Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Short Copyediting Gig for UVa

A tip o' the pen to LLLer Dawn Hunt for sending this one:

Copyeditor needed for UVA grant application--quick turn around required.
The final draft will be available within a few days (hopefully December
3rd or 4th) and will be approximately 15 pages. The job must be
completed by the end of the day on December 5.

If you are interested please contact Gertrude Fraser at
gjf2v (at) and use the subject line "ADVANCE copyediting."

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Writing Gigs

Part-Time Freelance Writers - Local Lifestyle Content (Comp: per assignment fee) (Central Virginia) :
Charlottesville House & Home is looking to expand our pool of local free lance writers. We assign everything from brief 500 word profiles of local craftsmen to 1500-2000 word lifestyle features. Our beat is regional home and garden design and all the Central Virginia resources that provide those services. More info on the magazine at Send a brief letter of introduction, any particular subjects of expertise or interest and previous local writing credits. All of our writers must live in Central Va.
Texas Diversity Magazine is seeking freelance writers to contribute
articles for our new magazine that wlll launch during the first quarter
of 2008.
Texas Diversity will be a source of knowledge and information to learn
about the benefits of diversity and its impact on business performance.
It will provide a platform to celebrate diversity and encourage dialogue
around this topic. Published three times per year and with an expected
distribution of 10,000 copies per trimester, we will primarily cater to
business professionals, minority-, women- and veteran-owned businesses,
educators, students, government, institutions of higher learning and
Please contact David Miles via email for more information, Please visit
our website at to learn more about us.
Compensation: Pay for articles is .33 cents to .50 cents per word.
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Learning Through History magazine is a bi-monthly history publication for
readers in middle thru high school.
We are accepting submissions for the Italian Renaissance issue through
December 15, 2007. Below are just a few of the many topics that would be
of interest - we also encourage writers to submit manuscripts and queries
on other possible topic(s) that are related to the issue theme:
Medici family
The Papacy
Papal States
Leonardo da Vinci
Sistine Chapel
Lucrezia Borgia
Sack of Rome in 1527
Venice (the Doge)
Italian City States
.. and other related topics.
Learning Through History pays $75 per non-fiction articles of 1000-1200
words, plus a complimentary issue in which your work appears.
Please see the freelance guidelines section of our website for complete
details on how to submit to our magazine:
No agencies, please. Writers must submit their own work directly to us.
Thanks for your interest!
Full guidelines:
Compensation: $75 per article
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Looking For health conscious, career minded, individuals to write articles
regarding nutritional supplements and their benefits for an expanding
marketing company. Please email resume and a brief paragraph about yourself
and your interests in health, beauty, and future career goals. Definite
possibilities for growth with the company.
Compensation: Varies
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We are seeking an experienced blogger to write 3-5 posts per week for one
of our high profile client websites.
The voice we are looking for is professional, educational and extremely
articulate in nature. The successful candidate will possess excellent
writing and research skills, a strong understanding of tea and the tea
industry, knowledge about professional blogging formats and have the
ability to submit posts on a regular and timely basis.
Although we will provide a detailed content plan and editing assistance
each post will be approximately 500 words in length, include at least one
image, and cover a wide range of news and advice oriented topics about tea
types, quality and history, tea health and tea paraphernalia.
If you meet the requirements outlined above and feel you would be an
excellent candidate for this position, please reply with a copy of your
resume and writing/blog post samples by November 30th, 2007.
As this position is designed for a highly skilled writer and blogger, we
ask that only qualified candidates apply.
Compensation: We offer a very competitive salary of $1,100 per month and
support telecommuting contracts.
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Travel Company needs travel writer to research and write short travel
descriptions of travel opportunities in the United States and around the
world. Work from home. The pay is low, however we have a lot of regular
and consistant work. Please send samples of your writing.
Compensation: low
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Thursday, November 15, 2007

Writing Gig for Lobbying Firm

As always, caveat scriptor. I know nothing about these people.



A grassroots lobbying firm seeks freelance writers who are available to
assume episodic writing work for our prestigious client base. Ideal
candidates will be motivated self-starters with clear and concise writing
styles, engaging turn of phrase, and excellent grammar. Ability to manage
multiple simultaneous projects and meet concrete deadlines is a must.

We are currently accepting applications from freelancers with skills in any
of the following areas:
- Business writing
- Sales and marketing
- Ghostwriting
- Journalism
- Copywriting
Projects are assigned to qualified freelancers on a first-come, first-
served basis.
Qualified candidates should submit a resume and two relevant writing
samples Please put Freelance Writing in the subject line of your email and
identify which of the writing skills listed above you possess.

ApplicationDeadline: January 1, 2008

Compensation: Freelancers are paid a fixed fee on a per-project basis.
Fees vary based on the type and scope of each project. Fees range from $35
(for a single page of website copy) to $1,600 (for work on more intensive
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