Tuesday, May 10, 2005

Freelance Job of the Day

Write for Online Business Law Course, up to $2000 compensation: An introduction to contract, termination and breach of contracts, and the application of legal principles to such areas as corporations, agencies, partnerships and bailment's. The course, being developed for students in an US college, will have a base text book as reference and the lectures would only capture the real time experience of experts to provide students with the necessary skills/competencies required on the job. We would like the Subject Matter Expert (SME) to author content for the course with our team of instructional and graphic designers. The typical phases in the life cycle of the project (which spans over 4-6 weeks) are Syllabus, Course Design Map (CDM), Lecture authoring; Facilitator Notes, and final course read thru. Please send resume for validation. Compensation: Up to USD $2000 for the right candidate. Time Available: Max Two Months starting NOW! kaushikg@niit.com
(posted 5/9/05)

Quote for Tuesday

I love being a writer. What I can't stand is the paperwork.

-Peter De Vries

New Web site to debut

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There will be no additional charge to access this site – it will be part of your existing subscription. Details on its debut and how you can access it will be forthcoming.

Monday, May 09, 2005

Freelance Job of the Day

Newspaper columnist (Bay Area, Calif.): Tom Friedman does it twice a week. Jon Carroll does it five times a week. Think you can handle it once a month? We need someone who can pound out crisp, colorful first-person columns about Jewish life in the Bay Area. We like them funny, touching, insightful and inciting. And definitely Jewish. To qualify, you must have professional experience and clips that show you’ve been published in magazines or newspapers. You must live in Northern California. It’s helpful to have Jewish knowledge and/or a passion about covering the Jewish community. We can't pay a lot, but we'll give you great exposure at the very front of our weekly publication. If you write the kind of column that we want, our Jewish readers will be talking about it all week. Please send an e-mail to j. the Jewish news weekly of Northern California that includes: 1. Four to six clips or samples of column-type material. 2. A resume. 3. A cover letter that tells why you’d love writing for a Jewish publication and what your Jewish knowledge is. Send these items to: jobs@jweekly.com
(Posted 5/6/05)

Quote for Monday

The wastepaper basket is the writer's best friend.

-Isaac B. Singer

Thursday, May 05, 2005

Freelance Job of the Day

Editor-In-Chief for new magazine: Editor-In-Chief Needed for NEW Magazine! Are you a stay-at-home mom whose kids are now in school and you are thinking you’d love to get back into your editorial career? Would you like to work from home with a dynamic team that understands exactly how you feel about work vs. family? Then we’re looking for you! Our new national magazine for stay-at-home moms is on the horizon. We need an Editor-in-Chief with the experience, leadership, vision, and—most of all—passion to help us design, mold, and launch this exciting new publication. Five years of magazine experience is required, including AT LEAST one year of experience in a senior-level editorial position. Send us your resume (don’t worry if there’s a gap from being at home with the kids) and let us know if this sounds like a good fit for you. Job Code: EIC05-CLSF Contact: Kristie Zamboanga kristie@girlfriendmediagroup.com
(Posted 5/4/05)

Quote for Thursday

Writing is the hardest work in the world. I have been a bricklayer and a truck driver, and I tell you – as if you haven't been told a million times already – that writing is harder. Lonelier. And nobler and more enriching.

- Harlan Ellison

Wednesday, May 04, 2005

Freelance Job of the Day

Web writer for law firm, $15/hour (Nashville): bartlawoffice@yahoo.com The Law Office of Bart Durham in Nashville needs someone to fill the position of webmaster. This is a writing and composing job. You do not need formal coding experience. The ability to write is a must. You must have excellent English skills. A college degree in English is desirable, but masters level is preferred. A high IQ is a must. You will help maintain content on our web site (www.bartdurham.com), post news about the office as it is reported in local media, and do website maintenance (checking links etc). You don't need to know anything about the internet to do this job as we have a company (West Publishing Company and their Findlaw division) that does that for us. We tell them what changes we want and they execute them. You will report to Pam Wheeler, our media director, and Bart. They will give you a broad outline of what they want and you will translate that into web copy. We believe the internet will be as important as television in communicating to the general public. Our commercials drive viewers to the web site but frankly the web site is the neglected part of our marketing. It is mediocre now compared to what we want it to be. You can help us make that change. We have produced a thirty minute TV movie called "Coach Foster Fights Back" that is online only at www.richcassidy.com/coach This is will shown on Nashville TV as paid programming. It will be first broken into fifteen one minute segments to air late summer. We are completing the filming on this for the next week. The movie is about a trucker injured in an accident and features Bart and Blair as the attorneys. It is hoped it will create a favorable buzz and humanize us to the public. More movies are planned in the next few years depending on the success of this one. The web site for this short movie is at http://admin.bartdurham2.lawoffice.com/CM/Prototype/home_3-3.htm The web site is still raw and will need a lot of work to integrate it with the office web site. The job requires the ability to work with our staff to make the internet a bigger part of our overall PR program. It is a part time job that it is hoped will develop into a full time job depending on performace.
(Posted 5/3/05)

Quote for Wednesday

Writing is turning one's worst moments into money.

- J. P. Donleavy