Sample Resume For Freelance Writing

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Sample Resume: Freelance Writer

The following Sample Resume represents an individual that is proficient in freelance writing for both A) the Scientific Community and B) the Literary Community. As you examine this sample resume line by line, you will likely be able to gather some ideas for your own Freelance Writer Resume.

After you have written your resume for freelance writing, you can submit it online to several websites and individual employers. However, to join the HubPages writing community and earn money in a number of ways, you need not submit a resume at all. Membership is free.

The links following the resume sample below include pertinent and practical information and directions for composing, formatting, and targeting resumes for a number of occupations and industries.

These links lead to the information bank accumulated over two decades of teaching clients from ages 14 though 80 in the art and science of effective individual resume writing. These individuals have enters a wide range of professional very successfully and some of them are operating their own profitable businesses as well.

Please do not forget that an effective and even exciting cover letter will open the door for you to gain a face-to-face interview in which you may discuss your resume and its full universe of your talents, skills, achievements, and potential value to your new employer.

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Try a Writing Contest!

The Saturday Evening Post magazine, 300 years old and well known for making writers famous, holds a yearly writing contest. The competition is known as the Great American Fiction Contest.

You might like to submit a short story to the contest between the month of May and July 1. For details see Great American Fiction Contest. First prize is $500 and publication in the magazine and online. Several runners-up also receive publication of their short stories online, so the contest is fun, good writing experience, and full of possibilities for future writing.

Note: Actor and writer William Shatner advises to always say "Yes", because you might miss good opportunities, otherwise. So, say yes to the contest and other writing ventures you may see. If you like, feel free to list other writing contests in the Comments Section below. Thanks!

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A Successful Resume for the Freelancer

Firstname Lastname

Street Address ▪ City State ▪ Zip Code ▪ Phone Number ▪ email address

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OBJECTIVE: To bring my personal brand of effective and engaging writing to a larger audience within the scientific and literary community.

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QUALIFICATIONS: FREELANCE WRITER

  • Science and literary writer excellent in preparing articles that engage, educate, and inform the general public at all levels.

  • Specializes in aerospace medicine, physics, and fine arts.

  • Unparalleled experience of 15 years success with magazines and peer-reviewed journals.

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FREELANCE CLIENTS

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  • Alternative Times

  • American Medical Association

  • American Psychological Association

  • National Pain Foundation

  • Prevention Magazine

  • Logic Magazine

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SALARIED EXPERIENCE

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Mackinack Magazine: 2006-Present

Write literature reviews, literary and textbook book reviews, and film reviews, research physics articles, and compose poetry.

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Antarctic Research Magazine: 2000-2006

Collaborated on a cultural anthropology series about Arctic Peoples.

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Crime In New York Journal: 1998 - 2003

Learned investigative reporting and content editing.

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PROFESSIONAL AND VOLUNTEER ORGANIZATIONS

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  • American Association of Scientific Writers

  • New Orleans Reconstruction Group

  • Novalleuat Mathematicians Community

  • Society for the Prevention of Child Abuse

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EDUCATION

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  • University of Michigan: BA, MA: English

  • Fishman Law School: JD

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WRITING SAMPLES

[Note: make sure to include correct Internet links wherever possible, or attach articles to an email application.]

  • How to Write a Resume

  • Is the Prospect of Living on Mars Practical?

  • Medical Communities on the Moon

  • Science and Logic

  • The Universal Messages of Poetry

Writing!

The Renegade Writer: A Totally Unconventional Guide to Freelance Writing Success (The Renegade Writer's Freelance Writing series)
The Renegade Writer: A Totally Unconventional Guide to Freelance Writing Success (The Renegade Writer's Freelance Writing series)

This is a fun and easy-to-use writing guide with good reviews. This book shows us how to ignore the writing rules that are totally unnecessary, because they are costing us freelancers time and money. I have found the advice of this book most helpful.

 
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Patty Inglish, MS 8 years ago from North America Author

Forgive the hole where related news alternately shows up and disappears.


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Zsuzsy Bee 8 years ago from Ontario/Canada

Patty just perfect article (as always)

lots of great information

(I need to research the article 'Medical Communities on the Moon' sounds intriguing)

regards Zsuzsy


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Patty Inglish, MS 8 years ago from North America Author

Thanks Zsuzy!

This is something I must reaearch further as well.

A group of physicians in Ohio on the mid 1990s planned to form a practice to treat unmanageable blood pressure for patients in a living area and clinic to be built on the moon. The slow down in moon exploration delayed that to the point where some of thos doctors have died. Meanwhile, we know that patients with such problem blood pressure would be healthier on the moon but they may have immediate stroke on a return to earth.

Intriguing. :)


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MrMarmalade 8 years ago from Sydney

Ladies, I went there last night and they have postponed all of this until the world has recovered from the crash in the stock market.

Mr. Bush has acknowledged there is an issue in the USA and it made it worse.

No money for moon studies, any way that what was in my dream.

Getting away from the point Patty, that was an excellent hub.

Thank you


highwaystar 8 years ago

Hey Patty, lots of effective and excellent tips, thanks for a very informative hub!


Wehzo 8 years ago

Great hub Patty. This is something I can use. I am looking into freelancing. Thanks for this information.


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Patty Inglish, MS 8 years ago from North America Author

Mrmarlade - you are SO good a friend to us on Hub pages. So joy filled and laugh-making!

Thanks so much to all other commenters. I am going to try to use some of my own tips! :)


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sminut13 8 years ago from singapore

woww great hub. pity i'm not that skilled hehehe


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Patty Inglish, MS 8 years ago from North America Author

Keep writing, and you will be!


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blerim 8 years ago from BOSTON

Great insights.


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Patty Inglish, MS 8 years ago from North America Author

Thank you blerim! Welcome to Hub pages!


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Earth Angel 8 years ago

Patty!! Once again you are just the BEST!! I love just being near your Hubs in the hopes that your talent will in some way rub off in my direction!! Thank you so much for raising the bar once again!! Blessings, Earth Angel!!


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Archbob 8 years ago

I wrote freelance for a while and still do. I went around to many internet forums and wrote articles for $10-$20 a pop for a while. Never had a shortage of work. When applying for a writing job, you should show your creative side most of the time.


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Patty Inglish, MS 8 years ago from North America Author

Thank you Earth Angel. Writing practice helps to make a better finished product.

Thanks, Archbob, for your comments.


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Prince Maak 8 years ago from Just Above the EARTH and below the SKY

Interest and activity of mind are two most important things to learn anything.

Practice makes man perfect so keep on writing dnt give up. once again an excellent hub with lots of useful tips.


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C-Lee 8 years ago

Hi Patty,

I've had a look at a bunch of your hubs: Top stuff!

The resume writing topic is really well developed. I appreciate the part about the advantages of the combined resume. It's important to take a fresh look at our own once in a while --thanks for the reminder!


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Patty Inglish, MS 8 years ago from North America Author

Thank you Prince Maak - I seem to be improving a bit day by day and that gives me motivation to write more. I am looking over your requests today. I am looking for the one for about UFOs and cannot see it today. I have something very good to contribute to that one!

C-Lee - Thank you very much! I enjoy your writing about juggling, which I cannot do consistently.


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Prince Maak 8 years ago from Just Above the EARTH and below the SKY

UFOs request was removed by moderator.


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Patty Inglish, MS 8 years ago from North America Author

Oh, that's too bad. Another time perhaps.


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Prince Maak 8 years ago from Just Above the EARTH and below the SKY

The same request I made again.


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Patty Inglish, MS 8 years ago from North America Author

I have already begun! Good luck to us both on this.


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Prince Maak 8 years ago from Just Above the EARTH and below the SKY

I hope your new hub float soon on HUBPAGES. Gud Luck.


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Saw Pe 8 years ago from New York, NY

An insightful article especially in time of an uncertainty with  oversaturated (mostly foreclosures) housing market on the fringe, fearful recession looming around the corner resulting from credit mismanagement and massive layoffs left and right to boost stock values in order to mollify fickle shareholders.

Unfortunately, your article do not apply to everyone else. It's perfect for those poor writers still struggling on their 15th week strike. But that's OK because one can learn some new helpful tips.

I look forward to your new hub on UFOs. Thank you.


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djtphn1 8 years ago from Riverside County, California

hey, I think you answered my request, but i did not get notified thru email....thanks, this is just what i was looking for Patti!


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Patty Inglish, MS 8 years ago from North America Author

I forgot about the writers strike Saw Pe! How are they living at this point? -- That will make a good story later on. I hope they have books to publish or something else substantial as a way of producing income.

djtphn1 - I'm glad if this article can help you! Thanks for the request. :)


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Cinda 8 years ago from Malaysia

Very good info and ease to understand. *thumb up* for you!!

Excellent. I still learning to writing. :)


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Patty Inglish, MS 8 years ago from North America Author

Thanks for visintg, Cinda. Much success to you in your writing! I look forward to all your Hubs in the future.


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TalentManager 8 years ago from Suisun City, Calif.

Nice graphics and information.


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Patty Inglish, MS 8 years ago from North America Author

Thank you Talentmanager! I'm glad you stopped by.


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Nickel 8 years ago

Great hub Patty! I'm breaking into the Freelance world and this will help improve my resume. Not too mention the posted literature.

Nic


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Teeny Tots 8 years ago from USA

I start practise writing and thank you for your informations. It can help me so much


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Patty Inglish, MS 8 years ago from North America Author

I wish you every success!


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RedElf 7 years ago from Canada

Thanks so much for all the great info. It was well written and your research appears excellent.

I spent many years helping others develop their resumes to find better paying jobs, but, of course, had no clue when it came to revamping my own.

Thank for for your clarity and practical suggestions.


heathere 7 years ago

It's great that you added that comment about the cover letter. I think too many people think of it as "unimportant" and something that can be written in a couple of minutes. They can open doors and tell the employer details that may get lost in a resume.


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Ambition398 7 years ago

Good comments, especially about covers letters. Resume writing fan here :)


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Anamika S 7 years ago from Mumbai - Maharashtra, India

That's an excellent Resume. Thanks


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varonny 7 years ago from TORONTO

Hi there, that is one excellent sample for writers. I'm glad I came across your hub it is very helpful. Nevertheless, how would a new writer with no "published experience" create a resume? I mean, with no articled published as yet, and very little experience in the field (at leasta s a professional), it is very hard to get a job without a good resume. But than again, it is also hard to create a GOOD articles without much to back it up.

I think this is the most difficult part of becoming a freelance writer. No?


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Patty Inglish, MS 7 years ago from North America Author

You can always start byhelping people write resumes! :)

New writers can join Hubpages and list their experience on HubPages as published writing. Then write more Hubs!


Anil Adhikari 7 years ago

Hi All,

Nice to be here. This is very informative site. Thanks for making this possible.

anil


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cluense 7 years ago from Cartersville, GA

Thank You for your post. I was looking for information about writing a resume for Freelance writing jobs. Thank You for your awesome post.

Thanks Again


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WriteEditSeek 7 years ago from United States

Thanks for the tips. I'm looking to overhaul my resume, so the example resume was especially helpful.


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Patty Inglish, MS 7 years ago from North America Author

Thanks for the comment and I hope you cause the infomration.


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Cheeky Chick 7 years ago

Thank you for such a useful hub! Your experience and credentials are very impressive.

My career (before kids) was in Marketing, but there was always a writing element involved (newsletters, press releases, corporate investor information, website content, brochures, even instructional manuals). Now that I have a family, I need more flexibility and am trying to find my way in the world of freelance writing. While I'm enjoying the writing, I have not yet been able to make a career of it.

Your sample resume may be just what I need to start earning a living with what I love to do! Thanks again.

Sincerely yours,

Cheeky


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Patty Inglish, MS 7 years ago from North America Author

Cheeky - Many wishes for your success! Thanks very much for posting a comment.


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bozzie123 7 years ago

good blog :_)


Lindsay Garcia 6 years ago

It can never be said enough Patty, your hubs are real good, such an inspiration. Thanks for sharing!


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harrist 6 years ago from on the Net

Great e.g Article, Hubpaages score, and great page rank lol :-) Wow!!


Amie Warren 6 years ago

Thank you! I really needed this info. I'm following you.


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jdaviswrites 6 years ago from California

Thanks patty! I found you after doing a google search for 'resume examples for writers'. I should have cut out the middleman and searched hubpages first. Once again, you amaze me with another incredibly helpful hub. Thanks...


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Patty Inglish, MS 6 years ago from North America Author

Glad to be of help, jdaviswrites.


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Hub Llama 6 years ago from Denver, CO

Nice. Not my preferred format, but definitely an effective resume. More interesting is that you are the first "HubPages Elite" person I have ever stumbled on. I'm not sure if that says more about me or HubPages, but I am intrigued none the less.


Rashid Iqbal 6 years ago

I am a newbie in the stream of writing, after reading the above sample writer's cv i am motivated for my first flight in the realm of writing.


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Sienna Red 5 years ago from Philippines

This is a helpful hub for a freelance writer like me! :) Thanks.


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Just Ask Susan 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

Thanks so much for writing this. I was just searching on google for Resume for a freelance writer and your hubpage came up first. New rule for me is Check HubPages first when you need something rather than google. Thanks again!


Lee Walls 5 years ago

Hello Patty:

I enjoyed your article. Do you have a Masters in Science?


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Patty Inglish, MS 5 years ago from North America Author

Thanks for posting, Lee Walls. The information is in my HubPages Profile. The sample resume used in this Hub is fictitious.


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AngelaKaelin 5 years ago from New York

Good tips! I've never had anybody ask me for a resume. I'm a pretty good talker, though. I usually make the deal over the phone. I've sent plenty of writing samples, though. There are some chain-pullers out there... people who don't know what they want and I can see them running around gather up 100 different writers' resumes. But, most people who are serious about getting something done just want to know if you can do the job and the best way to prove that is with writing samples in the same genre. Good job!


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Amelia Blick 5 years ago from UK

Thank you - I found this hub extremely useful.


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hub author 5 years ago

nice post


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DeborahNeyens 5 years ago from Iowa

Thanks, Patty. I just quit my job as a corporate attorney to focus on my writing. My primary goal is to finish my novel, but I'm also exploring Hubpages, freelancing, and blogging. I've read a few of your hubs and have found them to be very helpful as I get my writing career off the ground. Thanks again.


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Patty Inglish, MS 5 years ago from North America Author

DN - You must have left a good salary and a whole lot of work to dedicate yourself to your book. Best success and I hope much more of HubPages helpes you out. I'll be reading!


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jamiesweeney 5 years ago from Philadelphia, PA

Another amazing hub, Patty. Love all your works.They're made handsomely.


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Patty Inglish, MS 5 years ago from North America Author

Thanks for the compliment, jamiesweeney!

A recent resume client just was hired for a big, new job and the company loved her resume. She interviewed well, too, and they hired her, so I am SOOOOO happy!


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Hashirraja 5 years ago from Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Hi mam, I am also a freelancer but I am a graphic designer. SO this would be important for me much.

Thanks much for this hub.


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Anaya M. Baker 5 years ago from North Carolina

Thanks Patty! I'm pretty well versed in resumes, but had no idea how to structure mine to reflect my freelancing experience. Stumbled around the net looking for some help, then voila! Hubpages to the rescue!


Duchess OBlunt 5 years ago

Thanks Patty, this is a great help as I attempt to get started in this field.

Although this was written long ago, it is still relevant and I appreciate it immensely


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dagny roth 5 years ago from Neverland

Thanks for this article Patty! Quick question....what do you do if you have a broad range of life/work/educational experiences? For example I do energy healing and write about holistic health but am also a trained actress and horse trainer lol....not to mention a parent. Not sure what to target in a resume?! Thanks!


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princesswithapen 4 years ago

Patty

This is an awesome format because it is simple. Many often make the mistake of churning the same thing over and over again in their resumes. It's great to brag about your work and past experience, but it is important to let your writing work do the talking. Links to online writing work are a must, like you mentioned. I'm bookmarking and sharing this hub with friends.

Princesswithapen


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Patty Inglish, MS 4 years ago from North America Author

I think this format works pretty well and it has for me in the past and for some clients in the writing business. Thanks for posting!


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Kiela Starcatcher 4 years ago from Chicago, IL

Hi, Patty. Talk about an evergreen hub - this one's still getting regular responses after 3 years! Well done!! (^_^)

I'm just starting to go through your resume suggestions, and I found this one excellent. I'm getting laid off in a couple weeks, and I'll be putting myself out there again for freelance work. This is the first article I've read of its type, and I think it'll really help me get my brain together. Thanks for posting it! It's a very specific topic, but where better to put it than hubpages?? (^_^)

Rated up/awesome, and looking forward to reading the rest of your resume hubs. Even a job-hunting veteran like me can learn some new tricks from time to time. (~_^)


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Patty Inglish, MS 4 years ago from North America Author

My condolences for being laid off at the beginning of a new year, Kiela Starcatcher! Please catch the star of a new job that will be edifying as well as lucrative! Meanwhile, I hope you earn more on HubPages in the coming months and years.

I'll be adding some additional resume Hubs, because the resume expectations change significantly every 5 years or so, in my experience. Glad this one is still useful!


eminator21 4 years ago

Thanks for the sample! I'm looking into freelance writing to help pay for school. Writing a resume has always been a little intimidating for me since I don't have much work experience. But everyone has to start somewhere!


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Reginald Boswell 4 years ago from Alabama

ESSENTIAL


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Cyndi10 4 years ago from Georgia

Great info.


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Ian Dabasori Hetr 4 years ago from Papua New Guinea

Great article. Its currently ranked number two in google ranks. Your blog is ranked one. Thanks for this.

Cheers

Ian


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Patty Inglish, MS 4 years ago from North America Author

Thanks for the numbers, Ian! And thanks for visiting posting.


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Ian Dabasori Hetr 4 years ago from Papua New Guinea

You welcome Patty. Will be using the Resume sample. Infect, I was searching resume sample when I bumped into your article in Google. I was like, oh. I know Patty from hubpages. So I quickly clicked the link and came here. Cheers.

Ian.


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Patty Inglish, MS 4 years ago from North America Author

Glad it's useful! Have a big success with it.


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creativegenius 4 years ago from United States

You wouldn't believe how difficult it is to find a sample resume online that a freelance writer can model. Got to thank you for your information and advice.


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Patty Inglish, MS 4 years ago from North America Author

Hi creativegenius. I hope this one helps you, because I couldn't find one, either, and so wrote one. Let me know what results you have with it in future.


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Michael Durden 3 years ago

This was very useful, thank you. I'm going to reference this as I punch up my own freelance writing resume.


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Patty Inglish, MS 3 years ago from North America Author

Michael, I am happy that it useful to you. Let me know how it works out. :)

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