What can you tell me about a writer’s resume?
I am somewhat new to applying for freelance writing jobs and your information has been extremely helpful.
One thing that is becoming clear, I need a professional Freelance Writer’s Resume to email, and probably for my website. I have no idea about how to begin to put one together.
My writing experience and samples are somewhat limited in the form of currently published work, be it website publishing or otherwise.
I would love to know just what a writer’s resume should look like, include and not include. What do you suggest?
Thanks so much for all you do.
Hey yourself SA,
I use a what I call a credit list instead of a writer’s resume for my freelance writing – both to email and on my professional website. There I simply list the writing I’ve done, naming the publication, the title of the article or the position I held, etc.
I rarely have a need for a hard copy to send to editors. Instead, I have my own website and enough links to actual samples online to satisfy almost any editor’s desire to see how I write. . If you don’t have your own website you should.
As you’ll see when you look at mine, I’ve grouped my writing into several categories, like books, online, blogging, etc. Don’t be embarrassed if you only have few credits; we all started with none.
In fact, if you don’t have actual credits, consider writing a couple of samples you can post on your website.
When you look at my writing credit list, please don’t be discouraged. I’m getting darn close to old and I’ve been writing most of my adult life. Just look and see what you can use and go for it. You’ll find my writing credits here.
Write well and often,
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