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Is a Transcription Career for You? Jeanne Fick reveals all.

Transcribing is a wonderful alternative career in the writing field, it provides a constant workflow and no two audios are ever the same. I started out on this field about five years, so I still have much to learn. Today I was fortunate enough to interview Jeanne Fick about the pros and cons of beginning a transcription career.

Starting your Transcription Career.Career in Transcribing, Jeanne Fick reveals all.

How were you first introduced to transcribing?

When I was 14, I interviewed Mr. Duckett in Darling for a history project, who fought in the Second World War. I transcribed the entire 60-minute tape using an old-school tape recorder… Play, stop, write, rewind, repeat… It took me many, many days to complete.

Many years later, while working at a law firm in Wynberg, Cape Town, as a receptionist, I was given some overflow transcription files to do when the secretaries were overloaded. I was hooked. It was so much better than being a receptionist!

Do you believe that a newcomer to transcribing would be able to make a decent income?

No. Newcomers still have a lot to learn. The transcription environment is very competitive. You have to start right at the bottom with the very poorly-paid jobs just to prove yourself and to build up your skills. Until you are very fast and very accurate, nobody is going to give you good rates. It takes roughly four hours for a good, accurate and fast transcriptionist to turn around an hour of audio accurately. For a beginner at a newcomer’s rate, it will take you at least six hours. The longer hours and poorer rate makes for low-income. Do not give up your day job quite yet.

What would one need in order to make a successful career as a transcriptionist? Are there any outlay costs?

Good ears, good language (written and oral) skills, good typing skills, computer literacy, thinking skills, analytical skills, excellent time management skills and impeccable client management skills.

Yes, there are startup costs. At the very least, you should have these four basic items: A good PC, good headphones, good internet and transcription software. Without these basic items, you won’t be doing any transcription work.

Your PC will be on almost permanently. It will be burning midnight oil right along with you. You need one that is reliable and can handle the hours without getting cranky or crashing, causing you lose your work and/or precious time. Personally, I use a mini PC. It is tiny, silent and never complains. Of course, you wouldn’t be using this for gaming.

Great headphones make all the difference. These need to be noise cancelling, lightweight and durable. They will be on your head and over your ears for many hours at a time. Invest in a set that will remain comfortable for as long as you wear them.

A footswitch, while you can certainly transcribe using the hotkeys, really speeds things up.  While they might be rather pricey, they pay for themselves very quickly with speed and ease of use. I consider them an indispensable investment.

You need the best internet provider you can find. Even if you have to pay more for service, again, this will pay for itself when it comes to download speeds. There’s nothing more frustrating than waiting for an urgent file to download for hours while you could already be typing.

Transcription software, while important, is rather down to personal preference. Pick the one that works best for you. There are many out there. Personally, I’m most comfortable with Express Scribe (the paid version… always use the paid versions of any software).

It’s also nice to have (especially in South Africa) a basic backup power system. I have a 1.4KW inverter and a 24v backup battery to keep things going for a while.

Yes, there are startup costs. Frankly, I don’t consider them “costs” as such, but rather infrastructure investment.

Amazon is running some specials on Express Scribe at the moment, however South Africans must please note that they do NOT deliver to SA. 🙁

What would you warn an aspiring transcriptionist against? What pitfalls do you foresee? Can you give an example from your own experience?

NEVER apply for those “work at home”, “easy income from your PC” jobs. They are all scams. There is no such thing as easy money, ever. Prepare yourself for good, hard work and long hours of frustration before things start to really pay off. You need to find clients. Transcription companies that are hiring are a good place to start. You will more than likely have to do a few test files and be rejected a few times before you land a job.

Don’t have only one client. It’s like putting your eggs all in one basket. I worked for a well-known transcription company for a long time and they were my only client. Getting money out of them got increasingly more difficult as time went by. Needless to say, I no longer complete files for them. I had to start almost from scratch again to build up my client base.

Try to get private clients. If you have a medical background, start there and approach doctors, either in person or online. If you have a legal background, try contacting a few small law firms. The same goes for technical and financial, etc.

What has kept you in the field of transcribing all these years? What do you feel is the greatest advantage?

The freedom. I have been a freelance transcriptionist for nearly a decade now. Besides that I love my interesting and diverse job and amazing clients, I also have the time to do almost exactly as I please and enjoy my amazing lifestyle. I can go fishing, traveling, shopping and all sorts of things without having to ask my boss for time off or apply for a day’s leave. I can choose how many hours I work a day and when I work. What hours I take off during the day, I can always put in at night.

You don’t work for a salary. What you put in, you most certainly get out!

What advice would you give newcomers?

Work hard! You will get frustrated, you will struggle, your body will ache after hours of being planted firmly on your seat, but in the end, your efforts will be well rewarded.

Oh, and get exercise, for your ass will expand exponentially!!

I do believe Jeanne to be one of South Africa’s top transcriptionists and I, personally, have learned so much from her during the years. I do however wish she had given the ‘exercise’ advice earlier because I am living proof of what being sat behind a PC day in and day out can do to one’s ‘physique’ 🙂

So great advice from Jeanne Fick, a transcriptionist that really knows her stuff! So if you need any audios transcribed, feel free to contact Jeanne at LinkedIn.

Where to start your Transcription Career?

Here are two websites that are brilliant for aspiring transcriptionists. I, personally, started with them and had no issues with payments other than having to have a PayPal account. There are no startup fees needed, you can start today.

First is Casting Words, they are great for beginners. You can listen to their audios before accepting the job. They also grant you wonderful turnaround times too, so you don’t feel so pressured. (Oh, and you do get an extension if time runs out too 😉 ) They also have a wonderful Facebook Group that offers around the clock support!

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Yup, this is where I started 🙂

Second is Speechpad, they are also brilliant and offer a wide variety of jobs including standard and premium capturing.

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Ensure to follow the styleguides before commencing!

They both offer styleguides, so be sure to study them before attempting to accept a job!

What you may also find really useful is a Transcription Crash Course offered by Loretta Oliver. I enjoy her little book as she has put maximum info into a very dynamic quick paced and insightful book. In it you’ll find among more:

  • Things you need
  • Things that make life easier
  • Keyboard Shortcuts
  • Playback Speeds
  • Verbatim vs Cleaned Up Transcribing
  • General Transcript Formatting
  • Your First Transcript
  • Planning Turnaround Times
  • Determining Rates
  • Finding Jobs and Securing Clients
  • Your Website…. and much more!!!

Do feel free to contact me with any further questions that you may still have, I would love to assist you with your Transcription Career.

Jeanne and I have recently partnered,  how honored am I! Do check out our Transcription Services.

Blessed Be,

Sancheo

13 Freelance Opportunities Needing Your Skills.

13 Freelance Opportunities Needing Your Skills.

Here are 13 Freelance Opportunities Needing Your Skills to get you off to a fresh start and earning from your writing skills. I have added the payments where they were provided, added links regarding who to contact where provided, submission pages and direct links to read more on the websites too. Good Luck! 🙂

13 Freelance Opportunities Needing Your Skills.

13 Freelance Opportunities Needing Your Skills.

1 About.com

About.com, a top U.S. web property, is looking for experienced online freelance writers who are credible authorities in their fields and capable of conveying information to users in a friendly, enthusiastic, and compelling way.

Those freelancers who are most successful writing for About.com are highly skilled, self-motivated, and experienced web content creators with a deep passion for their topic area and impeccable journalistic integrity. They create original and easy-to-consume articles to meet the diverse needs that arise in readers’ everyday lives; are able to produce content on a regular basis on their own time; and have the entrepreneurial spirit and conviction necessary to build independently upon their expertise and authority. Read More.

2 Comedy Central

We’re looking for smart, talented writers who can literally make us laugh out loud. Could that be you? Do you live for the internet? Are you a Friends addict? Are you funny? Does earning a bit of cash sound like a thing you want to do? If the answer is a resounding yes and you fancy scribbling stuff for ComedyCentral.co.uk like this, this, this and this, we want to hear from you.

We’re after clever, interesting writers who see the funny in everything – from politics to popular culture and pranks. If you’re the sort of person who obsesses over movies and TV shows, couldn’t live without Tumblr, can’t get enough of Reddit, and only communicates via Snapchat, you’re right up our street.

If you think you’ve got what we’re looking for, send your CV and three recent examples of your writing to [email protected] with the subject line: ‘Comedy Central Freelance Digital Writer.’ If we like what you do, you’ll hear from us.  Read More.

13 Freelance Opportunities Needing Your Skills.

13 Freelance Opportunities Needing Your Skills

3 Content Remarketing

We are one of largest content writing and marketing firm catering to the clientele in the US/UK. We have been writing 100% unique SEO friendly articles, blogs, PRs for our clients. At present we want to outsource bulk work, which will include writing SEO friendly articles

We will send you a keyword on which you have to write an article along with the URL of the website (if necessary) Apply Here or Read More. 

4 Deorbital

Another Twitter ad 🙂 I checked it out for you.

If you’re reading this hopefully you already know what we’re about. If you don’t, check out the quick rundown my co-editor Dante Douglas wrote. Otherwise, I’m here to clarify what we’re looking for from our writers and the nitty gritty of publishing and payment.

We’re a publication that puts lesser known voices first. This means people of marginalized identities, and younger writers who maybe have less experience. If you know any promising writers feel free to let them know about us as well, and if they’re comfortable with it let us know so we can get in touch with them.

We don’t do news, writing focused on the games industry, or smaller articles that you might find on a typical games site. If you want to do top ten lists or write about why pre-orders are bad for the industry there are other places for that.

Articles should be personal and subjective. They can be stories about games, critical analysis, or writing that contextualizes games within other media or larger society. More than anything it should be about a subject that you care about personally, and can show others why they should as well. Pitch Here or  Read More.

5 Five Thirty Eight

The personal finance columnist will write a regular feature on topics such as saving, investing, managing debt and paying for college (schedule and frequency to be determined). We’re looking for someone who can think creatively about what a personal finance column can be; we don’t want every column to be a twist on, “Invest in low-fee index funds.” This column will target a broad audience, so an ability to connect with readers who aren’t directly affected by the subject being discussed is essential. This is a freelance, not a staff, position.  Read More.

6 Freedom Crossroads

The Freedom Crossroads Team is a group of talented writers and editors dedicated to providing our readers with relevant news and insightful opinion from the world of faith and politics. If you’re passionate about issues of faith, politics, and culture, consider joining our team!

We’re looking for people who want to write about faith, politics, and culture – and how those worlds collide. A lot of conservative news sites cover everything. Freedom Crossroads is different. We cater to a faith-based audience, and we focus on specific issues. If you want a better idea of what we cover, feel free to look around the site.  Apply or Read More.

7 Greene Street

Greene Street Communications (GSC) is a rapidly growing firm and we are always searching for qualified professionals. We provide a great work environment and we give you the necessary room to spread your creative wings. If you have what it takes to get the job done, send us your resume and any relevant samples to [email protected] See Twitter Ad  or Read more.

8 HerStories

We’re thrilled to announce our latest HerStories Project addition: a new column called HerStories Voices. Here we’ll publish two essays per month. We’re looking for the kind of writing that moves us, amazes us, and makes us wish that we had written it ourselves. As always, we want to highlight the best of women’s voices and show the uniqueness and commonalities of women’s experiences.

We are continuing with our monthly themes this year. Our September theme is FRIENDSHIP, stay tuned for the rest of our fall themes!

Email your essay in the body to [email protected] No attachments, please. Include a short bio and your social media links. Read More or Submit.

9 International Center For Journalists

ICFJ is seeking short-term consultants for its “Meeting the Challenge: Strengthening societies and governance through journalism and citizen engagement” project.

While the media in Latin America play a critical role in exposing corruption and holding government officials accountable, the lack of an enabling environment for press freedom in the region affects the ability of news organizations and citizen journalists to produce high-impact stories on under-reported public interest issues, such as human rights, corruption, transparency and rule of law. Based off a previous, similar project, ICFJ aims to strengthen investigative reporting and transparency in nine target countries in Latin America (Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Paraguay, Ecuador, Venezuela, Colombia, and Panama). Read More. 

10 Penton

Farm Industry News is seeking a Staff Writer to contribute to this agriculture industry’s source for in-depth coverage of technology and trends that shape U.S. agriculture. Its content presents tools row crop producers need to maximize their farm investment with hands-on focus that shares product and tech usage information.
The Staff Writer for Farm Industry News is a key position for creation of relevant content for the brand, which is the leading title covering agricultural technology in the industry.

This position can be home based, but will require solid planning. The right individual is a self-starter with a passion for covering agricultural technology – a fast-paced area of information with high interest to our farmer readers. Apply or Read More.

11 Read Me

We are hiring freelance writers to contribute to our blog! Read Me is a small startup developing our voice in the API and developer tool world. We’re looking for contributors to help us share new ideas, deep-dive explanations, and thought pieces with our community.  Read More.

12 Screen Rant

The editorial team at Valnet Inc. is looking for journalists to contribute list-based articles for ScreenRant.com. As a list-based writer, you should be able to write articles including 10+ list features (1500+ words an article) on an array of topics about the latest entertainment news.

Are you a dynamic and driven writer, who is dedicated to staying up-to-date with the latest viral trends? If so, then you are just what we’re looking for at ScreenRant! As a freelance writer, you will create original, informative and eye-catching articles that our audience is craving to read. Apply or Read More.

13 Seven Atoms

Seven Atoms is a growing digital marketing agency focused on helping technology and Ecommerce companies achieve positive ROI from their marketing campaigns. We are looking for a freelance writer who has an interest in marketing and technology. You must be a seasoned writer and be able to present content in an engaging and simple way. While this is a part-time, contract position. We would like our writers to be able to commit to a 24 hour response time to all correspondence and treat this position with the utmost professionalism and dedication. This is a remote-work position. Apply here or Read More.

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Blessed Be,

Sancheo

11 New Freelance Writing Jobs

Are your fingers itching to get at that keyboard and earn some cash again? Here are the latest freelance writing jobs, fresh off the internet! Yes, I’ve been surfing the net to bring these 11 New Freelance Writing Jobs straight to your inbox! There is a range of diversity – from DogTV, to luxurious spa treatments, ghost writing and yes, writing for Martha Stewart 🙂 Check them all out and see which suits your passion best ~ Good Luck!

11 New Freelance Writing Jobs

11 New Freelance Writing Jobs

11 New Freelance Writing Jobs

1 Digital Community Journalist (South Africa)

Freelance journalist/content writer required to generate copy for a dynamic digital community newspaper. The position will be for an initial three-month performance based contract.

The journalist will source stories and cover events of interest that will be of relevance and interest to the target audience. The community publication will service the suburb of Morningside and surrounds.

The expectation will be that the journalist will be solely responsible for sourcing and creating appropriate content.
Ideally, they will need to generate 8 articles per week to sustain the publication. Questions contact: [email protected] Read More and Apply Here.

2 DogTV

DOGTV, the First TV channel for dogs, is looking for a talented comic writer, to contribute to its ongoing marketing/content written materials. Must be funny. Must have experience in writing for blogs/newsletters/websites. Please send a text to demonstrate your comic abilities, questions or applications: [email protected]  Read More

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3 Ghostwriter-Coach Needed

A C-level executive is looking for an ongoing relationship with a ghostwriter and/or coach to help her craft better presentations. Audiences include wealthy donors, top executives at foundations, companies, etc.

Budget is likely in the $5,000 to $10,000 range for the remainder of 2016, with the hope that the successful candidate would continue to work in 2017 (with a larger budget). Feel free to craft your proposal to meet the articulated budget.

4 Good Fruit Grower

Good Fruit Grower is looking for exceptional journalists to serve as regular contributors to the magazine from fruit-growing regions in the U.S. and beyond. We want people who can take photos and do in-depth, authoritative reports on technical issues. Experience in horticulture or science writing highly desirable.

The magazine pays competitive freelancer rates. Read More or apply to [email protected]

5 LCGC

LCGC is seeking freelance writers for paid assignments, writing and editing editorial content. Must be very knowledgeable about separation science techniques. LCGC welcomes manuscripts that
describe techniques and applications of all forms of chromatography and capillary electrophoresis and that are of immediate interest to users in industry, academia, and government. If interested, email our Editorial Director Laura Bush at [email protected] Read More.

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6 Martha Stewart

The editorial team  is looking for freelance writers to contribute a mix of newsy blog posts, buzzy listicles, and how-to guides. You will have the opportunity to pitch and write stories across several lifestyle topics including party ideas, holidays, crafts and DIY
projects, pets, beauty, home, food, and Martha herself.

This is a great opportunity for someone with strong lifestyle experience and an enthusiasm for the brand. Above all, we’re looking for someone who is highly organized, creative, and proactive with pitches.

Here are some examples of what we look for:

1. Sample 1

2. Sample 2

3. Sample 3

Hourly Rate/Salary: $25+ per story (depending on research)

Job Application Contact Name: Alexandra Churchill
Job Application Contact Email: [email protected] Read More

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11 New Freelance Writing Jobs

7 Modernize

This is a freelance writing opportunity for Modernize, a website that empowers homeowners with the expert guidance and educational tools they need to take on home projects with confidence. To inspire people to live more efficiently and increase their home’s value while reducing energy costs, Modernize links homeowners with the best pros specializing in four areas of exterior home improvements: solar installations, roofing, windows and HVAC solutions. Apply Here.

8 No Red Ink

NoRedInk is in need of a Content Creation Specialist. We are one of the fastest growing ed-tech companies in the country. Our learning engine helps students improve their grammar and writing skills using their personal interests and adaptive learning. Students answer over 4 million questions per day on our site, and we’re on a mission to eliminate the “red ink” on their papers. We’re backed by Google Ventures and other top-tier investors, and we’ve spread to over 33% of US school districts. Apply Here or Read More.

9 Remote Weekend Editor

We are looking for a part-time weekend editor who is knowledgeable about eSports, and is comfortable covering a wide range of games. You should be able to write about tournaments,matches, stand-out moments, and key players in anything from League of Legends, to Street Fighter, and even games like Catherine.

Every weekend, you will draw readers’ attention to the biggest happenings, conversations, and trends in competitive gaming, while also keeping them informed about any general gaming-related news. Video skills are desirable. Location: Remote. Read More.

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10 Spa Week Daily

We’re looking for an energetic, quippy freelance writer with a love of spas, health, wellness, fashion, beauty and home as you will be working for a national brand’s daily lifestyle blog.

  • Create four to six editorial features monthly
  • Create relevant and engaging content based on new and best destinations as assigned and pitched
  • Work with the editor to generate ideas for new content topics
  • Meet submission deadlines
  • Provide media
  • Candidates will work remotely and are not expected to be on site. Candidates should be available for monthly kickoff calls and brainstorms as needed.  Contact: [email protected]

11 The Writing Squad

The following positions have now opened:

  • Accounting and Finance
  • Business Administration
  • Human Resources
  • Computer Science
  • Web content
  • SEO specialist

Looking for: Writers
Location: Multiple
Compensation: Very competitive rates Contact here

I trust that you will enjoy sharing your passion in one of these 11 New Freelance Writing Jobs, may your writings be well rewarded! Please do bear in mind that if you would like to share your story, advice or experiences with The Write Styles, please do feel free to Guest Blog For Us, as I would love to publish your story.

Remember to check out all the tips and guides if you are wishing to start your own freelance business,

Until next time, blessed Be

Sancheo

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7 Most Simple Steps to Begin Earning A Living As A Writer

7 Most Simple Steps to Begin Earning A Living As A Writer

Earning a living as a writer depends on your you, your tenacity and your determination. It is up to you to decide on your characters and plot developments in such a way that it harnesses the attention of the reader. However, once that is all done, how do you begin earning a living as a writer of these short stories? Here are 7 Most Simple Steps to Begin Earning A Living As A Writer that will most certainly help you to live your passion.

7 Most Simple Steps to Begin Earning A Living As A Writer

7 Most Simple Steps to Begin Earning A Living As A Writer

1. Where To Publish

The key factor of earning from your short stories is to realize that this is now your business. You need to see your writing as a sell-able item. Publishers wish to sell their products, which may include anthologies, books, magazines and various other products. Take a look at these really great high-paying publishers.

Publishers

2. Get Recognized

Another great way of having your work published is to write for websites. You can have an opportunity to showcase your work as a guest blogger and thereby obtain links which you can use as future reference to your published work. You may also consider creating your own write-from-home-business.

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Learn to Use WordPress Power features, Content Marketing Tactic & Strategies to Increase Engagement and ROI!

3. Remember The Three R’s

Although there is a lot of doom going around that websites don’t pay. Some do.  Many have much to say about the acceptance levels of articles. Sure, but ensure that your story is relevant, well researched, and grammatically readable. The three very important R’s of writing 🙂 Submit your articles for links, get your work out there and then head off for the well-paying sites.

4. Begin earning a living as a writer!

Now that you have established your links, submit your fresh work to some of these excellent  high paying websites.

Nothing showcases your writing skills better than winning a writing contest! The prize money may really surprise you too!

7 Free Writing Contests

5. Find Constant workflow.

Writing for a living is not the easiest, but it offers you the opportunity to put pen to paper, to share your thoughts and dreams. If you are needing constant workflow, subscribe and receive freelance writing jobs emailed to you.

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6. Be Bold

As many will agree, the freelance writing business has become rather cut-throat. Therefore, use your social media platforms as a means to advocate your abilities and skills. Use every link you have to get your work out there on all the various relative platforms.  You can showcase your skills by answering questions on forums .

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7. Have fun!

First of all, and this step may sound rather wishy-washy, inspired writing is far more meaningful and in addition it gives people a reason to return to your work. Keep writing for the passion of writing.

There are many sites out there that you can visit, Write For A Profit is a very straight-forward site that offers free ebooks, tutorials and videos on how to improve your writing… and much more.

 I trust this article helps you. Please feel free to contact me with any queries or suggestions you may have. I would love to hear from you and will gladly research any subject that may be of value to readers. So do pop me an email or leave your comments below.

Blessed Be!

Sancheo

 

7 best paying freelance writing jobs

Do you want to work from the comfort of your own home? Here are 7 best paying freelance writing jobs that can earn you up to $2,750 with an added bonus, or even an annual income of up to $18,000 per annum! As a hidden bonus… I have added a  contest where you stand a chance to win $2000! Best get out your writing pads and get started 🙂

7 best paying freelance writing jobs

7 best paying freelance writing jobs

As writers we can often be faced with spending more time on searching for freelance writing jobs than what we do writing. I do trust that these 7 best paying freelance writing jobs will be useful to you and grant you a successful form of workflow.  Good Luck!

7 best paying freelance writing jobs

1 Content Researcher. ($2,750 plus bonus)

This is not your average “writing gig”, but not only does it pay $2,750, but also pays an added bonus if your work is exceptional! Well, I thought I’d include it in today’s list and you can decide 🙂

Research college essay questions and fact-check college admissions data. Comb through websites and contact schools for very specific information for about 300 colleges.

Position starts July 18 and usually ends in late October with majority hours in August (20-30 hours/week) and fewer hours in September (10-15 hours/week), and barely any in October (5 hours/week). Approximately 25% of your time spent at night or on weekends – please be flexible with hours on call as needed and definitely have extra availability from Aug 1-15.

Please email your cover letter and resume to [email protected] (pasted into the email, not attached) with “Researcher Position” in the subject line.

2 Education.com

We are looking for a content assistant to review and enhance our digital and printable resources for kids.

We are wanting:

  • Strong editorial attention to detail
  • Strong project management skills
  • Strong writing abilities
  • Thorough research skills
  • Knowledge of SEO is a plus
  • An interest and willingness to learn SEO tactics
  • Experience with content management systems
  • Experience teaching or tutoring kids a plus
  • Familiarity with AP Style a plus
  • Knowledge of LaTeX a plus

Responsibilities include:

  • Reviewing and providing feedback on interactive digital content
  • Collaborating with curriculum and marketing team members to complete projects
  • Copywriting and copyediting
  • Helping to manage SEO projects
  • Link building outreach Read More.

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3 JobHero

JobHero.com is a career-focused website that provides valuable information to help job seekers land their next job. We have an established audience of 500K+ monthly visitors and are looking to expand the site by publishing hundreds of new, well-researched articles in the coming months. To reach these goals, we are looking to build a team of talented freelance writers to help us write in-depth articles on a variety of career-related topics.

Key project details:

Career articles are typically about 1,000 words.
Rates are competitive and vary based on the level of research required for each article.
We provide article topics, detailed instructions and editorial support.
Successful candidates will receive consistent weekly assignments of several articles.
This is a remote, freelance position. Ultimately, we are looking for writers who interested in a long-term relationship and the opportunity for consistent, flexible work throughout the year.

Job Requirements:

We are looking for writers to join JobHero who meet the following essential criteria:

  • Significant prior freelance writing experience
  • Ability to write informative articles aligned with our brand and professional tone
  • Excellent research and communications skills
  • High degree of organization, extreme attention to detail and ability to meet deadlines
  • While specific experience with writing career or education-related articles is a plus, but not required

To apply, please submit your application here.

4 PeopleAdmin

Are you a professional educator or educational scholar who has experience with item development? Do you believe that  effective principals should lead schools and contribute to greater student learning? Would you like to contribute to research designed to learn more about what makes great principals great?

PeopleAdmin is seeking to hire brilliant educators.  Educators will craft test items that will enable schools to improve their hiring practices and enhance their professional development.  Subject matter expertise is more important than previous experience with and/or proficiency in technical writing or psychometrics, with this in mind exceptional writing skills are highly desired,. Training in item construction provided. Apply by emailing a cover letter and resume to [email protected], but Read More first!

PeopleAdmin Contest!

Share your story for a chance to win $2,000.

Inspired2Educate is a national recognition program that encourages current K-20 educators to honor the teachers or administrators who inspired them to embrace education as their life’s work.

Tell us your story in a video or in writing! Each month, PeopleAdmin will award one person with $1,000 for professional development and $1,000 for their educational institution. Submit your story here.

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5 Simplemost

Simplemost is a lifestyle site that aims at saving readers a dollar or a minute and moreover brings a smile to their faces at the same time. Our goal is to provide inspiring and uplifting stories along with tips and tricks to make life a little easier.

We are actively looking to expand our stable of freelance writers. We are looking for writers who are able to write quick-turn news and trend blog posts. Furthermore longer form lifestyle articles or first-person essays are also needed. Our ideal contributor has experience producing content in a CMS like WordPress and is familiar with online media best practices. Read More

6 The Found Glen (+$18,000 per annum)

Strategize and create original, expertly written, and customer-oriented work for blogs, newsletters, webpages, or social media for a content marketing firm based in Miami, Florida.

We are wanting:

  • Works well in a fast-paced, dynamic environment. Willing and able to respond quickly to requests.
  • Errs on the side of over-communicating.
  • Cares about putting forth high quality work.
  • Handles changes and requests with grace. Adjusts work to suit suggestions from The Found Gen and the client.
  • Likes to take ownership of tasks and responsibilities and is proactive about finding better, more efficient ways of doing things.
  • Wants a long-term partnership.
  • Able to work in a virtual office. Highly organized and self motivated. Read More.

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Lead generation company looking to hire a freelance writer for two blogs:
Scholarsaavy.com will become a source for all that is scholarships.
Sun2roof.com will become a source for all that is solar panels.
We will need six 500-1,000 word blog articles per week and will pay $20-$30 per blog. Interested applicants please email [email protected] with your résumé and a sample 500 word article for each site above.
All experience levels welcome.
Knowledge of SEO is a plus, but is however not an essential requirement when applying.
Voice and style of writing is open for interpretation.
WARN!NG: Requires submission of unpaid 500-word samples on very specific topics.

JOB SUMMARY:
Looking for: Writer
Location: Multiple
Compensation: $20-$30 per article Read More

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