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Technology Writer in Vancouver, BC,Canada

Looking for: Copywriter
Budget: Negotiable
18 days left
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MakeUseOf.com is a consumer technology website with 15 million monthly readers, mainly in the US, UK, and Canada. We’ve been teaching people how to make the best use of their digital tools since 2006.

Our team consists of tech enthusiasts from around the world. Many of us have been with MakeUseOf for 5-10+ years and have advanced from writers to editors and more. We pride ourselves in supporting our team members to become the best they can be.

What You’re in For

  • a long-term remote freelance writing job
  • 8+ articles (1,000+ words) published per month
  • USD90 per article, USD120 with experience
  • potential to earn a performance bonus
  • an international community of tech geeks

What We Expect

  • While our writers aren’t locked into writing for any particular section of the site (except during the initial probationary period), we’re specifically looking for more coverage in the topics listed below.

Ideally, you’ll have relevant education or experience, like a relevant college degree, certifications, past work experience, etc. However, we are open to accepting experienced writers who can grow into areas of expertise.

At the very least, you’ll…

  • submit two quality articles per week,
  • respond to messages within one weekday, and
  • turn around requested edits within two weekdays max.

We’re recruiting writers with expertise in the following sections
Linux

  • Linux tutorials, Linux software, exploring and comparing distros and DEs, etc.
  • Example articles:
    10 Reasons to Install an Arch Linux-based OS on Your PC

How to Run Android Apps and Games on Linux

How to Install Adobe Photoshop on Linux

Security

  • Explainers and tutorials about VPNs, malware, privacy, antivirus software, etc.
  • Example articles:
    How to Disable UEFI Secure Boot to Dual Boot Any System

5 Free Security Tools You Likely Haven’t Heard Of (But Should Install)

5 Types of Mobile Apps You Should Stop Installing

macOS

  • Mac tutorials, troubleshooting, software, etc.
  • Example articles:
    Mac Shutting Down Randomly? Here’s What You Can Do

7 Tiny Time-Saving Mac Apps You’ll Fall in Love With

8 Best Microsoft Office Alternatives for Mac Users

Programming

  • Programming tutorials, explaining programming concepts, comparing programming languages, etc.
  • Example articles:
    How Programming Affects Your Brain: 3 Big Truths According to Science

How Much Money Do Programmers Make?

A Beginner’s Guide to Understanding Python Lambda Functions

DIY

  • Arduino, Raspberry Pi, other microcontrollers, hardware hacks, 3D printing, etc.
  • Example articles:
    How to Use an Android Tablet as a Screen for Raspberry Pi

How to Build a Cheap Android PC With Inexpensive Parts

The Pros and Cons of Building Your Own Linux PC

Creative

  • Adobe products like Photoshop or Lightroom, but also photo, video, or music editing software and apps.
  • Example articles:
    How to Change the Background of a Photo in Photoshop

The Best Free Music Production Software for Beginners

The 7 Best Sites to Find Free InDesign Templates

How to Apply

  • Explain why you’d be a good fit for our team, and indicate which sections you’re interested in covering. Optional: If you are also currently writing for a reputable website, provide a referee from that site. Thank you!

Job Types

  • Part-time, Contract

Salary

  • $720.00 to $1,920.00 /month

Experience

  • Writing: 1 year (Required)

Education

  • Bachelor’s Degree (Preferred)

Are you looking to pay or is this a collaboration?
Pay to hire someone

Is this ongoing work or a one off job?
Ongoing work

How would you prefer to pay?
Day rate

What’s your day rate budget range? (USD)
$250-350 (Industry average)

Do you have an estimate of the job or project length?
A few months

Are you a company or individual hiring?
Company

Do you have internal sign off on the hire?
Yes

Do you need to hire for a specific city, country or place?
Yes, they need to be at a location (give location in job title)

When do you want to have the freelancer secured by?
2-3 weeks

What is most important for this job?
Quality

Twine can guarantee 3 relevant freelancers for an upfront fee of $650/ÂŁ500. Would you like to know more?
No

How many freelancers do you want to contact you?
4-5

Do you have a job specification or creative brief?
Yes (please enter this in the description)

Does the freelancer need insurance?
Yes

Where did you find Twine?
You contacted me

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