Monday, August 4, 2008

Friday, August 1, 2008

An Article on Freelance Writing

This is a good article for those of you who are interested in freelance writing.

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Curriculum Writing Opportunities

I will start posting curriculum writing opportunities in this blog. Please let me know if you would like to contribute to this new feature. This week, I want to spotlight a couple of opportunities that I find worthy to pursue.


1) California Education and the Environment Initiative is seeking curriculum reviewers and writers.

2) Teachers Network periodically accepts application for its Teachnet Disseminator Grant.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Cold Calling

I often pick up the phone and call various publishers and non-profit organizations to see if they are in need of freelance writers. I have gotten a couple of offers this way. I believe that consistency and persistence help me in this field. Many clients have said to me that if not for me bugging them....

This is a good piece by Deb Ng on Cold Calling in search of freelance writing jobs.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Evolution of a Test Item

This is a very interesting piece for those who write test questions. It talks about the evolution of a test item from first written by the item writer to field test.

http://mdk12.org/instruction/curriculum/hsa/government/evolution.html

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Business Cards

Under the advisement of several job seeking sites for freelance education writers, I decided to print up a stack of business cards from Staples. To avoid conflicts of interest, I do not give them out in school - ever. In order to make these cards work for me though, I include them in the resumes I send out as well as during workshops and conferences - almost anyone relevant outside of school. Aside from sending resumes frequently, I find giving out business cards to be useful in "getting your name out there."

What do you think?