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  • 31 Oct 2016 4:14 PM | Jacqueline Bodnar (Administrator)

    My name is Amber Holt and I am the National Volunteer Coordinator of Break the Silence Against Domestic Violence. We are currently recruiting volunteer Blog Writers. This is a great way for you to gain experience and have your work exposed to possibly 50,000 + followers. Please share this with your organization, and interested individuals can apply by sending their resume and 3 writing samples to

  • 05 Apr 2013 9:12 AM | Jacqueline Bodnar (Administrator)

    Vienna VA  based AdmissionsConsultants is seeking a part-time Content Manager to help manage the company's growth.

    Responsibilities include:

    Creating premium website content

    Publishing our monthly electronic newsletter, the Insider Edge

    Maintaining our blogs (including researching, writing, and formatting content)

    Managing and updating several of our client communications

    Working on special projects on an as-needed basis

    Conducting ad-hoc research on college, professional, and graduate school admissions

    Updating recurring website content such as current application deadlines for each new admission season

    We are willing to teach the right applicant the basic html skills necessary to succeed in this position.

    The successful job applicant will possess all of the following:

    Strong PC skills, specifically Outlook and Word

    Ability to work efficiently and effectively under tight deadlines

    Good research skills

    Journalism experience

    Social media experience

    Strong attention to detail

    Capacity to manage several simultaneous projects

    Ability -- and desire -- to work autonomously

    This is an ideal position for a job applicant with a strong writing and research background who wishes to pursue a growth opportunity in the less rigid office environment of a smaller company.

    Please email a cover letter and resume to Qualified applicants will be contacted promptly until the job is filled. No phone calls please.

  • 10 Nov 2011 9:32 PM | Jacqueline Bodnar (Administrator)

    Content Specialist/Senior Writer

    RidgeWorth Capital Management, Inc., an investment adviser registered with the SEC, also serves as a holding company that owns interests in six investment boutiques. Our network provides sophisticated investors a collection of institutional asset management boutiques, each with a well-defined, proven approach and all with unwavering commitments to exceptional performance. Through our multiple, style-specific boutiques, we offer a wide range of equity, asset allocation and fixed income investment disciplines in a package that makes the most sense for each client.

    RidgeWorth’s structure is designed to allow the investment professionals within each boutique to focus on what they do best – manage money for clients. RidgeWorth provides support to the boutiques in areas that include trading, compliance, technology, accounting, distribution and marketing. Each boutique has the freedom to leverage RidgeWorth for the areas in which it needs support, while maintaining functions that it is staffed to handle.

    RidgeWorth and its boutiques collectively manage approximately $43.9 billion in assets[1] and have roots that extend back, in some cases, more than two decades. We primarily serve institutional investors undefined including for-profit and not-for-profit organizations undefined and institutional investment consultants and financial intermediaries.

    RidgeWorth Investments has an opening for a Content Specialist/Senior Writer in our Atlanta, GA office. This person will be responsible for written marketing content across the firm's distribution channels.  Standard projects could include content development for marketing collateral, presentations, direct marketing, white papers, sales support materials, advertising and interactive communications (email/website).


    Write, review and/or edit material that demonstrates organizational capabilities or addresses topics of interest to internal or external clients.

    Work closely with the Marketing and Sales Teams to fully understand the proposed strategy for each deliverable, and develop compelling copy that supports the strategy.

    Generate ideas for proposed strategy implementation and research content by utilizing internal and external sources.

    Support other members of the Marketing Team by providing copy and/or data needed to develop or update various marketing resources.

    Research organizational and industry trends and initiate ideas for new deliverables that would complement the current marketing offerings of the organization.

    Manage new projects from beginning to end, which includes developing content and working with internal and external partners to get the project in its final form.

    Assist in the development of RFP answers to standard questions about the organization and its product offerings.

    Develop and foster relationships with internal and external partners.

    Other projects as assigned. 

    Responsible for providing a variety of marketing support to the mutual fund, boutique, and firm-wide branding efforts. Support may include business intelligence, such as conducting competitive product and pricing research, analyzing and monitoring market trends, and product line positioning; account management/creative services, such as designing and producing marketing materials; and investor marketing, such as developing and executing marketing plans, initiatives, promotions and communications targeted at investors and the consultant community; and developing and providing ongoing support to various marketing programs such as shareholder newsletters, content on the firm"s website, etc. Section Manager. Has overall responsibility for the marketing activities related to specific investment products. Manages the day-to-day workflow of marketing staff.

    Minimum Job Requirements:

    7 years mutual fund/asset management writing experience.

    Bachelor's degree with a focus on Marketing, Business, Communication, or equivalent.

    Ability to write about very complex topics in a simple and understandable way.

    Must be able to take initiative and manage multiple projects at one time.

    In-depth understanding of the financial markets and the asset management industry.

    Excellent communication, relationship management, project management and organizational skills.

    Preferred experience:

    MBA or other advanced degree helpful.  Familiarity with Zephyr, Morningstar Direct, and database applications desired.

    Please apply at  -job id#215354

    Equal Opportunity Employer

    SunTrust supports a diverse workforce and is a Drug Testing and Equal Opportunity Employer, M/F/D/V.

  • 27 Feb 2011 12:26 PM | Jacqueline Bodnar (Administrator)
    Here are some of the latest headlines that will be of interest to all types of writers, including professional writers and freelance writers. Just click on the link to go to the full article.

    Who Will Be Left to Read Cursive Writing?
    In many classrooms across the country, a huge change has taken place in recent years: The teaching of cursive writing is disappearing.

    20 Questions for author Kim Edwards
    “Labyrinth walker” and award-winning author of “The Memory Keeper’s Daughter,” Kim Edwards talks with 20 Questions about allowing oneself to head out into uncertain territory undefined be it in the middle of a lake or the middle of a story undefined and see where the journey takes you.

    These days, Ebert writing for shear love of it
    In a journal entry published online in late April, Roger Ebert claimed that we are currently enjoying a “golden age of movie critics.”

    Spotlight: Woman reflects on first year as author
    Before Bev Nickelson was an author, she called herself a closet writer. Ever since graduating from Eastern Illinois University in Charleston in in the '80s, the Batavia woman had this idea that would not leave her mind. After turning 40, her knack for writing seemed to blossom.

    Why we write about grief
    Grieving has always been a public as well as private act, and lately, it seems, people are increasingly writing memoirs about it.

    Writing food is not easy
    For anyone who’s never seen the inside of a classroom like me, the poor son of this rat and roach-infested Uswaz, mere display of knowledge annoys the hell out me – it creates an epileptic irritation that makes me froth in the mouth – with rage of course.

  • 24 Feb 2011 8:53 PM | Jacqueline Bodnar (Administrator)
    Looking for some professional writing or freelance writing news? Here are some recent  headlines!

    10 Tips for Writing More Professional E-Mails
    How you write a work email isn’t going to make or break your career (well, in most cases). But your email etiquette can affect how seriously you’re taken, and even how well you’re liked, in the workplace. Here are 10 things to keep in mind before hitting send.

    Jesse James Writing a Tell-All
    Maybe we’ll finally find out why he cheated on Sandy. Not that we’ll believe him. Word is that bad-boy Jesse James is writing a memoir. Sandra Bullock's ex-husband has landed a deal with Simon & Schuster's Gallery Books to publish a book.

    The Playwrights Realm Accepting Applications for 2011-2012 Writing Fellows Program
    The Playwrights Realm - the Off-Broadway theatre company dedicated to nurturing the next generation of theatrical voices - is currently accepting submissions for its 3rd annual Writing Fellows program; deadline for submission is April 30, 2011.

    Mack: Writing for Trek
    David Mack, national bestselling author of more than twenty novels and novellas, including Wildfire, Harbinger, Reap the Whirlwind, Precipice, Road of Bones, Promises Broken, and the Star Trek Destiny trilogy: Gods of Night, Mere Mortals, and Lost Souls, was interviewed recently for UFOP: Starbase 118, where he spoke about writing for Star Trek and writing in general.

    How to Get Started on Proposal Writing
    Grants from foundations, corporations and government agencies provide many organizations and institutions with funding they need to provide services and advocate and create solutions for the many challenges communities face. Grants also support scholarships, arts and music, and research. But how do you get a grant?
  • 29 Jan 2011 3:35 PM | Jacqueline Bodnar (Administrator)


    Senior Editor/Quality Control

    Company Name: 

    AFYA, Inc.



    Contact Name: 

    Angela Pyles

    Contact Email:

    Detail Function: 

    This is a challenging, senior-level position that combines responsibility for management and oversight of the firm's editorial, graphic design, and Web site design activities with responsibility for serving as a proposal writer/editor. Person will develop and implement a corporate style guide and standards of quality and ensure that standards are met for all contract deliverables, proposals, and other products. During proposal season, will have significant responsibility for developing new and/or revised proposal text. Will also edit a variety of contract deliverables, as needed. Requires excellent writing and editing skills; mastery of the GPO Manual of Style; and the ability to manage and motivate a team, communicate with staff at all levels, and juggle competing priorities.

    Detail Qualifications: 

    B.A. in English, journalism, communications, or a related field. Minimum of 7 years of experience in the editorial field, including 5 years of supervisory experience. Several years of proposal writing experience required. Proficiency in MS Word, including editing using Track Changes feature. Core Competencies: Ability to research, write. and edit. Organizational skills, multi-tasking, strong communication skills, team player who can interact with both executives and peers. Must be able to work under deadline pressure. Must be proactive and able to function independently on a daily basis.

    Detail Description: 

    This exempt professional is responsible for developing and implementing standards of quality for all AFYA deliverables, including contract deliverables, proposals, and capability statements. Supervises fulltime graphics and editorial staff. Ensures that all documents adhere to the Government Printing Office (GPO) Manual of Style and/or other style guides provided by the client. May be asked to meet with clients to review the editorial requirements of an assignment. Performs substantive edits on a variety of reports, briefings, training manuals, evaluation summaries, or other printed materials. Manages the copyediting of deliverables that include meeting materials (participant lists, name badges, tent cards, signs, brochures, agendas); meeting evaluations; and meeting proceedings. In support of marketing and business development activities, responsible for researching and writing assigned proposal sections and editing a variety of materials (proposals, capability statements, brochures, and text for the corporate Web site). Writes and edits articles for the corporate newsletter. To ensure consistency in AFYA products, develops and maintains an AFYA Editorial Style Guide and ensures that all staff have their questions answered regarding AFYA style. Tracks the receipt of draft documents and maintains orderly files of “dead” copy for all deliverables. Supervises editing and production staff to ensure that deadlines for draft and final documents are met and that the documents produced are visually appealing and written in clear, understandable, grammatically correct English. Based on corporate needs, may perform other duties, such as serving as an onsite notetaker.

  • 06 Oct 2010 8:29 PM | Jacqueline Bodnar (Administrator)

    The debate wages on about which is better, electronic books or paper ones. Check out this video to see what Stephen King has to say on the subject:


  • 02 Oct 2010 10:41 PM | Jacqueline Bodnar (Administrator)

    Great American Novel Contest


    Enter Your Story and Win Cash! We’re looking for fiction that is fresh, exciting, and bold. TAG Publishing is accepting entries in the Great American Novel Contest. Enter and Win in up to 7 different categories.


    The winning manuscripts not only receive cash but will also be reviewed for a full publishing contract. Don’t miss your chance to catch the early bird registration through October 15, 2010 for $25. Late entries accepted up to October 31, 2010 and are $35.


    Please visit the contest page of our website for more information and full contest submission guidelines:

  • 02 Oct 2010 10:38 PM | Jacqueline Bodnar (Administrator)

    A little bit of inspiration for freelance writers…


    Have you read the book, “The Notebook” or watched the movie of the same titled? Written by Nicholas Sparks, a very successful professional writer, his story about writing that book is inspirational and motivating.


    Take a look at his site here and the story he shares about writing and selling, “The Notebook.” The man went from making $40,000 per year at his day job (writing at night) to selling this book for a million dollars!

  • 28 Sep 2010 12:03 PM | Jacqueline Bodnar (Administrator)

    Do you tweet? If so, follow us on Twitter!

    The Professional Writers Association is now on Twitter. Whether you are a freelance copywriter, nonfiction book writer, technical writer, or some other form of writing is your passion, we want to hear from you!


    Follow the Professional Writers Association on Twitter

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