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Penmanship Episode 25: Luke Williams (June 2016)

Penmanship Episode 25: Luke Williams (June 2016)

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Description: Episode 25 of Penmanship, a podcast about Australian writing culture hosted by Andrew McMillen.

Luke Williams is an author and freelance journalist.

I first became aware of his writing when The Saturday Paper published his feature story, ‘Life As A Crystal Meth Addict’, in August 2014. In that story, he wrote about his decision to investigate the issue of crystal methamphetamine abuse by moving into a sharehouse with a couple of addicts, but it wasn’t long before the writer became addicted to the drug, too. It was an eye-opening article for which he later became a finalist in the feature writing category at the Walkley Awards that same year. I emailed Luke after I read that initial story, and we’ve been in sporadic contact since, as we’re both freelance journalists with an interest in writing honestly about drug use.

That story in The Saturday Paper led to a book deal with Scribe, and the result was published in May 2016. Entitled ‘The Ice Age: A Journey Into Crystal-Meth Addiction’, it’s a lengthy and detailed exploration of the drug’s surge in popularity from both a personal and journalistic perspective. When I reviewed the book for The Weekend Australian, I wrote that it offers something that has never before been attempted by an Australian author, and I described it as “a ­remarkable, original and compelling journey”. When he visited Brisbane in early May for an event at Avid Reader bookstore, I launched ‘The Ice Age’ for Luke before a highly engaged audience, who appreciated the rare chance to speak openly about the realities of crystal meth use and abuse.

In the afternoon before the book launch, I met with Luke at his hotel room in inner Brisbane. Our conversation touches on how he went about pursuing a book deal immediately after the publication of that story for The Saturday Paper; how he pitched to his drug-addicted housemates the fact that he planned to write a book about their lives; how he approached the tricky task of writing about his drug-induced psychosis; how he became a reporter for Triple J’s current affairs program, Hack; and why he now prefers to work as a freelance writer while living in south-east Asia, rather than in Australia.

Luke Williams is an Australian journalist and author. He has previously worked as a reporter and broadcaster at ABC Radio. His written work has been published in The Sydney Morning Herald, The Saturday Paper, Brisbane Times, Crikey, The Global Mail, The Weekend Australian and Eureka Street. In 2013 he was nominated for a Human Rights Media Award for a long-form investigative piece in The Global Mail, and in 2014 his article on ice addiction, ‘Life as a Crystal Meth Addict’, was a finalist in the Walkley Awards for Excellence in Journalism. His book ‘The Ice Age: A Journey Into Crystal-Meth Addiction’ was published in May 2016 by Scribe.

Luke Williams on Twitter: @LukeWilliamsj
Penmanship on Twitter: @PenmanshipAU
Andrew McMillen on Twitter: @Andrew_McMillen

Show notes: http://penmanshippodcast.com/episode-25-luke-williams/

The theme song for Penmanship is ‘Eternally Yours‘ by Australian band Laughing Clowns, used with permission of band leader and songwriter Ed Kuepper. I recommend purchasing ‘Cruel, But Fair – The Complete Clowns Recordings’ via iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/au/album/cruel-but-fair-complete-clowns/id129575674

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Freelance Writer for Blog Articles – Freelance Writing Jobs

Freelance Writer for Blog Articles – Freelance Writing Jobs

Budget & Pricing:

The form below will ask you for standard pricing for writing a 450-word blog article, which allows us to better understand your cost range. You will have an opportunity to clarify your level of effort for this blog article example if we work together. Usually, when we work with a freelance writer, we try to keep a fixed cost structure for blog articles of a similar length and level of effort.

Portfolio:

Please remember to submit a relevant portfolio example, preferably a space specific to the tech space: IT, enterprise technology, Internet of Things, cloud, data, VoIP, management, SaaS, CIO/CTO strategy, or other high tech subjects. Real estate is another possible category in the non-tech space.

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Freelance Writer job – Project Female Next, Inc – Morgantown, WV

Freelance Writer job – Project Female Next, Inc – Morgantown, WV

Freelance Writer

Project Female Next, Inc

Morgantown, WV

Contract

Job Summary

Project Female Next is an open-minded, nonpartisan, media nonprofit organization established to provide a safe space for women and girls to connect, share their experiences and empower one another to overcome social, emotional, physical, and academic difficulties; to promote healthy, responsible behavior that allows them to grow socially, emotionally, physically, and spiritually.

Looking for Freelance Writers who are passionate about writing. Beginner writers are encouraged to apply.

Subjects to include: Building confidence, domestic and dating violence, Healthy lifestyles, sexual assault, healthy relationships, careers and leadership, eating disorders, and social and cultural awareness.

Writers will be required to submit at least three (3) pieces per month.

Requirements

  • Motivated and deadline-driven
  • Committed to creating original and engaging content for the web
  • Possesses strong communication skills
  • Highly proficient at research through authoritative and up-to-date sources
  • Displays exceptional attention to detail
  • Able to think critically about writing “voice” to relate to a target audience
  • Responsive to management through email, text, and phone, in regard to project assignment and deadlines

Please include a resume, short bio, send a list of topics that interest you and sample writings.

Job Type: Contract

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Children’s Book Writer Needed – Freelance Children’s Book Writing Job

Children’s Book Writer Needed – Freelance Children’s Book Writing Job

Looking to have my ideas realized. Children’s book for age 6 under 1000 words. True event’s setting in rural community and farm have about 7 main event’s and about 4-5 characters. I have the ideas and how I think it should look but need someone to put it all together so it works and reads well for the age group.

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Penmanship Episode 38: Marcus Teague (June 2017)

Penmanship Episode 38: Marcus Teague (June 2017)

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Description: Episode 38 of Penmanship, a podcast about Australian writing culture hosted by Andrew McMillen.

Marcus Teague is an editor, freelance writer, songwriter and musician.

His contribution to Australian music journalism during the last decade has been significant. After co-founding a magazine and website devoted to independent music named Mess+Noise, Marcus went on to work as music editor at The Vine for six years from 2008. Under his editorial guidance, this pop culture-centric website became one of the most popular and respected outlets for music writing in the country. It also provided a regular home for thoughtful, longform journalism and criticism for many freelance writers, myself included. Writing for Marcus at The Vine was an incredibly important aspect of my development as a journalist and music critic, and I have many fond memories of my time writing for the site for four years from 2010.

Since he left The Vine in 2014, Marcus has freelanced for the likes of Rolling Stone and Guardian Australia, while copywriting and working on artist bios on the side, in addition to his day job as commercial editor at Broadsheet. One evening in April, I met Marcus at a studio in Fitzroy, and our conversation touches on why he thinks suspicion is an essential character trait for music journalists; how he developed resilience as a fledgling musician who dreamed of making it in Melbourne; how he started writing songs in tandem with publishing a magazine that was a precursor to Mess+Noise; why he now finds it harder to write songs as he becomes more invested in journalism, and what happened when the drummer of Metallica read a concert review on The Vine and decided to give Marcus a call.

Marcus Teague is an editor, freelance writer, songwriter and musician based in Melbourne. He formed the band Deloris in the late 1990s, and wrote and recorded four albums until the band split in 2008. While in Deloris, he began writing about Australian music, first in the self-made, small-run zine Poolside with friend and bandmate Leigh Lambert, then as co-founder of magazine and website Mess+Noise. In 2008, Marcus was hired as full-time Music Editor for new website The Vine, a pop-culture offshoot of Fairfax Digital. Writing daily about music, it was there many of his formative experiences as a music journalist occurred: covering CMJ in New York, becoming a panelist and guest on the likes of Bigsound, triple j, and Face the Music, filing reviews for The Age and The Sydney Morning Herald, and being asked to tour with Metallica after the band read Marcus’s review of their live show. After leaving The Vine in 2014 Marcus freelanced, becoming a regular contributor to Rolling Stone and Guardian Australia, among others. He also began a sideline in writing copy for music industry clients and artist bios. Marcus is currently the Commercial Editor for Broadsheet, and continues to freelance as a music writer. He also writes and releases music under the solo moniker of Single Twin, as well as in the band Near Myth, whose debut album, ‘Idiot Mystic’, was released in late 2016.

Marcus Teague on Twitter: @MarcusTeague
Penmanship on Twitter: @PenmanshipAU
Andrew McMillen on Twitter: @Andrew_McMillen

Show notes: http://penmanshippodcast.com/episode-38-marcus-teague/

The theme song for Penmanship is ‘Eternally Yours‘ by Australian band Laughing Clowns, used with permission of band leader and songwriter Ed Kuepper. I recommend purchasing ‘Cruel, But Fair – The Complete Clowns Recordings’ via iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/au/album/cruel-but-fair-complete-clowns/id129575674

Keywords: freelance writing

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Penmanship Episode 36: John Clarke (April 2017)

Penmanship Episode 36: John Clarke (April 2017)

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Description: Episode 36 of Penmanship, a podcast about Australian writing culture hosted by Andrew McMillen.

John Clarke was a freelance writer, performer and author.

John died suddenly on Sunday, 9 April 2017, aged 68. I had spoken to him a few days beforehand, and we had made plans to record a conversation for this podcast while I was visiting Melbourne that weekend. Since that cannot happen, I am bringing you a special episode based on a day that I spent with John in November 2014, when I was reporting a story for The Weekend Australian Review about the creative process behind ‘Clarke & Dawe’, the weekly political satire program that John wrote and performed alongside longtime collaborator Bryan Dawe. As I wrote in my article, ‘Clarke & Dawe’ was more often than not among the week’s sharpest commentary on up-to-the-minute matters relating to Australian politics and public life. Together, the two performers sought to make us laugh while also making us think.

This was a dream assignment for me, as it involved spending a day in John’s company as he wrote a couple of scripts, met with Bryan to film the program at an ABC television studio, and supervised the final edits of a two-and-a-half minute program that would be broadcast around Australia the following evening. In between these tasks, there was plenty of time for conversation; at no point did John seem rushed, and he had a kind word and a wry joke for everyone he crossed paths with. This episode consists of excerpts from some of the writing-related discussions he and I had that day, as well as a few amusing asides. I’d also encourage you to read my article for The Weekend Australian Review, which is called ‘In The Line of Political Satire’. I put a lot of effort into the writing and rhythm of this piece because I knew John would read it, and that man rarely wasted a word.

Our first conversation that day took place in a Fitzroy cafe on Wednesday, 12 November 2014. My recording device was a small digital recorder placed on the table between us, or held in my hand as I wrote in my notebook while on the move. The audio wasn’t captured with this podcast in mind, as Penmanship did not exist at the time. The recording at this first location has the most ambient noise, so you’ll hear a bit of the coffee machine in action, as well as some other voices in the background. Please bear with me, as the audio quality does improve throughout this episode, as we move to quieter locations. There is about 20 minutes of audio in this cafe section, cut into four segments. Some of the cuts are quite abrupt, but I’ll briefly introduce each section to give some context throughout the episode.

CLARKE, John, Dip Lid, PhD in Cattle (Oxen). Advisor and comforter to various governments. Born 1948. Educ. subsequently. Travelled extensively throughout Holy Lands, then left New Zealand for Europe. Stationed in London 1971-73. Escaped (decorated). Rejoined unit. Arrived Australia 1977. Held positions with ABC radio (Sckd), ABC Television (Dfnct), Various newspapers (Dcd), and Aust Film Industry (Fkd). Currently a freelance expert specialising in matters of a general character. Recreations: Whistling. Address: C/– the people next door. Or just pop it inside the door of the fusebox. Should be back Friday. Died 2017.

Penmanship on Twitter: @PenmanshipAU
Andrew McMillen on Twitter: @Andrew_McMillen

Show notes: http://penmanshippodcast.com/episode-36-john-clarke/

The theme song for Penmanship is ‘Eternally Yours‘ by Australian band Laughing Clowns, used with permission of band leader and songwriter Ed Kuepper. I recommend purchasing ‘Cruel, But Fair – The Complete Clowns Recordings’ via iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/au/album/cruel-but-fair-complete-clowns/id129575674

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Looking For A UX Content Writer And Proofreader

Looking For A UX Content Writer And Proofreader

We need a creative, hard-working writing professional who can apply their writing talents, especially blog writing, as part of our content marketing efforts. The content writer will be responsible for conceptualizing and crafting long-from content that will build the Mockplus brand and help the marketing team achieve sales goals. Our ideal candidate is someone with a strong background in writing, communication and content marketing with a solid understanding of SEO principles and best practices. Also, the ability to review content of website, software and tutorials for grammar, style and brand will be a big plus.

Summary of Position:
– Research, Write & Draft SEO-ready content for company blogs.
– Correct grammatical or compositional errors in original copy.
– Proofread, review and edit documents for accurate web content.
– Validates the accuracy of changes to all documentations related to software.

Skills and Requirements:
– 2+ years of content writing and proofreading experience.
– Experience producing content for blogs and websites as well as with channel-specific content (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.).
– Sharp attention to detail for grammar, spelling, and punctuation and adherence to brand guidelines.
– Experience with SEO-rich copy-writing, blogging, editing, content strategy, advertising and branding.

Preferred Experience:
– Able to meet tight deadlines and work well under pressure.
– Able to have an excellent command of the English/Japanese language (writing skills & verbal).
– Able to know well about UX/UI Design industry a plus.

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Political Article Writer Needed – Freelance Article Writing Job

Political Article Writer Needed – Freelance Article Writing Job

I am in need of a versatile, experienced article writer versed in the writing of Political Articles.

I have a set of Political articles to be written between the word count of 450-500words.

The Political articles are Five spanning the Political History of Five countries namely The United States, Canada, Great Britain, Australia and Nazi Germany.

Applicants should have experience writing on a wide range of articles.

Note—Articles must be written 100 Percent by you as I would not condone plagiarism of any sort.

Payment is $500 for these set of articles

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Blog Writer – Freelance Writing Jobs

Blog Writer – Freelance Writing Jobs

Position Summary

WorkLab Innovations, LLC is a non profit, and is looking for a savvy content writer to help us with building thought-leadership as we scale out work across the Country. The content should drive us toward our goal to accelerate employer investments in front-line workers. The work will begin with our website’s blog, and if proven impactful, we will engage you in other projects like website content, white paper content, and marketing. To start, we need at least one blog a week to be directed to our WorkLab Innovations members and potential members.

Requirements

The writing should get our current members more engaged in the process to replicate our model across the United States, should ignite philanthropy to seek to learn more about us, and keep readers motivated to join at least at our Trade Membership level. Initially, this is the main criteria.

We’re seeking writers who understand talent-management strategies, are Human Resource strategists, and who have ample experience understanding how to best optimize SEO in their content/writing. We will rely on your expertise in all three of these proficiencies. This initiative is a new concept for the world of work and talent management, so we need easy-to-understand writing that gets our point across and consistently builds understanding of WorkLab’s services. We want to make sure the content sheds light on both the social and business aspects of investing in front-line workers; and can continually make the case for “people and profit.”

We have a cache of stories, articles and data from which to build content, and we’re looking for someone to sweep in and quickly understand how to prioritize the content, leverage our current staff and national partners to write the blog, and positively represent WorkLab when gathering content.

We are willing to pay more for professionals who hit all our requirements. To submit a proposal, please tell us a little bit about your writing services plus one paragraph statement about the benefits of diversity in the workplace. Please provide at least three relevant writing samples. We need to fill this role quickly and are asking for proposals by Dec 20th to be considered. We will contact the top three freelancers to schedule interviews shortly thereafter.

Submit to [email protected] By January 5 COB MST.

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