Today's post can be found at BloggingTips.com. Lately, the presidential race has had me in a boil (from Obama's speech to Rev Wright's YouTube video to the remark made by Geraldine Ferraro) .
I've wanted to go "off topic" on this blog, since it's my personal space, so to speak. But then I remembered, it's not appropriate here. So, I thought, when is it appropriate to go off topic on your blog? Is it ever appropriate? Read Should You Go “Off Topic” On Your Blog? here.
And, I did find an outlet for my political rant. You can read that here if you're interested (otherwise, I was gonna bust something!). Don't forget to check out the job listings below.
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Today's Freelance Writing Jobs / SEO Writing Jobs
Freelance Academic or Business Researcher/Writer -- Description: Are you an Academic or Business researcher/writer with extensive experience in Human Resources and/or Training and Development? Can you deliver 100% original content? Can you guarantee that your content will pass Copyscape and other content filters?
We are seeking an experienced researcher/writer to produce a 130 page book, Guide to Training and Retaining Employees with ADHD. Extensive experience in Human Resources and/or Training and Development is preferred. Candidates must be able to conduct research on effective strategies for retaining employees and ADHD to provide guidelines for Human Resource and Training and Development professionals. Knowledge of the language used by Human Resources and Training and Development professionals is essential.
Role and Responsibilities: Conduct research to on the following important topics: Review the literature on Adult ADHD; Review the literature on effective strategies for training adults with ADHD; Review the literature to determine the how American corporations can profit by retaining employees with ADHD; Review the literature on effective strategies for retaining adults with ADHD; Interview adults with ADHD who are surviving in the Workplace; Interview Psychologists who work with adults who have ADHD; and Interview Human Resource Professionals whose goal it is to support and retain employees with ADHD.
Produce a detailed outline for the content of the book: Conceptualize and write 100% original content for a broad audience; that is guaranteed to pass Copyscape and other content filters.
Qualifications: Bachelors degree required, Human Resources related degree preferred; A minimum or five years experience in Human Resources or Training and Development; A minimum of five years writing experience, preferably covering Human; Resources and/or Training and Development topics; Outstanding writing, editing, and grammar skills, with a commitment to accuracy; tone, and consistency in language that is familiar to Human Resource and Training and Development professionals; Strong research skills; Strong interviewing skills and the ability to elicit key information are essential; Strong editing, proofreading, and writing skills; Solid understanding of the fundamentals and ethics of writing; Strong understanding of AP style; Attention to detail.
Prefer an ability to frame retaining employees with ADHD under the lens of retaining all employees to create a highly productive organization; adaptability and flexibility.
To Apply: Interested candidates should email all of the following materials: CV or Resume Cover Letter; Five writing samples that represents your ability to convey concepts to Human Resource Professionals; Applications without writing samples will not be considered. E-mail your submission to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Content Writer: Good one to get your credentials on file with; they may call months later in a pinch.
Business Writer: A couple of months ago, I landed a news writing gig by sending in my credentials to an ad just like this.
Marketing Staff Writer: Whenever I see an ad like this I salivate b/c they have so much going on, that there’s going to come a time when they need freelancers. So apply!)
Managing Editor: Another good one to get your credentials on file with b/c they have so much going on.
Copywriter: Even though this is with an agency, it’s always good to have your credentials on file with a few (5 to 10). When a recruiter is looking for talent in a hurry, trust me, they call the ones they have on file.
Freelance Writing Jobs from the Public Request Section of Constant-Content.com (Read more about this here.
Title: The New World of the Video DJ
Description: Need an article for a Houston area DJ service specializing in Video DJ\'ing. The article should stress the importance of a DJ with the right equipment and not someone with simply a DVD player and video projector. The new era of Video DJ\'ing is sure to bring new life into the world of the disc jockey. You can use www.scratchlive.net and www.virtualDJ.com as references for top quality software supporting Video.
Article amount: 1
Content length: 300-400
Subjects: Video Disc Jockey, Advanced video software capable of manipulating video in real-time much like current audio MP3 based systems, quality equipment (from the projector, to the screens, to the software, and finally the sound system), legal music sources (like www.promoonly.com). The article should also entice the reader to think about what their next event (ie wedding, party, or corporate event) might be like with a Video DJ.
Notes: The article will be promoting the use of Video by a Houston area DJ service. For more information visit http://www.retrodjtogo.com/
Title: How to Throw the Ultimate DISCO Party
Description: I need an article that will serve as a how to for throwing an incredible disco party. The article should stress the importance of the DJ as this is for a disc jockey company in Houston, Texas who specializes in classic 70\'s and 80\'s parties.
Article amount: 1
Content length: 200-300
Subjects: Disc Jockey, Disco, Saturday Night Fever, Disco Ball, 70\'s Party, Soul Train, Lighted Dance Floors, disco music, disco theme party
Notes: Again the article should stress the importance of getting the right DJ for the event and that playing disco music on your IPOD is not enough!