The Write Styles Transcription Services is an exciting new service. I am so pleased to announce that we have partnered with JLF Transcriptions to meet the needs of a diverse selection of people requiring quick and accurate transcriptions, including professionals, such as medical specialists and lawyers.
We now also transcribe for various other clients that require podcasts, books, media, technical, financial and other general audio, hard copy or video files transcribed.
We have recently started expanding our business to include a wider client base and a handful of hardworking, excellent freelance transcriptionists.
Our rates are very reasonable. We can provide you with transcripts that are as flawless as any transcript could get on a very reasonable timescale. We dedicate our efforts to keeping our clients happy with fast, well researched and accurate work.
We determine our rates per audio or video minute in US Dollars as follows:
For single speaker (non-professional) or one-on-one interviews/conversations, clear audio/professionally produced audio, we charge our base rate of $1 per audio minute for non-urgent files. Non-urgent files have a turnaround time of four or more days. (We do not levy a premium for non-urgent work returned early.)
Two to three days’ turnaround rate is $1.10.
Next day rate is $1.20.
Urgent, same-day rate is $1.50.
For poor quality audio or multiple speakers, we add $0.20 per audio minute to our base rate.
For professional services (medical, financial and legal, for example), we add $0.20 to our base rate.
For research-heavy files (such has historical, arts, technical, industry specific projects) requiring our transcriptionists to spend more than the average time researching, we add $0.20 to our base rate.
Our service is of excellent quality and our dedication, excellent turnaround times and well-researched, accurate transcripts are sure to impress you.
Transcribing is a wonderful alternative career in the writing field, it provides a constant workflow and no two audios are ever the same. I started out on this field about five years, so I still have much to learn. Today I was fortunate enough to interview Jeanne Fick about the pros and cons of beginning a transcription career.
Starting your Transcription Career.
How were you first introduced to transcribing?
When I was 14, I interviewed Mr. Duckett in Darling for a history project, who fought in the Second World War. I transcribed the entire 60-minute tape using an old-school tape recorder… Play, stop, write, rewind, repeat… It took me many, many days to complete.
Many years later, while working at a law firm in Wynberg, Cape Town, as a receptionist, I was given some overflow transcription files to do when the secretaries were overloaded. I was hooked. It was so much better than being a receptionist!
Do you believe that a newcomer to transcribing would be able to make a decent income?
No. Newcomers still have a lot to learn. The transcription environment is very competitive. You have to start right at the bottom with the very poorly-paid jobs just to prove yourself and to build up your skills. Until you are very fast and very accurate, nobody is going to give you good rates. It takes roughly four hours for a good, accurate and fast transcriptionist to turn around an hour of audio accurately. For a beginner at a newcomer’s rate, it will take you at least six hours. The longer hours and poorer rate makes for low-income. Do not give up your day job quite yet.
What would one need in order to make a successful career as a transcriptionist? Are there any outlay costs?
Good ears, good language (written and oral) skills, good typing skills, computer literacy, thinking skills, analytical skills, excellent time management skills and impeccable client management skills.
Yes, there are startup costs. At the very least, you should have these four basic items: A good PC, good headphones, good internet and transcription software. Without these basic items, you won’t be doing any transcription work.
Your PC will be on almost permanently. It will be burning midnight oil right along with you. You need one that is reliable and can handle the hours without getting cranky or crashing, causing you lose your work and/or precious time. Personally, I use a mini PC. It is tiny, silent and never complains. Of course, you wouldn’t be using this for gaming.
Great headphones make all the difference. These need to be noise cancelling, lightweight and durable. They will be on your head and over your ears for many hours at a time. Invest in a set that will remain comfortable for as long as you wear them.
A footswitch, while you can certainly transcribe using the hotkeys, really speeds things up. While they might be rather pricey, they pay for themselves very quickly with speed and ease of use. I consider them an indispensable investment.
You need the best internet provider you can find. Even if you have to pay more for service, again, this will pay for itself when it comes to download speeds. There’s nothing more frustrating than waiting for an urgent file to download for hours while you could already be typing.
Transcription software, while important, is rather down to personal preference. Pick the one that works best for you. There are many out there. Personally, I’m most comfortable with Express Scribe (the paid version… always use the paid versions of any software).
It’s also nice to have (especially in South Africa) a basic backup power system. I have a 1.4KW inverter and a 24v backup battery to keep things going for a while.
Yes, there are startup costs. Frankly, I don’t consider them “costs” as such, but rather infrastructure investment.
Amazon is running some specials on Express Scribe at the moment, however South Africans must please note that they do NOT deliver to SA. 🙁
What would you warn an aspiring transcriptionist against? What pitfalls do you foresee? Can you give an example from your own experience?
NEVER apply for those “work at home”, “easy income from your PC” jobs. They are all scams. There is no such thing as easy money, ever. Prepare yourself for good, hard work and long hours of frustration before things start to really pay off. You need to find clients. Transcription companies that are hiring are a good place to start. You will more than likely have to do a few test files and be rejected a few times before you land a job.
Don’t have only one client. It’s like putting your eggs all in one basket. I worked for a well-known transcription company for a long time and they were my only client. Getting money out of them got increasingly more difficult as time went by. Needless to say, I no longer complete files for them. I had to start almost from scratch again to build up my client base.
Try to get private clients. If you have a medical background, start there and approach doctors, either in person or online. If you have a legal background, try contacting a few small law firms. The same goes for technical and financial, etc.
What has kept you in the field of transcribing all these years? What do you feel is the greatest advantage?
The freedom. I have been a freelance transcriptionist for nearly a decade now. Besides that I love my interesting and diverse job and amazing clients, I also have the time to do almost exactly as I please and enjoy my amazing lifestyle. I can go fishing, traveling, shopping and all sorts of things without having to ask my boss for time off or apply for a day’s leave. I can choose how many hours I work a day and when I work. What hours I take off during the day, I can always put in at night.
You don’t work for a salary. What you put in, you most certainly get out!
What advice would you give newcomers?
Work hard! You will get frustrated, you will struggle, your body will ache after hours of being planted firmly on your seat, but in the end, your efforts will be well rewarded.
Oh, and get exercise, for your ass will expand exponentially!!
I do believe Jeanne to be one of South Africa’s top transcriptionists and I, personally, have learned so much from her during the years. I do however wish she had given the ‘exercise’ advice earlier because I am living proof of what being sat behind a PC day in and day out can do to one’s ‘physique’ 🙂
So great advice from Jeanne Fick, a transcriptionist that really knows her stuff! So if you need any audios transcribed, feel free to contact Jeanne at LinkedIn.
Where to start your Transcription Career?
Here are two websites that are brilliant for aspiring transcriptionists. I, personally, started with them and had no issues with payments other than having to have a PayPal account. There are no startup fees needed, you can start today.
First is Casting Words, they are great for beginners. You can listen to their audios before accepting the job. They also grant you wonderful turnaround times too, so you don’t feel so pressured. (Oh, and you do get an extension if time runs out too 😉 ) They also have a wonderful Facebook Group that offers around the clock support!
Second is Speechpad, they are also brilliant and offer a wide variety of jobs including standard and premium capturing.
They both offer styleguides, so be sure to study them before attempting to accept a job!
What you may also find really useful is a Transcription Crash Course offered by Loretta Oliver. I enjoy her little book as she has put maximum info into a very dynamic quick paced and insightful book. In it you’ll find among more:
Things you need
Things that make life easier
Verbatim vs Cleaned Up Transcribing
General Transcript Formatting
Your First Transcript
Planning Turnaround Times
Finding Jobs and Securing Clients
Your Website…. and much more!!!
Do feel free to contact me with any further questions that you may still have, I would love to assist you with your Transcription Career.
Here are 13 Freelance Opportunities Needing Your Skills to get you off to a fresh start and earning from your writing skills. I have added the payments where they were provided, added links regarding who to contact where provided, submission pages and direct links to read more on the websites too. Good Luck! 🙂
13 Freelance Opportunities Needing Your Skills.
About.com, a top U.S. web property, is looking for experienced online freelance writers who are credible authorities in their fields and capable of conveying information to users in a friendly, enthusiastic, and compelling way.
Those freelancers who are most successful writing for About.com are highly skilled, self-motivated, and experienced web content creators with a deep passion for their topic area and impeccable journalistic integrity. They create original and easy-to-consume articles to meet the diverse needs that arise in readers’ everyday lives; are able to produce content on a regular basis on their own time; and have the entrepreneurial spirit and conviction necessary to build independently upon their expertise and authority. Read More.
2 Comedy Central
We’re looking for smart, talented writers who can literally make us laugh out loud. Could that be you? Do you live for the internet? Are you a Friends addict? Are you funny? Does earning a bit of cash sound like a thing you want to do? If the answer is a resounding yes and you fancy scribbling stuff for ComedyCentral.co.uk like this, this, this and this, we want to hear from you.
We’re after clever, interesting writers who see the funny in everything – from politics to popular culture and pranks. If you’re the sort of person who obsesses over movies and TV shows, couldn’t live without Tumblr, can’t get enough of Reddit, and only communicates via Snapchat, you’re right up our street.
If you think you’ve got what we’re looking for, send your CV and three recent examples of your writing to email@example.com with the subject line: ‘Comedy Central Freelance Digital Writer.’ If we like what you do, you’ll hear from us. Apply or Read More.
13 Freelance Opportunities Needing Your Skills
3 Content Remarketing
We are one of largest content writing and marketing firm catering to the clientele in the US/UK. We have been writing 100% unique SEO friendly articles, blogs, PRs for our clients. At present we want to outsource bulk work, which will include writing SEO friendly articles
We will send you a keyword on which you have to write an article along with the URL of the website (if necessary) Apply Here or Read More.
If you’re reading this hopefully you already know what we’re about. If you don’t, check out the quick rundown my co-editor Dante Douglas wrote. Otherwise, I’m here to clarify what we’re looking for from our writers and the nitty gritty of publishing and payment.
We’re a publication that puts lesser known voices first. This means people of marginalized identities, and younger writers who maybe have less experience. If you know any promising writers feel free to let them know about us as well, and if they’re comfortable with it let us know so we can get in touch with them.
We don’t do news, writing focused on the games industry, or smaller articles that you might find on a typical games site. If you want to do top ten lists or write about why pre-orders are bad for the industry there are other places for that.
Articles should be personal and subjective. They can be stories about games, critical analysis, or writing that contextualizes games within other media or larger society. More than anything it should be about a subject that you care about personally, and can show others why they should as well. Pitch Here or Read More.
5 Five Thirty Eight
The personal finance columnist will write a regular feature on topics such as saving, investing, managing debt and paying for college (schedule and frequency to be determined). We’re looking for someone who can think creatively about what a personal finance column can be; we don’t want every column to be a twist on, “Invest in low-fee index funds.” This column will target a broad audience, so an ability to connect with readers who aren’t directly affected by the subject being discussed is essential. This is a freelance, not a staff, position. Apply or Read More.
6 Freedom Crossroads
The Freedom Crossroads Team is a group of talented writers and editors dedicated to providing our readers with relevant news and insightful opinion from the world of faith and politics. If you’re passionate about issues of faith, politics, and culture, consider joining our team!
We’re looking for people who want to write about faith, politics, and culture – and how those worlds collide. A lot of conservative news sites cover everything. Freedom Crossroads is different. We cater to a faith-based audience, and we focus on specific issues. If you want a better idea of what we cover, feel free to look around the site. Ask Conrad, Apply or Read More.
7 Greene Street
Greene Street Communications (GSC) is a rapidly growing firm and we are always searching for qualified professionals. We provide a great work environment and we give you the necessary room to spread your creative wings. If you have what it takes to get the job done, send us your resume and any relevant samples to firstname.lastname@example.org. See Twitter Ad or Read more.
We’re thrilled to announce our latest HerStories Project addition: a new column called HerStories Voices. Here we’ll publish two essays per month. We’re looking for the kind of writing that moves us, amazes us, and makes us wish that we had written it ourselves. As always, we want to highlight the best of women’s voices and show the uniqueness and commonalities of women’s experiences.
We are continuing with our monthly themes this year. Our September theme is FRIENDSHIP, stay tuned for the rest of our fall themes!
Email your essay in the body to email@example.com. No attachments, please. Include a short bio and your social media links. Read More or Submit.
9 International Center For Journalists
ICFJ is seeking short-term consultants for its “Meeting the Challenge: Strengthening societies and governance through journalism and citizen engagement” project.
While the media in Latin America play a critical role in exposing corruption and holding government officials accountable, the lack of an enabling environment for press freedom in the region affects the ability of news organizations and citizen journalists to produce high-impact stories on under-reported public interest issues, such as human rights, corruption, transparency and rule of law. Based off a previous, similar project, ICFJ aims to strengthen investigative reporting and transparency in nine target countries in Latin America (Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Paraguay, Ecuador, Venezuela, Colombia, and Panama). Apply or Read More.
Farm Industry News is seeking a Staff Writer to contribute to this agriculture industry’s source for in-depth coverage of technology and trends that shape U.S. agriculture. Its content presents tools row crop producers need to maximize their farm investment with hands-on focus that shares product and tech usage information.
The Staff Writer for Farm Industry News is a key position for creation of relevant content for the brand, which is the leading title covering agricultural technology in the industry.
This position can be home based, but will require solid planning. The right individual is a self-starter with a passion for covering agricultural technology – a fast-paced area of information with high interest to our farmer readers. Apply or Read More.
11 Read Me
We are hiring freelance writers to contribute to our blog! Read Me is a small startup developing our voice in the API and developer tool world. We’re looking for contributors to help us share new ideas, deep-dive explanations, and thought pieces with our community. Apply or Read More.
12 Screen Rant
The editorial team at Valnet Inc. is looking for journalists to contribute list-based articles for ScreenRant.com. As a list-based writer, you should be able to write articles including 10+ list features (1500+ words an article) on an array of topics about the latest entertainment news.
Are you a dynamic and driven writer, who is dedicated to staying up-to-date with the latest viral trends? If so, then you are just what we’re looking for at ScreenRant! As a freelance writer, you will create original, informative and eye-catching articles that our audience is craving to read. Apply or Read More.
13 Seven Atoms
Seven Atoms is a growing digital marketing agency focused on helping technology and Ecommerce companies achieve positive ROI from their marketing campaigns. We are looking for a freelance writer who has an interest in marketing and technology. You must be a seasoned writer and be able to present content in an engaging and simple way. While this is a part-time, contract position. We would like our writers to be able to commit to a 24 hour response time to all correspondence and treat this position with the utmost professionalism and dedication. This is a remote-work position. Apply here or Read More.
13 Freelance Opportunities Needing Your Skills.
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Are your fingers itching to get at that keyboard and earn some cash again? Here are the latest freelance writing jobs, fresh off the internet! Yes, I’ve been surfing the net to bring these 11 New Freelance Writing Jobs straight to your inbox! There is a range of diversity – from DogTV, to luxurious spa treatments, ghost writing and yes, writing for Martha Stewart 🙂 Check them all out and see which suits your passion best ~ Good Luck!
11 New Freelance Writing Jobs
11 New Freelance Writing Jobs
1 Digital Community Journalist (South Africa)
Freelance journalist/content writer required to generate copy for a dynamic digital community newspaper. The position will be for an initial three-month performance based contract.
The journalist will source stories and cover events of interest that will be of relevance and interest to the target audience. The community publication will service the suburb of Morningside and surrounds.
The expectation will be that the journalist will be solely responsible for sourcing and creating appropriate content.
Ideally, they will need to generate 8 articles per week to sustain the publication. Questions contact: LaurentiaO@ince.co.za Read More and Apply Here.
DOGTV, the First TV channel for dogs, is looking for a talented comic writer, to contribute to its ongoing marketing/content written materials. Must be funny. Must have experience in writing for blogs/newsletters/websites. Please send a text to demonstrate your comic abilities, questions or applications: firstname.lastname@example.org Read More
11 New Freelance Writing Jobs
3 Ghostwriter-Coach Needed
A C-level executive is looking for an ongoing relationship with a ghostwriter and/or coach to help her craft better presentations. Audiences include wealthy donors, top executives at foundations, companies, etc.
Budget is likely in the $5,000 to $10,000 range for the remainder of 2016, with the hope that the successful candidate would continue to work in 2017 (with a larger budget). Feel free to craft your proposal to meet the articulated budget. Apply Here.
4 Good Fruit Grower
Good Fruit Grower is looking for exceptional journalists to serve as regular contributors to the magazine from fruit-growing regions in the U.S. and beyond. We want people who can take photos and do in-depth, authoritative reports on technical issues. Experience in horticulture or science writing highly desirable.
The magazine pays competitive freelancer rates. Read More or apply to email@example.com
LCGC is seeking freelance writers for paid assignments, writing and editing editorial content. Must be very knowledgeable about separation science techniques. LCGC welcomes manuscripts that
describe techniques and applications of all forms of chromatography and capillary electrophoresis and that are of immediate interest to users in industry, academia, and government. If interested, email our Editorial Director Laura Bush at firstname.lastname@example.org Read More.
The editorial team is looking for freelance writers to contribute a mix of newsy blog posts, buzzy listicles, and how-to guides. You will have the opportunity to pitch and write stories across several lifestyle topics including party ideas, holidays, crafts and DIY
projects, pets, beauty, home, food, and Martha herself.
This is a great opportunity for someone with strong lifestyle experience and an enthusiasm for the brand. Above all, we’re looking for someone who is highly organized, creative, and proactive with pitches.
Hourly Rate/Salary: $25+ per story (depending on research)
Job Application Contact Name: Alexandra Churchill
Job Application Contact Email: email@example.com Read More
11 New Freelance Writing Jobs
This is a freelance writing opportunity for Modernize, a website that empowers homeowners with the expert guidance and educational tools they need to take on home projects with confidence. To inspire people to live more efficiently and increase their home’s value while reducing energy costs, Modernize links homeowners with the best pros specializing in four areas of exterior home improvements: solar installations, roofing, windows and HVAC solutions. Apply Here.
8 No Red Ink
NoRedInk is in need of a Content Creation Specialist. We are one of the fastest growing ed-tech companies in the country. Our learning engine helps students improve their grammar and writing skills using their personal interests and adaptive learning. Students answer over 4 million questions per day on our site, and we’re on a mission to eliminate the “red ink” on their papers. We’re backed by Google Ventures and other top-tier investors, and we’ve spread to over 33% of US school districts. Apply Here or Read More.
9 Remote Weekend Editor
We are looking for a part-time weekend editor who is knowledgeable about eSports, and is comfortable covering a wide range of games. You should be able to write about tournaments,matches, stand-out moments, and key players in anything from League of Legends, to Street Fighter, and even games like Catherine.
Every weekend, you will draw readers’ attention to the biggest happenings, conversations, and trends in competitive gaming, while also keeping them informed about any general gaming-related news. Video skills are desirable. Location: Remote. Read More or Apply
10 Spa Week Daily
We’re looking for an energetic, quippy freelance writer with a love of spas, health, wellness, fashion, beauty and home as you will be working for a national brand’s daily lifestyle blog.
Create four to six editorial features monthly
Create relevant and engaging content based on new and best destinations as assigned and pitched
Work with the editor to generate ideas for new content topics
Meet submission deadlines
Candidates will work remotely and are not expected to be on site. Candidates should be available for monthly kickoff calls and brainstorms as needed. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org Read More
11 The Writing Squad
The following positions have now opened:
Accounting and Finance
Looking for: Writers
Compensation: Very competitive rates Contact here
I trust that you will enjoy sharing your passion in one of these 11 New Freelance Writing Jobs, may your writings be well rewarded! Please do bear in mind that if you would like to share your story, advice or experiences with The Write Styles, please do feel free to Guest Blog For Us, as I would love to publish your story.
Zora Marie, author of Free of Asenten (Zelia the Phoenix of Hope Book 1), might be new to the author scene but she definitely takes off with a bang! As many authors compete against one another, Zora shares a unique perspective. She chooses to embrace other authors believing that authors stand a better chance together than apart. I found myself compelled to find out more about Zora Marie, The Author-Embracing Author. I trust you will find her diversity and outlook as compelling as I do!
Zora Marie, The Author-Embracing Author
What does writing do for you?
Writing has done quite a few things for me. It’s given me a place to spill my guts and let my imagination run wild. Since I’ve been living with my family down south it has given me someplace to direct my pent up social energy. I suppose I should go out and make friends, but I’m a bit of an introvert. Even doing things like this can be a feat in of itself, but I’m getting better at it.
What inspires your writing?
Now, as far as what inspires my writing, that’s a whole other story. I have a love of Norse and Greek mythology, among a long list of others, and that definitely shows in my writing. While I love the original myths, I do have a little brother so I’ve been sure to write in a way that my work is age appropriate for children of young ages while also being deep enough to be an engaging read for the older generations.
Another thing that you’ll notice about my writing is that my other hobbies, current and past, have a tendency to bleed into my writing. I won’t go into too much detail as I could be here for a while if I did, but I have experience tanning hides, processing my own food, making my own yarn, and a ton of other things that has given me a unique perspective about many things that most people my age haven’t the slightest perception of how it works.
Why did you take to writing?
Quite skimpily put, the story of Zelia had been bugging me for years. Finally, it demanded to be put down on paper. I already had most of the world built and several of the characters fleshed out. In February I may have only started putting her world on paper.
I really didn’t have time to write, I made time. Cutting all television and most movie watching gave me the time to write between college assignments. I love writing and would love to do it for a living, but I rather choose to write a compelling story than write to pay my bills.
How does writing help you?
Funny that you should ask. I’ve actually always been utterly horrible at spelling and grammar. However, as I’ve written and edited my work multiple times my spelling and grammar has improved. Not only that, but I’ve noticed that my research paper writing abilities have improved. Which is good, seeing as how I’ve been writing a lot of them this summer.
Do you have days when you can’t write?
Certainly, I have actually just hit a wall with the first draft of book 3. I know where the story is going but I’m not sure how it’s going to get there. The characters are taking their sweet time decided where they want to go next.
What did you do to overcome these days?
I’ve found that editing other parts of the work or even earlier books in the series to be extremely helpful. It helps me get back into the character’s heads and stirs the kettle up a bit. If that doesn’t work I’ll step back and read a book. I have a few books on my shelf that are waiting to be read and a few works of Indy authors that are on my wish list.
When I read I delve into another author’s world and learn their writing style and when I come out I can look at my own work with a whole new light. Sometimes it’s almost as if I received an upgrade. When I learn something new or find something in someone else’s writing that bothers me, it opens my eyes to all kinds of things.
What inspires you?
As of late, the most inspiring thing has been the willingness of authors to help each other. I know that I would not be where I am now if it weren’t for the advice and encouragement of both authors I have met in person and those I have met through social media. It’s my interactions with these people that make me want to strive to be a better person, one that is there and willing to lend a helping hand.
Zora Marie is truly a fascinating person and author, and yes, she most certainly has many unusual pastimes! You can find out more about her at her book launch – July 28th!
Zora Marie will be posting her exciting happenings as they unfold on her website in the weeks after the event so be sure to come poke around and support her at https://zoramarie.weebly.com and catch her exciting newsfeed onTwitter @AuthorZoraMarie
Thanks for having me!
Thanking Zora Marie, The Author-Embracing Author, for sharing her precious time, her energy and her passion with us all! If you wish to guest blog here and showcase your work on all my social networks, please don’t hesitate to contact me… I will do all I can to assist you!The Write Styles is her for YOU.
Are you looking to showcase your work and get some decent cash in? Here are 7 Income Generating Websites that will really pay well for your writing skills. I have included submission links in each of them. If you are unable to use PayPal, please read 4 Alternatives to PayPal, it may just shed some light. I wish you the best of luck!
Our website, BirdChannel.com, is one of the largest bird websites out there. While we primarily focus on pet birds (parrots and some passerines), no bird topic is off limits. With hundreds of thousands of visitors every month, BirdChannel.com is the place for people to get the latest bird news, videos and information.
Cosmopolitan.com is building a network of talented and eager contributors. We want you to participate!
Send us an essay of no more than 800 words about a memorable, crazy, hilarious, or touching college experience. Stories about friends, class, dating, partying, studying, working, interning — anything that happened to you or around you in college is fair game. (Or: Tell us why you didn’t go to college, why college is bullshit, what you’re doing instead… )
If we publish your essay on Cosmopolitan.com, we’ll pay you $100 — and hit you up for future assignments. Submit here.
We, at FlashMint, are looking for talented Flash developers to contribute articles to FlashMint Tuts. If you’re skilled with Flash, Flex, ActionScript, Animation, we’ll pay you $150 for your work.
With every Flash tutorial accepted, you will also get a Short Bio for self promotion with a link to your website.
Within the couple of days we will let you know if your post has been accepted. If this is the case, we will contact you for payment details and personal information.
The Introspectionist accepts unsolicited article ideas and pitches from freelance writers. Please read our editorial calendar and include the edition and theme for which your article idea would apply.
What We Are Looking For
Every month The Introspectionist chooses a theme and does a deep analysis of that theme. We try to look at a given theme from all angles and examine it in a detail that cannot be met with a single article. Therefore, we are always looking for unique angles on any of our themes. Please read our editorial calendar and if you have an interesting idea to share on any of our themes, do not hesitate to share it with us.
Stylistically, we publish several types of articles.
Articles that both tell a story and inform.
Persuasive essays, creative non-fiction, and in-depth informational pieces.
One piece of short fiction and one poem every month which relate directly to the theme of that issue.
We accept shorter submissions for our featured departments.
The departments contain articles from 100 to 500 words and can vary in style from informative to entertaining but must be stimulating and relate to the central theme.
The Introspectionist publishes more intelligent and in-depth articles than your average woman’s magazine. We expect thought-provoking insites, uniquely informative pieces, and above all else, for you to show your work. Every article should have footnotes and links to where the reader can find more information. Reference peer reviewed articles from journals, books, and other high quality material.
Department piece (from 100 to 500 words), we pay $25.
Feature article up to 2000 words, we pay $100.
For a feature article up to 5000 words, we pay $200.
Short fiction pieces pay $25.
Poems pay $25.
Each contributor will receive a photograph and short bio in that issue. Read More/Submit
Guest Bloggers and Blog Posts
We look for guest bloggers for a two month series of blog posts, publishing 1 to 3 blog posts per week. Topics can be as broad or as narrow as you want, but must be of specific interest to women and fit into the general overall feel of the The Introspectionist. The guest blogger positions are paid positions. If you would like to be a guest blogger for The Introspectionist, please submit a brief description of your topic idea, including several specific post ideas, and two blog posts as examples of your writing style. You can submit your ideas to GuestBlogger@TheIntrospectionist.com
When it comes to winter, nothing could be more Knittylike. We need layers to stay warm, lots of yummy sweaters especially. Cardigans, pullovers, vests…maybe not dickies. But also hats, socks, mittens, gloves, scarves…and what else? What have you created that our readers can’t wait to see? Think traditional shapes knit in an untraditional way, innovative techniques or innovative uses of traditional techniques. Get creative!
Remember that we love new things that have only existed previously in your imagination (remember this and this?)! Be creative! Innovate! We exist to give your work a very visible platform so you can reach thousands and thousands of knitters. So give it your best shot!
To get some ideas about what we love for Winter, take a peek at some of our previousissues.
In a time of dynamic change, New West aims to serve as a nexus of dialogue, a bridge between communities that may be distant in geography or occupation, but share common interests and hopes for the region as it inevitably continues to grow. New West is a smart guide to the issues, trends and events that impact the fabric of the region and it stands for forward thinking about the big picture.
The main topics we cover and discuss on New West are broadly: Culture, politics, growth, demographics, energy, environmental issues, new economy (tech, biotech, venture capital, etc.), tourism and travel, lifestyle, outdoors, wildlife, Western literature, film and food.
The majority of our content is provided by our network of editors and writers but we do offer several ways to write with NewWest.Net:
If you are a published print book author or anthology editor who is interested in being a part of this award-winning publication, then welcome! Perceptive Travel is designed to plug a hole, to fill a niche, to serve an unserved need for quality writing aimed at independent travelers.
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