dick.

Any other dick moves?  Post them in the comments.  Links will be zonked but you can have fun trying.

Thursday, November 13 2008

Raw List – these two should get you started, I will update later this morning.

Canada

Copywriter for Websites – Anywhere
Company:  Not Stated
Link:  http://montreal.en.craigslist.ca/wri/916120200.html
Key Requirements:  Has Written copy for websites
Compensation:  State Rates

Legal Copywriter
Company:  Not Stated
Link:  http://toronto.en.craigslist.ca/yrk/wri/916006502.html
Onsite/Telecommute:  Not Stated
Key Requirements:  Has worked in law in Ontario, preferably family law
Compensation:  Not Stated

Copywriter – Kitchener
Company:  Not Stated
Link:  http://kitchener.en.craigslist.ca/wri/915756466.html
Onsite/Telecommute:  Not Stated
Key Requirements:  Copy writing
Compensation:  $25.00-$30.00/hr

Copy Writer – Abbotsford
Company:  FirstBase Services Ltd.
Link:  http://vancouver.en.craigslist.ca/wri/916069890.html
Onsite/Telecommute:  Onsite, contract
Key Requirements:  Degree, 2-4 years experience as copywriter in an online environment
Compensation:  Not Stated

USA

Articles & Press Releases for new Career Website
Company:  A Place 4 People
Link:  http://atlanta.craigslist.org/wrg/917266464.html
Key Requirements:  Experience with press releases & articles
Compensation:  $50.00 per article

Massage Bloggers
Company:  massagers101.com
Link:  http://dallas.craigslist.org/dal/wrg/917146264.html
Key Requirements:  Experience with Massage
Compensation:  $50.00 per month, posting once a week

Personal Finance/Alternative Energy Bloggers
Company:  Not Stated
Link:  http://phoenix.craigslist.org/evl/wrg/916583633.html
Key Requirements:  Able to write well on personal finance and alternative energy
Compensation:  $25.00 per post

World of Warcraft Poetry

Usually I don’t post gigs that work on a promise of payment, but this one is just too much fun:

World of Warcraft Poetry
http://newyork.craigslist.org/mnh/wrg/913418608.html

Too much springs to mind here.

Two roads diverged in Duskwood
And sorry I could not travel both
But being five travelers, long we stood
And looked down one as far as we could
To ferns and jungle overgrowth…

Feel free to add your version to the comments.

Fun Contest over at Copyblogger

You will want to check out this contest:

http://www.copyblogger.com/twitter-writing-contest-2

All kinds of good fun and the chance to win a MacBook Air (!) from the generous and most holy people over at Copyblogger.  If they aren’t on your RSS Feed yet, you’ll want to put them there.  Gods among mortals.