Canadian Freelance Writing Jobs

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!)

A note on the freelance/full-time job mix

It has become very clear to me in a very short space of time that there aren’t very many uniquely Canadian freelance jobs that are plainly advertised where I may access them online.  There are, however, quite a few full-time jobs that require writing skills or are exclusively for writers.

Looking forward I will be posting a mix of both full-time jobs and freelance jobs, as I am getting a fair bit of traffic from people who are searching for “writing jobs” as well as freelance writing gigs.  If anyone has any objection to this or comments please feel free to contact me by clicking on the “Contact Us” section above.  It will mean that the site isn’t so aptly named but who cares – we’re all on the same team here.

Wednesday, October 15 2008

Web Editor – London

Company:  Not specified, but definitely medical
Link:  http://londonon.en.craigslist.ca/wri/874874631.html
Onsite/Telecommute:  Onsite, Full-Time, London
Key Requirements:  3-5 years writing experience, web skills
Compensation:  $26.25/hr

Niche Trade Magazine – Writer – Ottawa

Company:  Not Specified
Link:  http://ottawa.en.craigslist.ca/wri/879892842.html
Onsite/Telecommute:  Telecommute, with fully equipped home office
Key Requirements:  Minimum 1 year experience, prefers degree & experience with niche trade publisher
Salary:  $80,000 to $90,000

Ireland Tax Free For Writers

This may not be in keeping with the patriotic nature of this site, but I just had to tell everyone – writers in Ireland live tax free!!

Yes, the home of James Joyce, Guiness, and Boxty also does not charge you any tax to be a writer.  Unless you make over 250,000 euros a year doing so.  Quite frankly, if I am making half a million dollars a year, I don’t mind sharing so much with the politicians.

Realistically, writers living in Canada probably make on average about $35,000 to $60,000 per year, with most falling in the lower end of that bracket.  Then we have our tax rate which readily shaves a bunch off of that, even with the writeoffs that we enjoy having our own businesses in Canada.

What I am saying is, you could emigrate to Ireland and thereby automatically give yourself a raise of thousands of dollars per year.  Personally, I would probably end up spending those thousands of dollars flying back to see my family a couple of times a year, so it wouldn’t be worth it.  But for younger writers starting out – is this such a bad option?  I think not…

Tuesday October 14th, 2008

I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving weekend!  There are jobs here for communications managers, bloggers, and others this morning.  Good Luck!

Communications Manager

Company:  Not specified
Link:  http://toronto.en.craigslist.ca/tor/wri/878575445.html
Onsite/Telecommute:  Onsite, Full Time Toronto
Key Requirements:  Responsible for copy in brochures, websites, may require some international travel, five years exp. in pharma industry
Salary:  $120,000 – $129,002

Part Time Editor – Toronto

Company – Vulgar
Link:  http://toronto.en.craigslist.ca/tor/wri/878219929.html
Onsite/Telecommute:  Onsite
Key Requirements:  Free spirited, and I think they mean to say “uninhibited” ;)…
Compensation:  TBD