Friday, January 04, 2008

Writers Wanted for Encyclopedia Work

Pay seems a little low to me, but might be good for someone needing a project to get them through the first half of 2008:

Writers Needed -- Literary Biography - Contract (Comp: Per article based on length, roughly equal to $20/hour) (telecommute) : (, a publishing services company, needs world literature writers to assemble hundreds of literary biography articles for an upcoming high-school-level encyclopedia. This is a freelance, contract, work-from-home position. Articles will average 2,000 words and will be drawn largely from existing encyclopedia articles. The writing task involves fitting existing material into a new article rubric; researching and writing new material as necessary; simplifying language to make it appropriate for high school readers. The encyclopedia will include biographies of both ancient and modern writers from around the world. Ideal candidate will have: *educational background in world literature, MA preferred *professional writing experience *ability to meet deadlines without fail Work starts January 21, ends early June. Workload is flexible. Writers may take on multiple articles with deadlines spread out over several months or only a few articles. If interested, please send a resume to No phone calls please. Treat the body of your email as your cover letter and include information about your work and qualifications. Qualified candidates will be contacted via email.


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