Thursday, January 24, 2008

My Freelance Writing Gigs

I write because, like breathing and sleeping, it's simply something I need to do. I can't not write.

But now I'm getting paid to write! I am a (clearing my throat) freelance writer. A paid freelance writer!

I'm a contributing writer for a blog called Tuition Tales which is sponsored by a company called Simple Tuition which, appropriately enough, helps college-bound students and their parents explore and apply for college loans. When I told them that I have four kids heading to college and graduate school next year, they kinda couldn't help but sit up and take notice!

I've also applied for a writing gig with Parenting Squad, hoping to focus on the joys and challenges of "raising" (raising... HA!) young adult "kids." I've certainly had my experience in that arena, haven't I? I write about that for free here all the time! So cross your fingers for me on that, OK?

I really should add all this to my resume, shouldn't I? I've actually had quite a few freelance writing gigs since my last full-time employment, but for some reason I don't think of them as resume-worthy because my resume focuses more on my experience as a producer of educational media products and on my program, product and project management skills. But perhaps it's time to revise my resume a bit to include my writing and other freelance work as an integral part of what I do, who I am, and what I love.

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Jen said...

Absolutely. It all presents a picture of who you are. Congrats on the gigs!

Anonymous said...

Good for you! Do what you love and hopefully things will sort themselves out. Start a portfolio immediately with all your writing samples -- paid or not!

Anonymous said...

Woot! Maybe this is the direction you are meant to go in?????

Anonymous said...

Sweetie, that is how careers are built! Go for it.

blackcrag said...

Congratulations on the writing gigs. I'm trying to find me a couple of those.

Any suggestions?

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