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Best Resume for a Freelance Writer
What is the Resume for the Freelance Writer?
The following effective sample resume represents an individual that is proficient in freelance writing for both
- The Scientific Community and
- The Literary Community.
As you examine this resume specimen line by line, you will likely be able to gather some ideas for your own document.
After you have written your resume for freelance writing, you can submit it online to several websites and to individual company owners and/or their HR departments.
When submitting your resume online, you will either fill in a template with your information, or you will be supplying the resume items in the text-only format. If you submit the document via email, you can send it as your originally formatted document in an attachment.
Requirements of This Resume
Your freelance-writing focused resume must have an effective, clearly understandable format and be filled with pertinent and practical information. It must display good composition skills,and a listing of related jobs, gigs, and/or clients.
Writing samples that do you credit are imperative and should be added along with your resume, in a separate document or set of documents.
My professional advice comes from over two decades of teaching clients from ages 14 though 80 in the art and science of effective resume writing. These individuals have entered a wide range of successful writing careers and some went on to operate their own profitable businesses.
These companies include involvement in health and medical writing, technical writing, curriculum development, and more.
Please do not forget that an effective and 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. Be sure to include your cover letter with all of your resume submissions.
Try Entering a Writing Contest and Submit Your Resume
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!
Street Address ▪ City, State ▪ Zip Code ▪ Phone ▪ Website URL ▪ email address
OBJECTIVE: To bring my personal brand of effective and engaging writing to a larger audience within the scientific and literary community.
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.
American Medical Association
American Psychological Association
National Pain Foundation
Mackinack Magazine: 2006-Present
Write literature reviews, literary and textbook book reviews, and film reviews, research physics articles, and compose poetry.
Antarctic Research Magazine: 2000-2006
Collaborated on a cultural anthropology series about Arctic Peoples.
Crime In New York Journal: 1998 - 2003
Learned investigative reporting and content editing.
PROFESSIONAL AND VOLUNTEER ORGANIZATIONS
American Association of Scientific Writers
New Orleans Reconstruction Group
Novalleuat Mathematicians Community
Society for the Prevention of Child Abuse
University of Michigan: BA, MA: English
Fishman Law School: JD
[Note: make sure to include correct Internet links wherever possible, or attach articles to an email application.]
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