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Freelance Writing: Most Popular Articles

These articles are the most popular over the last month.
A Sample Proposal for Freelance Writers
A sample proposal for a freelance writer. Nonprofits often hire contractors through RFPs- Requests for Proposals. Here is how to WRITE a proposal so that you get that job!
Sample Freelance Letter of Agreement Contract
This is a sample Letter of Agreement. A Letter of Agreement is one kind of freelance writing contract; it is a bit less formal than a contract and details the arrangement in the form of a letter.
Top 10 College Majors for Freelance Writers
Here are ten potential college majors for writers, along with example programs, suggestions and summaries.
6 Ways to Get Paid for Book Reviews
How to be a book reviewer in just 6 easy steps- for PAY! A paid, professional book reviewer walks you through the exact process of becoming a reviewer.
Freelance Writing Rates: Charge What You're Worth
The following list contains dozens of example freelance writing and editing rates.
How to Write an Interview-Based Article
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How to Charge Freelance Writing Rates
Writing rates are explained step by step in this article.
How to Write a Company Backgrounder
An example of a. Freelance Writing.
Best Ways to Get Paid for Reading
How to get paid to read- details ways to make money through book reviews, literary agent reading and book summaries.
28 Places to Find Telecommuting Freelance...
The following list of freelance writing jobs websites are places that list jobs specifically for writers who work remotely or telecommute.
Creative Writing Submission Service Writer's...
Exploring creative writing submission service. What's the cost? How does it work?
What You Should Include in a Freelance Writing...
How to write a freelance contract; learn to write a contract for your freelance clients. Independent contractors often need to write their own contracts. What should you include in a freelance writing contract?
Five Contract Templates for Freelancers
Five contract templates for freelancers. See an example of a freelance contract here, including five varieties to meet your freelance needs.
Overview of Freelance Writers and Freelance...
What exactly is freelance writing, and what is a freelance writer? What do freelance writers do? What kind of writing is considered 'freelance writing'?
A Sample Query Letter for Pitching to Magazines
Following is a sample of a query letter for freelance magazine writers to use in pitching articles to trade or glossy magazines. This template includes hints on content and format. This was the letter that launched my writing career.
How to Write Your Own Press Release
Here is sample of a press release, showing both content and structure tips. This shows the format you should follow, with exact instructions as to what should go in each paragraph.
5 Ways to Piss Off an Editor and Make Sure...
Hey freelance writer: do you want to be published in magazines? Then don't do one thing on this list!
Best Tips for Starting a Freelance Writing Career
How to start freelance writing, the very first thing to do.
Everything You Need to Know About Copywriting...
Copywriter- What is a copywriter? What's the difference between a copyrighter and a copywriter?
Fact Sheet Sample
A sample fact sheet is provided for freelancers or other writers.
Types of Press Materials for Freelance Writers...
The types of press materials a freelance writer may be called upon to write vary quite a bit, but all have one goal.
How To Write a Query or Pitch Letter
Approach editors query letter pitch letter
All About Your Writing Invoice
For a freelance writer, the invoice is the final step in the project. Here are some considerations in generating your freelance writer invoice.
Sample Contract- The Statement of Work
Freelance contracts come in many different formats. Another entry in our series on sample freelance contracts is the statement of work.
8 Ways to Find and Get Writing Jobs
Your writing job search should be balanced- don't put all your eggs in one basket! Here are the eight places you should be looking for freelance writing jobs.
Sample Contract- A Formal Freelance Contract
Freelance writers may need to provide their own contract when doing business with a new client. Here is a sample formal contract for freelancers.
Sample Press Advisory
A sample press advisory is provided as a template for freelance journalists.
How to Write for Major Magazines as a Freelance...
Learn how to break into the national magazine market, and how to write for national magazines.
Four Ways to Immediately Improve Your Writing
Improve your writing: five ways to improve your writing for freelance writers.
9 Editors You Should Query as a Freelance Writer
You need to get your query or article into the hands of the correct editorial staff member, but which of the 4, 5 or even more staff editors is the best one for your piece? Find out some shortcuts and secrets of your targeted magazine's editorial staff position.
What is a Backgrounder
Backgrounder is defined, along with how tos on writing a backgrounder.
5 Things You Must Include in a Writer’s...
Planning your new home office, writer? First, check out the latest and greatest in new home office products.
Basics of SEO Writing for SEO Writers
How to become an SEO Writer- What is SEO and SEO Writing?
An Overview of Genres
Writing genre overview for freelance writers.
Ten Steps to Prepare For Your Freelance...
Freelance Magazine Writing: Prepare to write your freelance magazine article. Be sure to take these ten essential steps before you write your first freelance magazine article.
Sample Nondisclosure Agreement Template...
A template contract of a nondisclosure agreement, with specific advice for freelancers.
Word Nerd? Four Ways to Make Cash from Reading...
Students and nerds: Use your passion for reading and writing to make money. Four ways to make money through reading and writing are described.
Kill Fee
What is a kill fee- definition of a kill fee.
Not Writing: 5 Things a Writer Must Do Every Day
Not writing: Five things that freelance writers do every day-- (that don't involve writing).
Oped- What is It and How to Write It
Article goes over what is an oped and how to write an oped, aimed specifically at freelance writers.
Query Letter,Cover Letter or Letter of...
A writer asks query letter, cover letter or letter of introduction? Which am I supposed to use and when?
4 Myths About Copyright
As a writer, you should have at least a basic understanding of copyright and publication rights.
Sample Client Questionnaire
Use this sample client questionnaire to create your own tool to screen and focus freelance clients and freelance projects.
Top 7 Pinterest Boards for Writers
Top 7 Pinterest boards for writers.
Sidebar - Definition of a Sidebar
Your editor asked for a sidebar- what the heck is that? How long is it and what should it consist of?
How to Pick the Best Style Guide for Your Writing
A listing of the most used style guides, along with what field they're used in. This is the most current information on citation guides, style guides, style systems, and house style. Should you use AP Style, MLA, APA, Turabian, ASA, AMA or CMS?
How Freelance Writers Get Paid
Once you've secured clients or completed projects, it's time to get paid. How do freelance writers get paid?
How To Write A Book Review
Learn how to write a book review for general publication, based on practices from a paid professional book reviewer.
Why You Might Need a Writing Degree
Writing degree- do you need a writing degree in order to be a successful writer? What kind of degree options are out there for writers?
How to Create an Invoice
Submitting your writer's invoice is the best way to make sure you get paid on time. Here is how to create your writing invoice.
Work At Home
Discusses and defines work at home. What does it mea to work at home?
What Is Copywriting? What Kind of Writing is...
A thorough definition of copywriting, including kinds of copy and examples. Links to an article on how to get started as a copywriter.
Writers Associations List for Freelance Writers
All writers need training and camaraderie, right? A writer's association is one way to find that. But which association is the right one for you? Here is a list of writer's associations.
Important Things You Should Know About...
Make sure you know which publication rights you are selling! First North American Serial Rights? One time print rights? Find out about copyright and publication rights here.
Pitch Letter
Definition of a pitch letter. Freelance Writing.
All About Writing Speeches
Speechwriting- writing speeches for others to give- is an interesting and potentially lucrative area for freelance writers to explore. There are also full time speech writing opportunities out there.
17 Ways to Write a Conclusion
Teaches how to write a conclusion, a task that writers often find difficult. Includes a list of 17 conclusions.
Write an LOI, Get Magazine Writing Jobs; Here's...
Freelance writers can use a letter of introduction LOI to target specific trade and specialty magazines. This is an example of an LOI.
Freelance Contract: The Non-Compete Agreement
The following contract template is another sample in our ongoing series on freelance contracts. The non compete agreement is often a part of the overall paperwork your client may ask that you sign. Here's what it may look like.
8 Tips for Generating Great Interview Questions
The interview questions a freelance writer asks his subject will make or break the article. Here are 8 things to keep in mind as you create your interview questions.
What is the Deal with SEO and Keyword Work?
Fellow writer asks about writing SEO and keyword articles. Why the odd parameters? Is it worth it for freelance writers to pursue this work?
Client Questionnaire: How To Screen Potential...
This shows the right questions to ask potential clients. A client questionnaire is an efficient way to screen and focus new freelance clients and projects. How to develop client questions and use a client questionnaire.
Consumer Magazine - What Is a Consumer Magazine?
Consumer magazine is defined, examples are provided. Specific to freelance writers looking to write for magazines. Difference from a trade magazine is explained.
Make Freelance Writing Your Full-Time Job
Make freelance writing your full time job by following this set of simple steps.
Pricing Freelance Writing Jobs: 3 Questions, 3...
Freelance writing rates FAQ: Allena Tapia, freelance writing expert, counsels a new writer on how to set their rates.
Work at Home Writer: 4 Ways to Curb Distraction
Work at home writers: don't let distraction and time wasters kill your dream career! Here are 4 ways to curb distraction TODAY.
3 Ways to Make Money as a Freelance Writer
Is there money in freelance writing? Can you earn a decent amount of money as a freelance writer? It is possible!
Preparatory Steps to Becoming a Freelance Writer
Preparatory steps to becoming a freelance writer.
Every Writer MUST Visit These 3 Places in Their...
Travel and writing go together; there is no inspiration for the writer like travel. Check out these three must-see places to visit for writers.
5 Easy Ways to Start Your Magazine Article
Getting the article started is the hard part. Here are some simple ways to start a magazine article. Find your perfect lede from these 5 suggestions.
ARC - What Is An ARC?
ARC, advanced readers copy, what is an ARC?
Generate and Capture Magazine Article Ideas
Finding ideas for magazine articles isn't always easy. Here are ways to generate and capture magazine article ideas for freelancers.
Freelancer's Secret to Knowing What to Charge:...
Part of a series on freelance writing rates and what you should charge for writing projects. There are several ways to set your rates.
What's a Hook?
What is a hook? When writing for the web or print, it is often a good idea to start with a HOOK, but what does that mean?
How to Write a Writing Resume
Following is a writing jobs resume sample that will walk new writers through the process of teasing out their own writing resume.
Top 21 Freelance Editor Jobs
There are many different kinds of freelance editor jobs, and many different roles an editor can take, Following is a list of different kinds of editors/editing along with some hints for freelancers who are pursuing freelance editing jobs.
How to Get Freelance Writing Jobs Through Job...
How I get work through freelance writing job boards. Job board postings can be considered a gamble for two reasons: they receive thousands of resumes, and the quality of the job and the pay are often in question. Here's how I make job boards work for me.
8 Steps to Start a Freelance Writing Business
Freelance writing is a business- are you ready to treat it like one? Here's how to turn your freelance writing into a bona fide freelance writing business.
How To Conduct an Interview
How to conduct an interview and write an interview article for a magazine that will bolster your article and impress your editor, all with calm nerves and a confident demeanor!
Types of Newspaper Articles
The types of newspaper articles you write as a freelancer depend on your skills and interests. Here are the major types of newspaper articles explained for freelance writers.
Define copy, what exactly do we mean when we say copy?
PR Writing and the Magazine Placement Question
You want to get your company or product into magazines, don't you? Potential clients are constantly looking for advice on this. Can a freelance writer really get you such exposure? Here are some tips.
30 New Freelance Jobs for Writers
Freelance writing jobs listings are the bread and butter of freelance writers who are still building their network. Here are writers jobs listings- some of the best places to find jobs for writers. This is 30 NEW places to find freelance writing jobs.
Freelance Health Insurance
Independent health insurance for freelance writers, consultants, and other independent workers is discussed. Writers can find out where to buy health insurance, how much health insurance costs, and how to get health insurance.
Do You Know How to Apply for a Freelance...
Differences in applying for freelance writing jobs versus traditional jobs.
Editorial calendar
What is an editorial calendar? Freelance Writing.
Freelance Writing - Review of "Online Writing...
A review of the Online Writing Jobs website: is this a good place to look for freelance writing jobs? How easy is it to manipulate? Are the jobs good? Should you spend your time there?
What Type of Writing Should You Do?
You could write copy, write journalistically, or write creatively. Which is best for you? What kind of freelance writing should you pursue? The answer might surpise you!
What does On Spec mean?
The meaning of on spec. Freelance Writing.
What is a Clip?
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What You Should Know About APA Style
APA Style - What writers should know about APA style
Additional Freelance Careers for Writers
15 other career paths specifically for freelance writers and those who want freelance writing jobs.
Three Steps to Get Ghostwriting Freelance...
Ghostwriting - How To Get Freelance Writing Jobs with Publishers
What's the Difference Between Consumer...
Consumer or trade magazine? This articles explains the difference between the two publications.
Write What You Love- And Still Get Paid!
Want to stay true to your creative side, but still earn money? Here are 19 types of creative freelance writing.
How To Get Freelance Editing Jobs
How does one get freelance editing jobs? Is there a unique approach? Is there an industry standard practice?
All About Freelance Copywriting
Freelance copywriting is one path in working as a copywriter. This article takes a look at the career of freelance copywriting.
Disaster! How to Solve Freelance Writing...
Disaster! What to do when you have a freelance writing disaster.
Before You Apply for Writing Jobs
Writing jobs are competitive- here's how to best prepare and line yourself up for success.
Straight Talk About Freelance Writing Pay
How much money can a freelance writer make- and, more importantly, HOW do they do it?
Content, Web Content, Content Generation
: Content generation is a specific form/niche in biz-tech freelance writing. Content is generally blocks
Deb Ng
Deb Ng once worked full time as a professional blog writer, and was one of the most well known bloggers in the writing world. Learn about how she got started in freelance writing, and read her tips for new freelancers.
What is a byline?
Definition of byline. What is a byline, when do you get one, and where will you see it?
How To Volunteer Your Writing for the Greater...
A guest article by Evonne Lack. Evonne was inspired to volunteer her freelance writing talents after watching a moving movie. She shares her tips with fellow freelance writers.
Writers: Organize Your Home Office in Just 3...
Freelancers and writers: How to best organize your home office for writing bliss!
What Does "Feature" Mean?
What is a feature, what is a magazine feature, what is the feature well, what is the well
What's Wrong With My Pitch?
A reader's pitch letter isn't getting any bites, despite having followed all the rules. Find out what went wrong.
Indemnity Insurance, Liability Insurance, Oh My!
Do you need indemnity insurance as a freelancer? How about liability insurance? This article explores several different types of insurance for the freelancer.
How to Get Federal Contracts for Writers and...
After I heard of a fellow freelance writer who was paid quite handsomely to edit a set of scientific journals by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, I determined to check out similar government opportunities. Turns out, the process of registering for Federal opportunities is quite exhaustive, so I took notes for you, dear reader!
Get Your Book Published! How to Write a Non...
One common freelance writing job project is the non fiction book proposal. For freelancers who provide author support services, here is a sample of such a proposal.
How To Use an Editorial Calendar
How does a writer use the editorial calendar to get published?
Different Types of Freelance Work
Freelance writing jobs comes in many different varieties, all of which pay differently and demand different commitments from the writer.
Sample Marketing Letter
A sales letter example for freelance writers. Whether you're aiming to market yourself via a mailing, or you're assigned to write a letter for someone else, this sample will give you some ideas and a general format.
Sample Editorial Proposal
A sample proposal for a freelance editorial agreement.
Characteristics and Skills Freelance Writers...
Do you have what it takes to succeed in freelancing? Some of the skills, personality traits and characteristics you need are listed, seperated between a writer's need and a freelancer's needs.
Bookkeeping for Freelancers- How?
Suggests ways freelancers can keep records, from low-tech options to the latest software and apps.
How to Write a Freelance Writer Job Resume
Your resume is your entrance to writing jobs. This article covers the main elements to include, and suggestions for those who are new to the freelance writing field.
Feng Shui for the Writer's Desk: Four Easy Tips
Feng shui for writers; how freelance writers can design a home office for maximum synergy.
Editor - What Is an Editor
Editor, definition of an editor, where editors work.
Name Your Freelance Biz: 5 Essential Questions...
Naming your freelance writing business is so...PERMANENT. Here's how to do it right.
Five Ways to Give Your Writing Career a Fresh...
Whether it's the New Year, the new school year, or simply a new you, fiveten ways to give your freelance writing career a fresh start.
Freelance Writing Career By the Numbers
One writer shares year-end numbers- how much money can you make solely as a freelance writer and editor? How many hours does this require? If you're wondering if freelance writing is really a viable career, this may be the best palce to look.
How to Find Magazine Editors Emails
Emails to editors- where do you send magazine pitches? How do you find editor's emails?
Writer's Cover Letter Sample
A writer's cover letter sample is shown, along with tips, hints and how-tos. This cover letter is based on a successful freelance writer's own sample.
What is a Freelance Writer
Definition of a freelance writer
Query Letter
What is a query, or pitch, letter?
A Career in Copywriting for An Ad Agency or...
A career in copywriting could be for you if you’ve realized that you have a way with words and are able to sell well, while also being able to creatively put your thoughts into words. Let's take a look at copywriting as a career.
How To Write and Publish an Ebook
how to write and publish your ebook
The Writer Magazine - Interview with Ron...
Editor of The Writer Magazine, Ron Kovach, tells readers and writers about the magazine, and what he specifically looks for in queries.
New Grad? Ever Thought of Freelance Writing?
What advice would you give to a new graduate who wants to be a freelance writer directly out of college?
Should Writers Apply for Freelance Writing Jobs...
Should Writers Apply for Writing Jobs on Craigslist? While there may be legitimate jobs on Craigslist, consider this writer's negative experience.
What Is a Crib Sheet?
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Freelance Writers: Scare Tactics and Getting...
Freelance writers: How to get paid for your writing by using scare tactics, social media and other public shaming methods.
What Is a Style Guide?
What exactly is a style guide? Why does a freelance writer need to know a particular style guide?
Website Review - Review of Poe War's Freelance...
Freelance writing job lists are competitive. Is Poe War's list one you should spend your time on? Are the jobs good? Is it high traffic? Is it easy to use? Let's take a look.
What is ghostwriting? A definition.
Freelance Writers: 4 Ways to Generate New Ideas
Writers: need help generating ideas for that next post or article? Got writers block? Here are
Seven Magazine Article Pitches That Get Accepted
There are a few magazine queries that generally get accepted. Tired of rejection? Find out what they are!
Six Essential Resources for New Freelance Writers
Six essential resources for starting your freelance writing career.
How to Check for Plagiarism
Explains how to check for plagiarism in your work.
How Do I Ask For An Interview- and When?
One reader asks about magazine interviews- should you ask for a magazine interview before or after you have the assignment?
Letters of Introduction to Magazines
How does a freelance writer skip the queries with a Letter of Introduction? How do letters of introduction work for freelance writers?
What Does Well Mean in Magazine Speak?
: So, your editor has asked you to write a piece for the "well"? Well, (haha), what's that mean? The
FAQs of Freelance Writing
FAQs of the freelance writing career.
How to Sell and Publish Personal Essays
How to sell and publish personal essays. Selling and publishing personal essays is not the same as pitching nonfiction magazines.
Bookkeeping for Freelancers- Exactly What...
Bookkeeping is essential for freelance writers, and you're convinced that you should be keeping accurate records of your writing business. The question is what, exactly, should you be recording?
Content Mill - What is a Writers Mill or...
Content mill or writers mill is defined. What exactly is a content mill or writers mill?
Health Insurance - Health Insurance Coverage...
Health insurance coverage options for freelance writers
5 Types of Freelancers; Which Are You?
What kind of freelancer are you? The 5 kinds of freelancers.
10 Must-Haves for Your Freelance Writing Website
These are 10 must-have elements of a freelance writing website.
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