Phoenix web content writer wanted

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Update: The job for a Phoenix web content writer is no longer available.

A client of mine has asked me to share a Phoenix web content writer position that they’ve just listed on the IABC website: details here. This freelance job is for the APS.com customer website, and it’s a biggie: condensing content, writing in web style and within the new design framework for their currently 1800-page site that they want to cut by a third.

Job requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Journalism or related field
  • 4  Years Writing/Editing skills
  • 1  Year Web usability standards and styles
  • 4  Years Web Writing/Editing skills
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There’s no freelance free lunch

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Dear Dr. Freelance: Recently, an entrepreneur starting a new firm contacted me for a freelance website job. I agreed to a price well below my normal rates – with an additional 35% courtesy referral discount because: 1) his funds were limited; 2) I liked him and wanted to help him; 3) becoming a resource for him could potentially yield work for me from his clients and business partners; and 4) it was a referral from a former colleague.

He loved what I did and paid the agreed-upon amount. We got along well and made plans to meet for lunch to discuss future freelance jobs. The week before the lunch appointment, he asked me to “do some retooling” of my original copy. It was a 5-6 hour job at least; this time, I sent an estimate at my standard freelance rate. [Read more…]

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Where can I find high paying freelance writing jobs?

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It’s Dr. Freelance’s distinct pleasure to play today’s host for Jennifer Mattern’s March Virtual Blog Tour. Here’s her take:

One of the most common questions I receive from new freelance writers is “Where can I find the high paying freelance writing jobs you always talk about?” What they don’t understand at first is that the problem they face is right in their question. They’re looking for the “where,” when there is none. [Read more…]

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