Saturday, August 23, 2008

Writer for hire...

As I plot the next phase of my life as a writer and technological guru, I find myself looking for opportunities to flex my pen. Yes, folks, I'm whoring my blog to pick your brain and pursue freelance writing/contract gigs.

What do I write? Pretty much anything. I've become a techno-talking head in recent years, doling out advice on everything from picking the best cell phone plan to figuring out if Facebook makes sense for your company. I've begun writing for tech media again - see here for earlier post - and I'm looking for more. Tech media, mainstream media, new media, corporate writing...I'm flexible. If your company has a communication need, I can help.

Your turn: Any ideas? Geography isn't a limit: this is the Internet Age, after all. If words need to be strung together, I want to be the one wielding the string. If you'd rather e-mail than comment, find me at carmilevy AT gmail DOT com

(On the assumption that this admittedly unusual form of outreach works, it'll validate my belief that social media like blogs are rapidly evolving beyond their original status as hobbies. Real careers, apparently, are built on 'em. Hopefully mine, too. Thanks in advance for your thoughts and input!)

8 comments:

Awareness said...

need a partner? :)

I had a great conversation last night with a friend of mine whose a writer/novelist. She helped me to see how to proceed with some of my bloggie writing pieces.....how to do the next step draft 2 edit thing. I'm psyched.

But, like you, would very much like to be writing full-time. If I hear of any gig you may be interested in (and I'll put some thought into it............am thinking gov't contract stuff for you......) I will zing you an email.

oh, and i've been a bit clicky happy in a colourful way. I just posted my second round of photos for your theme! colour abounds.

Sarch said...

Carmi you would be excellent at this....Sarch begins "noodling" the idea. Commercial print - what could this do for us? Hmmm....

Hey, if you get five minutes pop over and ride along with me on my first-ever ride video. Would be interested in your thoughts.

Christine said...

I don't have any leads or contacts or ideas. But I do know that you are an excellent writer, and if anyone can make it work I think you can. I wish you the best of luck!

marcia@joyismygoal said...

well I wish you well i have no idea

Surcie said...

I don't have any suggestions, but I know your clients will be happy with your work! Good luck.

~Cathy~ said...

I have no suggestions but I do agree with Christine... you definitely have a talent for writing. I throroughly enjoy reading your blog.

kenju said...

I wish I had some ideas for you, Carmi. The best I can say is write, write, write and submit to magazines, etc. YOu are an excellent writer, so you are bound to be noticed!!

Barb said...

Carmi, I know you will have prospects beating down your door! You are a talented and interesting writer. You are able to put more into a couple of short paragraphs than many take a whole chapter to cover. In other words, your mastery of description evokes excitement, emotions, energy, and anything else you wish to convey --- and your readers get it.

I think I know how you feel about using the blog for this kind of self-promotion. I've had a similar argument with myself about promoting my work on my blog. It has become a place of community and comfort, seeing the "regulars" everyday. But you know what? We have those regulars because they are like friends and are very supportive. So, go for it! I think I just talked myself into it.