Resumes – Business Plans – Ad Copy – Twitter Posts – Dating Profiles – Press Releases

When I tell people that I’m a full time writer, the first question I usually get asked is: “Are you writing a book?”  When I say no, then they ask what kind of writing I do. My magazine articles, again, are a familiar expectation for a writer, but many of the other kinds of writing work that is available takes people by surprise.Here are some the types of writing that freelancers are doing and sometimes specializing in:

  • Resumes
  • Business Plans
  • Ad copy for marketing firms
  • Press Releases
  • Dating Profiles
  • Twitter and Facebook Posts
  • Technical – Manuals & Specifications
  • Whitepapers
  • Product Reviews
  • Book Reviews
  • Business Blogs
  • Website Content
  • SEO Landing Pages
  • Greeting Cards
  • E-books (instructional, inspirational, fiction)
  • Movie and TV Scripts
  • Journalism
  • Grant Proposals
I probably left a few out, but you get the picture. There is an endless variety of writing opportunities. Some of them require more creative writing skills and others, like technical writing, simply require an attention to detail and a good command of the English language.
In addition to the different ‘types’ of writing available, specialties centered around industry knowledge are also available. Some of the key specialty topics are:
  • Legal
  • Medicine
  • Health & Wellness
  • Finance
  • Small Business & Entrepreneurs
  • Technology
  • History
  • Politics
  • Art
  • Music
  • Construction
  • Gardening
  • Crafts
  • Fashion
  • Automotive
  • Sports
  • Education
  • Psychology

This list could go on and on.

You don’t have to be a novelist to be a freelance writer. There are lots of options.

What you like to write about?

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