We have an ongoing need for English-speaking freelance researchers, writers, and editors to serve a growing base of clients in Canada and the United States.
We are in the business of using Research and Writing to generate sustainable revenue for our clients. We guarantee high quality of delivered content. For our purposes, 'quality' means well-researched, well-referenced, controversial, provocative, unique, and above all - interesting content. The content we deliver is always of good value to our clients' readers.
Attention-grabbing titles with unsubstantiated content disappoint readers and actually lower visitor-to-buyer conversion rates. This is highly evident in webinars, interviews, and other intensely "interactive" genres. For website visitors, quality of content is virtually synonymous with company reputation. Poor content leads to undermined reputation. Needless to say, poor content is particularly threatening for community-dependent social Web 2.0 sites. It can invalidate all investment efforts poured into various channels of social media marketing (blogs, forums, podcasts, RSS, etc.).
Our goal goes beyond attracting readers' attention with catchy titles. We want our readers to register and buy products on our clients' websites. Therefore, our goal is first to transform visitors' initial attention into interest and then build this interest into appreciation and trust.
Research and content creation is required for a broad spectrum of topics, ranging from technical descriptions to advice columns to literary and film criticism to blogs on politics and business matters to academic reference materials and directory listings. You won't get bored!
All work is contractual. Fees vary depending on the level of difficulty of the client industry and your level of expertise.
Who is encouraged to apply
If you are a passionate book worm, compulsive RSS-junkie, hungry graduate student, or any other type with a passion for serious research and writing, we want to hear from you.
Graduate students in Literature and Linguistics are encouraged to apply for Writing and Editing contracts. Foreign-educated professionals are welcome to apply for our Research opportunities.
Data Entry Specialists
This is a piece-of-cake job for most graduate students in Arts, especially at the doctorate level. Conduct research by industry verticals the way you worked on your papers at school, follow a pre-defined document format, don't forget to add colorful graphs and summary tables - and you are done. And no, you don't need an MBA for this. So if you are a doctorate student in any academic discipline, you are most likely already overqualified for what is required of a typical researcher in the business sector.
Our ideal writer is a graduate student in Arts, preferably with teaching background. Experience in the teaching of writing - in any academic discipline - is highly desired. Courses in rhetoric, composition theory and practice are highly desirable. Special training or experience in such areas as publishing, science or technical writing is also desirable but not required. Please don't be discouraged by the prospect of having to deal with technology assignments. In 90% of cases, if you did not understand the value or benefits of a particular technology, it is because you have been reading poorly written materials or listening to people who are unskilled in presenting information to outsiders, in which case all you need is to find better references. A graduate student in Literature or Linguistics at a Canadian or U.S. university will find this job easy, pleasant, and lucrative.
In this role you will often do more than simple editing. For technology projects, you will be "collating" material from various sources, such as PPT presentations, specifications documents and the like. In some cases, you will be working as a stylist, revamping and modifying content, while in other cases all that will be required is a good cleaning. The level of editing will vary depending on each individual project.
If you are an obsessively compulsive type with formal training in grammar, syntax and punctuation, proofreading is for you. But apart from hunting errors and formatting inconsistencies, you will also be looking for terminological inconsistencies, incomplete definitions and everything else that may have escaped the attention of researchers, writers and editors.
Data Entry Specialists
This is a good opportunity for undergraduate college students. Quick, accurate typing and attention to detail is all that's needed. Please note that data entry is not for everyone. People get frustrated easily. Only apply if you are comfortable with this type of a job.
How to apply
If writing is your passion and research is your way of life, then send your resume, a brief cover letter and 1-3 short samples of your work to email@example.com. Unless you feel it is absolutely necessary, refrain from sending term papers or lengthy academic publications. We will be happy to review your work more closely at a later stage. Please also note that we are unable to reply to all applicants. If your profile matches our requirements, we will contact you.