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Company Name Good Catch Publishing
Location Telecommute, **
Date Posted 03, Monday 2012
Category Blogger
Listing Type Per Post Fee


Are you an experienced writer with a passion for personal stories? Do you have a talent for documenting the color and details of a life story in a first-person dramatic narrative format? If so, we need you!

Good Catch Publishing is a rapidly expanding Portland-based Christian publisher seeking three freelance writers to interview and write the stories of real people in our client churches and non-profit organizations. We're looking for motivated self-starters who love people, love writing their stories, and most importantly, LOVE the work of the local church.

Freelance writers work from home from around the nation. Responsibilities include:

- Interviewing storytellers from around the nation via telephone.
- Using those interviews to then write the inspirational, true-life stories of real people who have triumphed over adversity by the power and blood of Jesus Christ.

Applicants should be passionate and outgoing and possess a strong command of the written English language and some familiarity with AP Style. Applicants with degrees in journalism, creative writing, English and communications are preferred. At least one year of professional writing experience is required. (This can include a college newspaper or publication.)

All GCP writers work from home and must have broadband Internet, telephone service (for interviews) and a digital tape recorder to record interviews.

GCP pays writers $150 per completed, approved story. After an approved initial for-hire trial story, writers may take as many stories at one time as they would like. (Some of our writers take up to five stories at one time.) Please note that stories average 3,500 to 7,000 words. We do not pay per word but rather per story. Our fees are non-negotiable. Writers are 1099 employees and work on a freelance basis. Some of our most successful writers started as passionate and talented hobbyists who used writing for GCP as a way to build their portfolios and improve their writing. Our writers have been published in multiple Chicken Soup for the Soul and other inspirational nationally-recognized books.

All qualified applicants should read our current Catch of the Month -- this month's featured story taken from one of our current testimony books: If you can write a story as good as or better than this one, send a cover letter, resume and non-fiction writing sample (one that represents your ability to write a non-fiction dramatic narrative, preferably in first person) to the e-mail address noted above IN THE TEXT of the e-mail (no attachments, please). Applications accepted via e-mail only through 8 a.m. Pacific Time on December 13, 2012. PLEASE DO NOT CALL OR CONTACT OTHER GCP EMPLOYEES ABOUT THIS POSITION. Applications accepted at the above e-mail address ONLY. (Those submitted to other email addresses will not be considered.)

To learn more about Good Catch Publishing, check out the company's Web site at

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