Finding Jobs in All the Right Places
Are you a freelance writer or planning on becoming one? There are thousands of websites that will pop up when you search for freelance writing or publishing in search engines, but sad to say, almost ¾ of it are fibs and they just want to extort your money. However, Elance is surely a promising website to drop by if you wish to make a career out of freelance writing. They offer various kinds of jobs for freelance writers. So, how does this website work? If you are familiar with Ebay, then you will understand how it works in just a few seconds. Companies and people who need writers (for personal or business) will post their “projects” on Elance. Registered users can then “bid” for the lowest possible “amount” they can do with the said project. If the client likes your bid, then the project is yours.
Of course, job aggregators are indeed helpful in helping you find a job–but it is only up to you if you will land the job that the job aggregator picked for you. Nevertheless, if you get a call for an interview, oftentimes you get so excited and jittery you forget to ask details. Some company HRs are so cunning they wait for you to ask questions (to start communication). They sometimes just announce to you your interview date and schedule without even giving you the address and the requirements needed to be brought for the interview. Either they assume that you know it, or they wait for you to ask questions. Be alert when taking interview calls and jot down everything the person on the other line says.
If you’re looking for magazines, books, competitions, and online workshops, you are just a click away from finding what you need. If you want to sell your work, take a look into the writer’s market or choose shop if you want to buy instead. There are also helpful tips about getting published, writing better works, how to be more creative and other things you must know. You could also participate with other people in the community area. You could also visit blogs and take a look at the video/audio section and writer’s resources.
If you want to be a commissioning editor, you must have a degree even though it isn’t necessary for you to be an English graduate. You must have good verbal and written communication skills. Also, you must have experience in journalism, copywriting, editing, publishing or media sales. For some jobs, you must have an MA in publishing or specialize on a subject matter or language. If you want to impress your employer, show that you have the qualities of a good employee like creativity, enthusiasm, adaptability, ability to work well even when under pressure and discipline to meet deadlines. If you have all these and you present yourself well during the interview, you can expect to become the next commissioning editor on your chosen place of work.
Commissioning editors manage lists that are concerned with a specific area like a subject or a book. Their job includes planning and monitoring projects, identifying and talking with authors, production and marketing staff, supervising the editorial staff’s work; dealing with budget and strategy; issuing contracts, attending book fairs; making book lists, studying books and book lists; reading, evaluating and commissioning titles; researching on the market; contributing to sales; writing reports. They usually begin as junior editorial assistants and they may work for commercial or academic publishers. They may also do freelance work once they have gained adequate skills and experience.
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