When it comes to hiring a freelance writer or editor, prospective employers aren't as keen to read your resume as you might think. After all, they aren't hiring you (usually!) to write resumes! There are 3 parts to a freelance writing job application: the writer's resume; the cover letter; and the portfolio.
Sure, it's all well and good to paste a few documents into the body of your email application. But does that really do your work any justice?
It's easy to create an online page where employers and publishers can take a look at your previous work. This is a great way to ensure that your pieces look their best! Take a look at some of these professional writing portfolio examples to get a feel for what you should be putting out there:
Sharon Hurley Hall
In my personal - correct, and furry, that is - opinion, Contently and Ebyline offer 2 of the best options for online portfolio creation. These are clean, easy-to-read and very simple to build. As an added bonus, both of these portfolio hosting platforms include possible job opportunities via the host - and both are free to use.
In terms of your portfolio content, always put your best foot forward. Display a range of writing talent, as well as a range of publishers that carry your work. This way, potential employers will be more likely to find the tone and style they want from you, as well as seeing plenty of proof that you are a trustworthy and valuable freelance writer.
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