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Freelance Writing Series: A Day in the Life of ...
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What's this series about? Enlightenment! Perhaps you're considering becoming a freelance illustrator or proofreader at a trade company. 

Wouldn't you like to know what it's really like  day in and day out? Well, now you will! This series profiles a day in the life of editorial and creative professionals.

All profiles are original, first-hand accounts. We hope you find this information useful as you go about deciding on a career path or are just curious about the jobs of other editorial professionals.

Published Accounts
A Day in the Life of … A Production Editor in Uganda

A Day in the Life of ... A Major City Community Newspaper Editor

A Day in the Life of  … A Production Editor at a Children's Book Publisher

A Day in the Life of … A Professional Illustrator

A Day in the Life of … A Freelance Writer

Y. Black, Publisher

Guidelines for Contributing:
If you are a creative professional (eg, writer, copy editor, proofreader, etc.), we'd like to know what an average work day is like for you.

You can write about full-time jobs or freelance gigs. Our goal with this series is to highlight what a day performing duties in a given position is really like.

What we look for: Humor, insight and little-known facts about your routine. Please Note: We look for detailed specifics. The reader should come away with a “nugget or two of specific wisdom (not generalities)” on how to go about achieving freelance success. 

If an account is too brief, too general in nature, too lacking in specifics and/or doesn’t address all questions listed above, we will usually decline to publish that submission.

Specifics that should be addressed: 1) Job title; 2) type of company worked/working for; 3) skills required to do the job (go beyond a job description, give us personality traits that would be good to have); 4) daily duties; and 5) salary range. Beyond this, any tidbits you choose to pass along.

Entries that don't address all 5 points will not be considered.

Length: Can be as in-depth as you like (as long as the five points outlined are addressed). In general, the more detailed, the better.

Resource Box: Feel free to include a generous resource box advertising your product/service at the end of the submission. Also, feel free to include a photo and your website URL.

Rights: We ask for first, exclusive rights for 90 days. Must be original; no reprints please. By submitting, you accept and agree to these terms.

NOTE: If you do not freelance full-time, please do not submit, as we are only interested in submissions from those who make their living completely from freelancing.

Pay: $25 – if we publish your submission. We pay via PayPal, so you must be able to accept payment via this method. We pay on the day we publish and respond to all entries within one week, even if we decline to publish it.

Copyright Notice: All copyrights belong to the author. As such, accounts may not be reproduced in any manner whatsoever, in any form, for any reason, without the express, written consent of the author. Violators will be prosecuted.

Yuwanda Black, Publisher

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P.P.S.: Remember, at InkwellEditorial.com and InkwellEditorial.blogspot.com, you'll find everything you need to know about how to start, grow and/or maintain a freelance writing career (eg, writing for the web, blogging, forum posting, seo writing, freelance writing jobs, newsletter writing, article writing, ebooks on freelance writing and more).

Freelance Success Stories: There are freelancers who make very good livings at what they love. Inkwell Editorial's newsletter features these successful professionals who put to rest the phrase, "starving freelancer." Read the first issue here and subscribe to read all previous issues.
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