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Thursday, December 31, 2009

Education-Related Leads for Thursday, Dec 31, 2009

Happy New Year's eve to everyone!
Just two leads for today . . .



Happy writing in 2010!


Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Holiday Plus Ice Storm Equals no Leads today!

I hope everyone is enjoying this holiday season. For the Midwest, it is cold, icy, and snowy. Where ever you are, enjoy the ones you love and if you are lucky enough to find a spare moment, put the words to the paper and write.

Not many good leads out there today. Looking forward to the first of the year for new leads to break free. Until then, blessings for a grand holiday.



Thursday, December 17, 2009

Education-Related Leads for Friday Dec. 18, 2009

This will probably be my last blog post this year since next week is Christmas and the following week is New Year's Eve/New Year's day.

I wish you all wonderful holidays and happy writing in the New Year! I will post again the 2nd week of January.

Here are some new leads:

Educational Writing
Other Writing
Educational Business
Good luck!

Education-Related Leads for Thursday, Dec 17, 2009



Happy writing!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Educational leads for today.....

Happy Wednesday... here are a couple of nice sounding gigs for those of you who write test material. I also included the website for the rest of the listings for any of you who don't subscribe.

I find many reliable sources at I hope this helps. Not as much as I would like before the holidays but a start.

Blessings to you during this holiday season. May the next couple of weeks be filled with family and friends and all the things in life that matter.


Thursday, December 10, 2009

Education-Related Leads for Friday Dec. 11, 2009

Education-Related Leads for Friday Dec. 11, 2009

Here are some new writing job leads. It's cold here in Oregon, hope you're all staying warm!




Education-Related Leads for Thursday, Dec 10, 2009


  • Freelance Conference Content Writers (Telecommute)
  • Technical Writers needed for Contract Work (Telecommute)
  • Writer for Building Commissioning/Energy Mgmt Training Manual (Telecommute)
  • Freelance Writer (Barnes & Noble) : We need you to write for SparkNotes funny blog, SparkLife. SparkLife is a witty, upbeat blog for teens. Were looking to add more talented writers who can meet deadlines and relate to readers without pandering or putting them down. Our readership consists of thoughtful, earnest, self-professed nerds who appreciate comedic talent. We are not interested in rants, personal anecdotes, or celeb gossip (though we love reading all that stuff in our spare time). This is a freelance, work from home, part-time position, and writers are paid per blog post. To apply, please read our blog at and send ONE SAMPLE BLOG POST written in our style to Please do not send old clips that have nothing to do with teens in lieu of your sample post. Also, please knock our socks off with a funny cover letter. Boring cover letters make us cry, so they will be deleted.

Hope everyone is keeping warm this Thursday! Here are a few writing opportunities - good luck!


When something can be read without effort, great effort has gone into its writing. ~Enrique Jardiel Poncela

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Educational leads for Wednesday

Here are the educational leads I found today, not as many as I would have liked, but I was without electricity due to lovely winter weather so it is what it is. Best of luck.

Not much on the education front, I will keep looking


Friday, December 4, 2009

Education-Related Leads for Friday Dec. 4, 2009

Sorry I did not publish a blog for last Friday; I was on vacation for the Thanksgiving weekend. Hope you all enjoyed that holiday!

Here are a few new leads:


* Editor for SAT test prep program (Dallas, telecommute okay)
* Children's Story Writer (NYC)


* Publicity & Marketing Associate full time on-site at Allworth Press (New York, NY)

Other Web/Remote Writing Opportunities:

Good luck!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Education-Related Leads for Wednesday, Dec 2, 2009

Writing and publishing leads.

1. professional proofreader (san diego)
Professional proofreader needed for full-time work in educational publishing. Must be experienced.

2. Education/ESL dictionary-ongoing
Creative Content LLC is looking for educational writers for a variety of projects including ESL dictionary pages. Email resume and cover letter to

3.Instructional Designer-(freelance) (Chicago, IL)
This posting is for an immediate opening for projects in the technical writing field - more specifically, for e-learning content. Successful candidates will be asked to review and convert practical continuing education book content into a self directed online course (moodle).

Here is what I could dig up for today, although because I am doing this Tuesday night and I am out of town on assignment on Wednesday, I may find more Wednesday night when I check again. I will keep you posted ... hope it helps.
Happy Writing...

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Quizbowl Question Writers

Avery Enterprises is looking for elementary and/or middle-school teachers (past or present) to write quizbowl questions for students at those levels.

Please e-mail a brief resume listing your general teaching experience at those levels (and quizbowl experience, if any) to by December 3.

Those who make the first cut will receive some sample questions and be asked to write 3 in a similar vein. Based on that, we will probably hire 2-4 people. Once you get up to speed, you should be able to make $18-20 per hour and work 6-15 hours per month most months of the year (so it's not a full-time gig).

For more info about what we do, visit our website

Happy Writing and Happy Thanksgiving too

After a long day and checking several sites, I apologize for very little in the lead department today.
  • Several leads were dated yesterday or Monday... so with further ado here is all I got for ya.....
Happy Thanksgiving....I am grateful to part of those who love to write and those who want to write for a living.
Have a wonderful holiday and look for better leads after turkey day.
Blessings to all

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

I am one of the guest bloggers invited here to list current needs for freelance writers, especially in the education arena. I will try to find interesting and current leads for those interested.

I write health related educational material for a couple of publishers myself, and although I began with Craig's List, it can be difficult and time consuming to search for writing gigs especially those that offer a decent rate for your time.

Future postings will attempt to assist you in your search. Feel free to comment or offer suggestions to make the challenge easier for others. There is a definite need out there for talented writers, it is just a matter of making the right connections at the right time.

• FREELANCE PROOFREADER<>A world renowned children's publishing company in the heart of NYC is currently seeking bi-lingual Spanish proofreaders to assist on project for its educational department

• FREELANCE TECHNICAL WRITERS<>Education technology services firm seeks 2-3 freelance writers to assist with responding to requests for proposals (RFPs) for decision support and data warehouse projects for state departments of education and large school districts

FREELANCE WRITERS<>Editorial company providing services to major educational publishers immediately seeks exceptional writers and editors with Math, Science,ELA, and Social Studies assessment experience to join our freelance team.

Teacherwriters is hiring writers. This position is open immediately. Terrific part time income for teachers writing lesson plans, articles of all kinds, and books. We have worldwide corporate and educational clients. Teacher education, certification, or experience required. 12-32 hours per week based on your availability. All work is performed via Internet via our project board. This is a permanent position. There is no charge to apply for a job or work with us. You can get all information and apply online at

Here is a start. Good luck.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Coming Up

Hello all! I am excited to say that I have some folks who are ready to post on this blog regularly for you and for me for a few months. Look for their posts and introductions this week.

I've prepared a post for tomorrow morning and it's got quite a bit in it. Remember that as we get into the swing of posting every day, the leads will be short and sometimes nonexistent.

You've all been so supportive and helpful through the life of this blog that I am sure you will help the new posters tweak things until we've got it where it helps us all.


Education-Related Leads for Monday, Nov 16, 2009


In a Google search, I found that it was McHugh and Associates and that I've posted for them before. The contact name is different, but I'm sure for enterprising freelancers, that won't be a problem. :-)



Good luck!


Tuesday, October 27, 2009

For Those of You Still Reading...

Hi. I know it's been forever, and I'm so, so sorry for not responding to those of you who were thoughtful enough to send me emails checking up on me. Here's a little bit if what my world has been like since last post.

I am still teaching elementary. It's still hard! Sheesh. I thought it would get better the 2nd year, but I still think elementary teachers have it the roughest. I am still living an hour away from where I work and the kids go to school. (The house is still for sale...) I have two high schoolers in the band and practice and contests keep us away from home during all of the daylight hours. (It's almost over! We made it to UIL State... very mixed feelings here). My husband went back overseas the day before school started and won't be home until right before Christmas. AND... I started graduate school last May. I know, I know... what was I thinking?! Well, the program was too good and too well-priced to pass up. This time next year I should be a campus assistant principal, if all goes according to plan.

What does all this mean for this blog? Well, I love this blog. I love providing this service. I just can't squeeze out any more sweat or blood to make this work (this post is actually taking up homework and grading time). I really, really want to come back to it. It would be great if I could get someone to post until next June, but I can't ever seem to make that work. Or if I do get someone offering to help, I don't follow up in a timely fashion. Those of you who've emailed me in the past 6 months can testify to that. I keep meaning to post the methods I use to find leads, but that, too, keeps getting put off. I worked on an assessment committee recently for the district and had forgotten how much I love writing test questions and such... that's what made be turn to look at this blog.

If you're still a subscriber, thanks. I hope to get this off the ground again in the future. If you're one of those kind souls willing to consider taking this blog on for a while, email me, and email me, and email me, and email me. Band will be over one week from today, so I should be able to direct some brain cells this way.

Thanks for all the support,

Monday, March 2, 2009

Algebra II Writers Needed

Educational publishing vendor needs experienced educational writer(s) for higher math workbook. The course is Algebra II. You must have experience in writing instruction and creating quality multiple-choice items for higher math.

Tasks: Writing and heavy to moderate editing of 2-page lessons.

Project Description: First page is about ½ half instruction, while the rest of the page is 1 to 2 multiple-choice questions. The second page is all multiple-choice questions. For the entire lesson, there are no more than 10 multiple-choice questions. The client has provided materials for pick up/editing. There are about 20 pages total of new writing and 60 pages that can be created using pick up with editing.

Schedule: Work can begin immediately. The schedule is super fast. Final delivery date is March 12, 2009 (interim deliveries should be made before this date). All lessons can be assigned to one writer or easily separated for multiple writers.

Payment: Lessons with new writing pay $40/lesson. Lessons that can be created using pick up and require editing pay $20/lesson.

  • Experience in creating grades 9-12 mathematics instruction and assessment
  • Ability to interpret educational standards and create content (experience in West Virginia math a plus)
  • Signing of a non-disclosure agreement
  • This is contract, work-for-hire
Send your resume and if available, existing samples (no more than 2 documents) related to this type of writing/editing. Resumes and samples should be sent to

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Monday, February 16, 2009

Update on Mazer

Mazer closed its doors suddenly at the end of 2008. I don't have specifics, only a note from a contact I had in the company. I hope none of you had WIP with them at the time.

I am removing them from my list of education-related publishing. I will be adding a couple to keep an eye on.