Monday, September 26, 2005

Freelancing Internationally: From Iceland to Seattle & Back Again

Today's entry is a preview of our upcoming entry in the "On Freelancing Internationally" series. This series features first-hand accounts of what it's like to work with/for international clients. We hope you find them useful -- and inspirational.

EXCERPT (full account will be published on 10/6)

International boundaries and time zones have never meant very much to me, and when I decided to drop out of law school it was to try my hand at living overseas. I moved to Iceland and quickly found a freelance/contract-based writing, copy editing and proofreading job, capitalizing on my skills and English-language expertise (and the dearth of others in the labor market who could fulfill the exacting requirements of such a job).

Through the ups and downs of overseas life, I ended up having to pack up and go home to Seattle on a number of occasions, and by my first return stateside, the manager of the company for whom I worked found my services indispensable and decided to give the international freelance medium a try.

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I have spent the last six months or so compiling a list of freelance writing guidelines. I had hoped to build the list to 1,000, but due to other pressing demands, will not be able to devote the time to it. To date, I have compiled and verified a list 180 contacts.

ONLY 5 DAYS LEFT! This list is free to anyone who orders an Inkwell Editorial e-book during the month of September. It will be sent to you as an attached MS Word file (for ease of opening) after your order has been received. With thanks,Y. Black, ProprietorInkwell Editorial

SAMPLE LISTING: Please note, listings vary, eg, there are guidelines for e-zines, magazines, websites, etc. In short, something for everyone.

COMPANY: Foresight Publishing, Inc.
3717 National Drive, Ste 208
Raleigh, NC 27612
Submission Guidelines:

About: Foresight Publishing offers content driven marketing tools specifically for insurance agents, providing them a simple, low cost method of growing and retaining their businesses. We are always looking for writers with experience in the markets we cover: employee benefits, commercial lines, personal lines, and personal finance. Writers must have current knowledge of at least one of these markets, and must be able to prepare client friendly articles for use in our newsletter publications.

Pay: Based on experience and the quality of your work. Articles will need to be fairly short at 400-600 words each. Offering steady monthly work.

To apply: Please send resume, writing samples, and requirements to No phone calls, please.

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