Canadian Freelance Writing Jobs

Wednesday, October 22 2008

Copywriter – Telecommute

Company:  http://stevekeough.com/
Link:  http://vancouver.en.craigslist.ca/wri/888726796.html
Onsite/Telecommute:  Telecommute
Key Requirements:  Experienced copywriter
Compensation: Either hourly rate or per job.

Freelance Writer – Kelowna

Company:  ilovekelowna.com
Link:  http://vancouver.en.craigslist.ca/wrg/888213492.html
Onsite/Telecommute:  Doesn’t say, I would think telecommute
Key Requirements:  Local blog so should probably know Kelowna, doesn’t say that in the ad
Compensation:  0.05 cents a word

Marketing Writer – Waterloo

Company:  Research In Motion (Blackberry)
Link:  http://www.workopolis.com/EN/job/10153589
Onsite/Telecommute:  Onsite
Compensation:  Salary with really great benefits
Key Requirements:  5 years marketing communications and  product launch experience

Web Editor – Montreal

Company:  Yellow Pages
Link:  http://www.workopolis.com/EN/job/10152237
Onsite/Telecommute:  Onsite, full-time
Key Requirements:  SEO knowledge, Bilingual, 2 years experience content management
Compensation:  Not Stated

Tuesday, October 21st 2008

Translator – 1 Day Job Quebec City

Company:  Writer for Forbes Magazine
Link:  http://montreal.en.craigslist.ca/wri/886507728.html
Onsite/Telecommute:  Onsite, Quebec City, on dates specified
Key Requirements – French-English translator, can meet specified times
Compensation:  TBD
Note:  Normally I wouldn’t post translator jobs, but this would look good in a writer’s portfolio given the higher profile magazine.  Potentially also a good networking contact.

Dating Article

Company:  Not stated
Link:  http://toronto.en.craigslist.ca/tor/wri/886614422.html
Onsite/Telecommute:  Telecommute
Compensation:  Send quote
Key Requirements:  Understanding of online dating, writing experience

Internet Marketing Writer – Windsor

Company:  Not Stated
Link:  http://windsor.en.craigslist.ca/wri/885933247.html
Onsite/Telecommute:  Onsite, full-time, Windsor
Key Requirements:  See ad, SEO, HTML, various
Compensation:  $80,000-$90,000
Note:  VERY good compensation for Windsor, especially considering the cost of living.  If you can stand waking up every morning and seeing Detroit, this job’s for you!

Monday, October 20th 2008

Good morning fellow keyboard troopers!  A couple of words on today’s postings… I exercised my powers of filtering this weekend, not posting anything where people were paying “7.50 – $15+ per post depending on page rank”, “5.00 per post because that is what everyone else is paying”, or similar such disasters.  While I have enough class not to complain about it on CraigsList, this here be my house and I’m never going to bring in the trash.

For those of you who are thinking – “well, $15.00 per post isn’t too bad if it is short…” make sure you are paying close attention to the “depending on page rank”.  It takes a significant amount of time for any website to build up a page rank, which is a reference to Google page rank.  People who pay based on “quality”, “page rank”, or “hits” without offering some kind of decent base pay are simply just out to screw you.  You don’t need that, my friends – too many jobs out there to worry about the fruit that is so low hanging that it is rotting.

CFP Writer with Experience – Vancouver

Company – Ashton College
Link:  http://toronto.en.craigslist.ca/tor/wri/883139406.html
Onsite/Telecommute:  Onsite, Contract
Key Requirements:  CFP designation, writing experience
Compensation:  Faculty pay

Senior Web Copywriter – Toronto

Company:  Not Stated
Link:  http://toronto.en.craigslist.ca/tor/wri/881745349.html
Onsite/Telecommute:  Onsite, Toronto, Full Time
Key Requirements:  Quite a few, see link
Compensation:  $40-45K
Note:  For the record, there’s someone trashing this salary on CL – given the requirements, I see this salary as being on the low end, but not worthy of derision – good for someone with experience who wants to further build their portfolio.

Copywriter – Toronto

Company:  Wedding Related Business
Link:  http://toronto.en.craigslist.ca/tor/wrg/884816623.html
Onsite/Telecommute:  Thinking Telecommute, but this one’s skinny on the 411
Key Requirements:  Copywriter seems to be it
Compensation:  TBD
Note:  If anyone finds out that any of these jobs are unpaid or you feel that they pay too little, write me and I’ll take them down – until someone contacts this person I can’t speak for the quality of the ad

CD & DVD Reviewer for Entertainment Website – Vancouver

Company:  New Entertainment Webzine
Link:  http://vancouver.en.craigslist.ca/wri/884942413.html
Onsite/Telecommute:  Not Stated
Key Requirements:  Reply to ad correctly, some experience in journalism
Compensation:  TBD

Associate Editor – Suite 101 – Vancouver

Company:  Suite 101
Link:  http://vancouver.en.craigslist.ca/wri/883594904.html
Onsite/Telecommute:  Onsite, Vancouver
Key Requirements:  Degree, 5+ years experience editing
Compensation:  Salary, Generous benefits package

Copywriter – Vancouver
Company:  1-800-RID-OF-IT
Link:  http://vancouver.en.craigslist.ca/wri/883483643.html
Onsite/Telecommute:  Telecommute, but they want you to be in Van
Key Requirements:  Experience working with service business, devote 5-10 hours a month
Compensation:  TBD

Friday, October 17th 2008

Freelance Writer – Toronto

Company: Not Specified
Link:  http://toronto.en.craigslist.ca/tor/wri/881364412.html
Onsite/Telecommute:  Telecommute
Key Requirements:  Send samples & hourly rate.
Compensation:  TBD
Note:  Looks very similar to other ad posted yesterday – submit again even if you have submitted to that one.

One Article – Toronto

Company:   Not Stated
Link:  http://toronto.en.craigslist.ca/tor/wri/881356687.html
Onsite/Telecommute:  Telecommute
Key Requirements:  None listed, send rate for 500 word article.
Compensation:  Whatever you ask for

Thursday, October 16th 2008

Freelance Writer – Toronto & Area

Company – Not Stated
Link:  http://toronto.en.craigslist.ca/tor/wri/880538138.html
Onsite/Telecommute:  Not stated
Key Requirements:  Freelance writer for brochure copy, other advertising materials
Compensation:  TBD, Hourly

SEO Writer – Toronto

Company:  Not Stated
Link:  http://toronto.en.craigslist.ca/tor/wri/879976670.html
Onsite/Telecommute:  Must be in Toronto, no telecommute
Key Requirements:  Journalism student and/or previous experience writing SEO content

Web Designer Needs Help With Content

Company:  Not Stated
Link:  http://ottawa.en.craigslist.ca/wri/880514760.html
Onsite/Telecommute:  Telecommute
Key Requirements: None listed, send quote
Compensation:  Contract

Games Dev Co Needs Writer – Vancouver

Company:  Blue Castle Games
Link:  http://vancouver.en.craigslist.ca/wri/880494088.html
Onsite/Telecommute:  Onsite, Vancouver & Remotely at Home
Key Requirements:  3 years experience within TV or video games industry
Compensation:  8 Month Contract
Note:  Join Jpod…. (OK, so Jpod was supposed to be based on EA but a girl can dream!)