Freelance Writing Options

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What are some options for a freelance writer in terms of work?

Freelance Writing Options

There's a wide variety of options if you want to work as a freelance writer. Besides print publications such as books and magazines, freelancers also have the opportunity to do things such as write press releases, do business writing, or even become a content writer for the Web.

  • Business writers: These writers do things such as write copy for catalogs or create brochures and fliers.
  • Technical writers: These writers do things like create manuals for products.
  • Textbook writers: Textbook writers work on books for all levels of school, from elementary to college level.
  • Press release writers: Writers who write press releases also typically write other marketing materials, including position statements, press kits, and other collateral.
  • Content writers: Content writers often write for the internet, including content for websites and articles.
  • Print writers. These writers pen pieces for magazines, newspapers, and books.
  • Medical writers. This type of writer often works for a hospital or medical association.



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