"How You Can Find Freelance Editing Jobs"

Written by Niall Cinneide

Freelance editing opportunities are out there, you just need to know where and how to look for them. As a matter of fact, there are hundreds of companies that are waiting for you, right now, to fill their job vacancies. Each and every one of them has an exciting opportunity for someone. What are your areas of expertise? What can you do to benefit these companies? Finding freelance editing opportunities is simple when you know what you are looking for, who you are looking for, and where to find them.

Let’s begin with knowing what you are looking for. There are hundreds of jobs available inrepparttar realm of freelance. Editing opportunities can be found in many different avenues. You can work strictly with editing copy for websites, or work with developing and proofreading articles forrepparttar 147855 internet, newspapers, and even books. Knowing which way your career is going is essential. Knowing what you want to do will point you inrepparttar 147856 right direction of who to look for. Employment can come from many sources then. By knowing what you want to do, you can guide your search aroundrepparttar 147857 criteria for these companies. For example, you may be able to look strictly towards companies who deal with marketing or inrepparttar 147858 newspaper business.

How to Keep Growing as a Writer

Written by Arthur Zulu

“Learn as if you were going to live forever. Live as if you were going to die tomorrow.”— Mahatma Gandhi

Do you feel that since you have “arrived” as a writer, you are now a master-know all? Then hearrepparttar American statesman, George Santayana: “The wisest mind has something yet to learn.” The purport of this statement is that you would need to take advantage of other resources to continue growing as a writer. What are they?

Literary Associations

There are so many literary associations aroundrepparttar 147814 world. You will find some in your country. Why don’t you join them? Apart from getting to know authors, you will learn new skills that might help you to grow. Many of such associations run contests and organize excursions for members.

You could find out other literary associations onrepparttar 147815 Internet. For a comprehensive list, go to: http://www.libraries.psu.edu/gateway/referenceshelf/assocdir.htm

Literary Magazines

Subscribe to literary magazines and learnrepparttar 147816 latest things about writing. Check these two sites: http://www.newpages.com/npguides/litmags.htm http://www.allyoucanread.com/index.asp?idCat=139

Book Clubs

You can read great books at a discount by joining book clubs. Check your favorite genre in these sites and join. http://www.bestwebbuys.com/books/bookclubs http://www.booksonline.com

Writing Seminars / Workshops

There can be no better way of honing your skill and meeting published writers than by attending writing seminars and workshops. Visit this web site and book a date withrepparttar 147817 one of your choice. http://writing.shawguides.com

Book Conferences

In addition torepparttar 147818 above, there are special book conferences. You could for instance decide to attend a conference on story telling. You can find a list of all such past and present conferences here: http://www.allconferences.com/Arts

Writing Contests / Prizes

You could take advantage ofrepparttar 147819 several literary contests and submit an essay, a short story, or a book for contest. The best place for new writers is: http://www.theparisreview.com. You can win up to $5,000 here. Also seerepparttar 147820 following site: http://www.newpages.com/literary/contests.htm

Writer’s Resorts

There are writers’ retreat and vacation places all overrepparttar 147821 world. You can learn something new there and even get a chance to write a new title. Search forrepparttar 147822 one nearest you. For example if you live inrepparttar 147823 United States, you can haverepparttar 147824 best of two worlds—learning and having fun—in Greenville, West Virginia. http://www.creeksideresort.net/retreats.html

If you however want to take a swing in lands where travel writers have been, visit: http://www.globaltravelwriters.com/Resorts.html

Writer’s Tools

A lot of research materials—from reference works to translations—are available onrepparttar 147825 Net. You can find them here: http://www.writerswrite.com/

You can also get writing software to write on any topic underrepparttar 147826 sun. Visit this site: http://www.angelfire.com/ny/writesoftware

The Library

Libraries, termed “one ofrepparttar 147827 pillars of civilization” and calledrepparttar 147828 memory of mankind byrepparttar 147829 German poet, Goethe, is of immense benefit torepparttar 147830 writer. So you,repparttar 147831 writer, can’t do withoutrepparttar 147832 library—likerepparttar 147833 lady and her handbag. But do you know whererepparttar 147834 libraries are?

Likely, you have a local or school library. The United States Information Service andrepparttar 147835 British Council—rich sources of reading and research materials forrepparttar 147836 writer—could be available to you. What if none of these is within your reach?

Then you could visitrepparttar 147837 Internet, where many web sites have become virtual libraries. The Internet Public Library, www.ipl.org, is one of them. You can even accessrepparttar 147838 world’s largest libraries online. First onrepparttar 147839 list isrepparttar 147840 United States’ Library of Congress with its 29 million books, 2.7 million audio and video recordings, 12 million photographs, 4.8 million maps, 57 million manuscripts and a daily inclusion of 7,000 items!

The next isrepparttar 147841 British Library in London with 18 million books; followed byrepparttar 147842 Russian State Library in Moscow holding 17 million books, and 632,000 annual collections of daily newspapers; and fourth isrepparttar 147843 National Library of France where you will find 13 million books.

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