The Internet has truly revolutionized the careers of writers worldwide. Now you can work for publishers, corporations, and a whole host of other clients on a truly global scale. Whether you are in the heart of a big city or in a remote mountain village, all you need is an internet connection to run your writing business.
The opportunity is fantastic and such is the writer’s life that you could enjoy. But where do you find the jobs you need to build a full-time writing career?
One way to start is by working on the internet job boards. Also included here and listed separately are resources for business and technical writers, editors, journalists, and translators.
Author Resources – General
Absolute Write – Freelance Writing, Screenwriting, Playwriting, Novel Writing, Nonfiction Writing, Comic Book Writing, Greeting Cards, Poetry, Songwriting. One stop shop
Emily Writes for the Web Emily A. Vander Veer gives professional writers the tools they need to promote, publish, and sell their work on the world’s largest and fastest growing marketplace: the Web.
e-Writer’s Place For writing inspiration, motivation and recipes.
Freelance Writers is a searchable database of writers from all over the world.
Freelance Writing This is the ultimate freelance writing job board.
Freelance Writing Organization – Int’l This site hosts one of the largest link databases for free writing resources in the world! It offers education, daily news, a stationery store, creativity advice, and forums to name a few of the resources. 2,000+ free writing resources in 40+ writing categories
FundsForWriters – A wealth of resources for freelance writers to find paid jobs
Momwriters A community of professional and new writers… who address the unique challenges of writing with children.
National Writer’s Union ‘The only US union for freelance and contract writers.’ We offer contract advice, complaint resolution, health and dental plans, member training, job hotline and networking. See also: Writers Union job hotline
Released! Articles and Resources… by Marcia Yudkin, author of eleven books and hundreds of magazine articles, columnist, public radio commentator, writing coach
Published – The Directory of Independent Writers and Artists. searchable directory of independent writers and artists
SharpWriter grammar. Complete writing resources. Lots of good stuff here, but not geared specifically towards freelancers
Suite101 This is an online community for writers. This isn’t just a great site for work at home resources. You can apply to be an editor and get paid for your work.
Sunoasis Jobs for Writers, Editors and Copywriters job opportunities for writers, journalists, new media types online offline in reporting feature writing review editing freelance editorial content delivery etc… Recent Job Opportunities: Copywriter, Freelance. Monarch Design, a design and advertising agency,
Links to freelance jobs at the Burry Man Writers Center, resources for fiction and nonfiction writers, working professionals and novices
with special support for writing about Scotland
The New Writer – the monthly magazine with the best of fact, fiction and poetry. is aimed at all authors: short story writers, novelists, poets, feature writers, anyone seriously interested in evolving their writing to meet the expectations of today’s editors.
The Writers Home A website for writers, editors and lovers of the written word.
TrAce Online Writing Community trAce connects writers and readers around the world… with a focus on creativity, collaboration and training. Writing for new media, web development
Worldwide Freelance Writer How to sell your writing abroad. Find out where to sell your freelance work. Detailed guidelines for paid writing markets around the world.
WriteCraft Writers Resource Center Companion to the WriteCraft Critique Group – where writers learn the craft.
writejob’s job title. Company. Location. Editor/Editor. Freelancing. Digital Photography Authors…
Writers Unbound Writing Resources, Internet resources on writing, authors, publishing, e-publishing, authors and more. Articles and resources on creative writing.
Writer’s Software SuperCenter Writer’s Software SuperCenter offers software for writing books, articles, novels, and screenplays, including Writer’s Blocks software, StyleWriter editing software, StoryCraft, and more!
Writing World – Moira Allen features writing tips, markets, news, contests and more.
The Writer’s Gazette Writing resource site for freelance and public writers, including articles, job board, contests. Nice comprehensive list of writer job boards.
Business and technical
Copywriter World Freelance writers apply for writing projects like Resume Writing, APA or MLA Style Document Writing, Poems, Sonnets, Research Papers, Business Plans, Your Biography, Free E-Books, Your Business Proposal, Essays, Marketing Plans, Web Content , ghostwriting, ad copy, catalogues… virtually any form of writing.
Freelance Online – a professional online service for freelancers in the publishing and advertising sector. Free for employers; Freelancers pay $15.00/year for membership.
Freelance Success Freelance Success is a community of professional nonfiction writers who subscribe to a newsletter that directs them to high-paying markets and publishers. There is no job board on this page.
Techwriters Employs on-site and off-site technical writers. The pay is excellent but you must have a lot of experience with the subjects
schreibhilfe.com Provides local freelance technical writers for projects such as manuals, guidelines, software documentation and workflow integration.
The Institute of Children’s Literature offered the first writing course, books, and a newsletter for adults interested in learning to write and being published for children and young people.
Manuscript editing fiction and non-fiction; Serving writers, literary agents and publishers since 1976.
Fiction Factor – The online magazine for fiction writers. NEW!
Australian Writer’s Marketplace The essential resource for writing in Australia and New Zealand.
Author Network – Resources for authors including links, articles, monthly columns and ePublishing services.
Canadian Writer’s Journal Canada’s journal for independent writers.
Freelance Spain – the Spanish online resource for editors and journalists.
Freelancer.de offers you the complete guide to self-employment for publishers as an editor or proofreader.
New Zealand Writers Website Writing resources for New Zealand writers
writelinkpro.co.uk WritelinkPRO is the content provider for the UK’s major monthly newsletters and websites. We pay on acceptance for writing articles, fiction, poetry and reviews. We offer free e-book workshops, free travel writing e-books and an exclusive members area.
International Federation of Journalists – The world’s largest organization of journalists, representing around 450,000 members in more than 100 countries.
News Jobs Network Journalism resources and news jobs in the US, Canada and Utah.
UK Links 4 Journalists the most useful sites on the web. This is the section for journalists.
ProZ: Freelance Translators, Translation Services, Agencies, Jobs and Directory…
Writers’ Federation of Nova Scotia Promoting creative writing and the writing profession in Nova Scotia.
Writerfind New Zealand Connecting New Zealand writers to local and global markets.
writer network. We give playwrights the tools they need to build better careers and redefine careers
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