Canadian Freelance Writing Jobs

Thursday October 30th, 2008

Canada

Part-Time Proofreader – Vancouver

Company:  Asentus Consulting Group
Link: http://vancouver.en.craigslist.ca/wri/898368057.html
Onsite/Telecommute: Onsite, 20 Hours a week, Vancouver
Key Requirements:  Microsoft Office, excellent proofreading skills
Compensation:  TBD

Creative Writer – Website Content

Company:  Not Stated
Link:  http://toronto.en.craigslist.ca/tor/wrg/896161700.html
Onsite/Telecommute:  Telecommute
Key Requirements:  2 verifiable references, writing skill
Compensation:  Your rate

Web Content Writer – The Peg

Company:  Not Stated
Link:  http://winnipeg.en.craigslist.ca/wri/890143460.html
Onsite/Telecommute:  Onsite, Full Time
Key Requirements:  BA, 3 years internet writing experience
Compensation:  30,000 to 33,000

USA

Note- all positions telecommute, let me know if they don’t hire you because you are Canadian and I will remove.

Snowboard Blogger/Writer For Popular Site

Company:  Not Stated
Link:  http://saltlakecity.craigslist.org/wrg/898414058.html
Key Requirements:  A ripper who loves to board, blogger
Compensation:  TBD

Automotive Blogger

Company:  cargurus.com
LInk:  http://boston.craigslist.org/gbs/wri/898220733.html
Key Requirements:  Car enthusiast, previous experience with online publication.
Compensation:  20.00/hour

Essay Agencies – Consider Yourself Served.

I just found an ad for an essay writing service that claimed that it was operating “on campus” of a major Canadian university.  I immediately reported it to the university.

As you can see from my views in the tab above on why I won’t take or post essay jobs, I do not agree with the practice of purchasing or writing essays for university students who are too lazy to do it themselves.  I had to write all of my own essays on a full-time courseload while holding down a part-time job, so I feel that everyone else should too.  I guess I’m just a little bitter that way.

This is a notice – if you are an essay agency and I see you advertising that you operate on or near or for the students of any particular University, I will report you to that University immediately on seeing your ad.  I will also cut and paste your ad into my e-mail so that you can’t simply just erase the listing.  In other words, I am actively trying to completely screw you up.  Of course it will be up to the University to take action, but I’m betting that most of them will.  I cruise all major Canadian job boards for ads for writers every day – so I won’t miss it.  Good luck to you – you’re going to need it.

Wednesday, October 29 2008

I had it happen again yesterday, dear readers.  A great job that they couldn’t hire Canadian residents for.  Don’t worry, it isn’t on this site, but it is always frustrating when it happens.  Hopefully I can help you avoid the same thing!

Canada

Web Content Developer – Contract – Ottawa – 5 Positions

Company:  The 500 Staffing recruiting for the federal government
Link:  http://www.workopolis.com/EN/job/10425656
Onsite/Telecommute:  Onsite, doesn’t say full or part-time
Key Requirements:  Work with multiple web design applications, adapt new and existing material into podcasts and other rich media
Compensation:  Not stated, usually good pay with government

Copywriter – Radio Station Winnipeg

Company:  Corus Entertainment, Groove FM
Link:  http://www.workopolis.com/EN/job/10426156
Onsite/Telecommute:  Onsite, Full-time
Key Requirements:  Knowledge of Deltaflex and/or Wide Orbit Traffic system and Mediatouch, previous radio experience.
Compensation:  Not stated.

Freelance Bloggers/Writers – Toronto

Company:  blogto.com
Link:  http://toronto.en.craigslist.ca/tor/wri/897889705.html
Onsite/Telecommute:  Telecommute
Key Requirements:  Blogging, local to Toronto, have an interest in one of the listed topics
Compensation:  Not stated

Freelance Writing for Youth Magazine – Vancouver
Company:  Not Stated, startup magazine
Link:  http://vancouver.en.craigslist.ca/wri/897149816.html
Onsite/Telecommute:  Telecommute
Key Requirements:  Young adult writer
Compensation:  Not stated

USA

Trend Hunter.com seeking Writers

Company:  trendhunter.com
Link:  http://philadelphia.craigslist.org/wrg/897598533.html
Key Requirements:  Finger on the pulse of… all kinds of stuff that doesn’t have a pulse 😉
Compensation:  2.00-100.00 (note – if the compensation is closer to the 2.00 mark than the 100.00 mark let me know and I’ll remove this posting).

French Translator Required

Company:  Not Stated
Link:  http://sfbay.craigslist.org/pen/wrg/897204666.html
Onsite/Telecommute:  Telecommute
Key Requirements:  Current and Fluent in French
Compensation:  Hourly rate

Tuesday, October 28 2008

Late but in earnest, here you go:

Canada

Website Content Writer, Vancouver

Company:   Local IT Company
Link:  http://vancouver.en.craigslist.ca/wri/896990459.html
Onsite/Telecommute:  Didn’t say
Key Requirements:  Needs their website copy written, send rates and resume
Compensation:  Send your rates

Direct Response Copywriter, Vancouver

Company:  internetmarketingcenter.com
Link:  http://toronto.en.craigslist.ca/tor/wri/895714343.html
Onsite/Telecommute:  Onsite, Vancouver, Relocation allowance available
Key Requirements:  2 years experience writing direct response pieces for internet, others see ad
Compensation:  Based on experience

Vietnemese Food Writer – Toronto

Company:  Not Stated
Link:  http://toronto.en.craigslist.ca/tor/wri/896320695.html
Onsite/Telecommute:  Asks for GTA
Compensation:  TBD

USA

Web Content Writer for CNC Metal Fabrication Site

Company:  Not Stated
Link:  http://seattle.craigslist.org/see/wri/896481596.html
Key Requirements:  Prior experience with CNC shop, 2-3 years in web copywriting.
Compensation:  TBD

Tattoo Writer

Company:  Not Stated
Link:  http://orangecounty.craigslist.org/wri/896319251.html
Key Requirements:  Knowledgeable about tattoos, able to commit to 3-5 posts a week.
Compensation:  TBD, payment via Paypal

Monday, October 26 2008

Intrepid readers, today we begin in a bold new direction – south of the border.  I can’t really vet these oppurtunities in advance unless I get answers back myself.  If you get an answer back saying that they can’t hire you because you are Canadian, contact me and I will remove the link.  I’ll be separating out the two countries for those who want to stick with Canadian postings.

Canada

Online Editor – Toronto – AOL Canada

Company:  AOL
Link:  http://toronto.en.craigslist.ca/tor/wri/892287980.html
Onsite/Telecommute:  Onsite for November-December only
Key Requirements:  HTML, Photoshop, bachelor’s degree journalism, 6 months – 3 years online publishing
Compensation:  Commensurate with experience

Article Writer

Company:  Online Magazine
Link:  http://toronto.en.craigslist.ca/tor/wri/892204958.html
Onsite/Telecommute:  Telecommute
Key Requirements:  Experience is an asset but not a must.
Compensation:  Send rates.
Note:  Let me know if the pay offered on this one is too low.  A couple of warning signs here – they’re looking for “young people” and they say experience isn’t necessary.  I didn’t apply but if someone else does and you feel they are offering bad pay let me know and I will remove the posting.

Agency Writing Position – Etobicoke

Company:  Agency
Link:  http://toronto.en.craigslist.ca/mss/wri/892131889.html
Onsite/Telecommute:  Onsite
Key Requirements:  Big list.  Also give preference to those who have worked as full-time rather than contract writers.  Don’t let that stop you from applying though.
Compensation:  $42K to $52K plus performance bonus

Online Kids Website Freelance Copywriter

Company:  Not Stated
Link:  http://vancouver.en.craigslist.ca/wri/892023099.html
Onsite/Telecommute:  Telecommute, seems to prefer Vancouver but give it a shot anywhere
Key Requirements:  Can write for kids, preferably with some experience doing so.
Compensation:  Per word based on word count of article submitted.

Scientific Writer – Kitchener

Company:  Not stated, life sciences
Link:  http://kitchener.en.craigslist.ca/wri/892701352.html
Onsite/Telecommute:  Onsite
Key Requirements:  Grant proposals, MS degree in life sciences
Compensation:  $2500 to $3000 a week (!)

Eldercare Blogger

Company:  EldercareABC.com
Link:  http://jobs.problogger.net/view/1780
Online/Telecommute:  Telecommute
Key Requirements:  Be experienced in elder care as well as killer writing skills
Compensation:  Flat fee per month

USA

Please note:  all of these jobs are telecommute.  If you get any notes back saying that they can’t hire you because you are Canadian, let me know and I will remove the posting.

Beauty Blogger With Design Skills

Company:  Not Stated
Link:  http://sfbay.craigslist.org/sfc/wrg/893853514.html
Onsite/Telecommute:  Telecommute
Key Requirements:  Eye for good photography, design skills, writing skills
Compensation:  Not stated

Adult Writer

Company:  theeroticreview.com
Link:  http://newyork.craigslist.org/mnh/wrg/893138224.html
Onsite/Telecommute:  Telecommute
Key Requirements:  Ability to handle adult material.
Compensation:  Send your rates.