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Company Name Confidential
Location Telecommute, **
Date Posted 20, Wednesday 2014
Category Copywriter
Listing Type Per Post Fee


Seeking freelance writers with strong academic background and aptitude who speak and write English with native fluency and/or are native English speakers. Write in your area of specialty from your own location. This is a part-time freelance position offering above industry standard page-rate compensation. Our rates start at $12 per 250-word page with higher rates depending on the degree of difficulty, your level of expertise, and the time allowed to complete the project (starting rates for other US or Canadian firms are around $8-10 per 250 word page).

While we welcome applications from persons of all academic backgrounds (social sciences, humanities, science, etc.), we are especially interested in writers with business, finance and/or economic backgrounds and degrees (including PhD candidates) as well as writers with quantitative skills and legal backgrounds. We welcome applications from mature/older writers as well as applications from recent graduates. We are interested in hearing from academic writers who have current or past experience with other academic writing firms, as well as from writers without such experience but who have strong academic backgrounds.

Please be aware that this is a part-time, freelance opportunity, not a full-time position as a statutory employee. It provides the opportunity to work at your own location, on your own schedule, and in an area of your own interest and expertise. This is a great opportunity for stay-at-home Moms and Dads, established freelancers seeking an additional income stream, and qualified individuals looking for supplemental income. While it would be unreasonable to suggest that the position affords "unlimited earning potential", it offers ambitious and hard-working writers earnings flexibility and the potential to earn full-time level income.

Have your own writing/research tools; be able to write upper-division university-level academic essays and reports; have a strong academic background; have access to an academic research library and/or online academic databases (e.g., ESCOB, ProQuest, JSTOR); be able to deliver work as formatted Microsoft Word documents; meet deadlines; be able to produce expertly written, well-referenced and plagiarism free documents; be familiar with standard academic citation styles (MLA, APA, Turabian, Harvard, etc.); have or be able to obtain a PayPal account to receive funds; and have a phone number and permanent email at which you can be reliably reached.

Prior to beginning work, all writers are required to sign a contract which includes work-for-hire and anti-plagiarism provisions. Evidence of plagiarism in any work a writer produces for us is grounds for immediate termination and voiding of the contract. Please do not use this application as an exercise in creative writing. We verify and/or may ask you (in the case of recent graduates or graduate students) to provide verification of your academic credentials (e.g., transcripts, copy of diploma, etc.). We are interested in good academic writers from all backgrounds and ultimately, the quality of writing trumps the impressiveness of your academic pedigree. Applicants who we feel are well-qualified for the position may be asked to submit an additional brief academic writing sample on a topic of our choosing prior to beginning work.

Respond by email to [email protected] Please include in a SINGLE plain text email: 1) a brief cover letter introducing yourself and stating why you are a good candidate for this position; 2) a plain text resume/summary of your experience and educational background/qualifications; and 3) a brief 500-1200 word sample (may be an extract rather than an entire paper) of your original unpublished academic writing (something that shows your research as well as your writing skills). Be sure to include your phone number; we will not respond to applications without phone numbers. Do NOT include attachments; respond exactly as indicated.

We will be reviewing applications and contacting potential writers over the next few weeks (and certainly for at least as long as this advertisement is still visible). Due to the anticipated high volume of responses (based on past experience) we regret that we are unable to respond individually to all applicants. Please understand that our initial review process often takes a week or two, depending upon other business demands. We will attempt to contact (via email and/or phone) the most qualified applicants to arrange a time for a telephone interview. Such interviews are generally scheduled for the afternoons or evenings EDT and can be scheduled on Saturday or Sunday (as well as during the week) if that works with your schedule. We are unable to schedule initial telephone interviews outside of these hours.

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