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Survey Of Miscellaneous Freelance Writing Categories
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Awareness of the different types of disciplines that have freelance potential always benefits the writer. While today’s freelancer most likely will find the greatest opportunities in the web content, business, and technical writing fields, there are still freelance opportunities in more traditional forms of publication. In certain instances, a writer might combine a form of writing that a traditional periodical or book publisher might assign with a form of business writing such as copywriting.

One example of in effect a niche in the traditional publications world is the category of writing for regional publications. There are still many regional periodicals being published, such as Arizona Highways Magazine and Boston Common. Regional publishing has actually enjoyed an upsurge in book-length material over the past about a decade. Arcadia Publishing has published a wide range of books about historical aspects of a variety of different regional locations. Summerside Press is having great success with a series of inspirational romances each set in a town or city in a different state.

Somewhat related to the category of regional publication opportunities is the travel and tourism freelance market. This market offers a wide range of potential freelance opportunities from expert writing about your local area for travel and tourism associations to writing brochure copy for tourism companies.

Self-help publications also offer a niche area, and a burgeoning consumer market, that offers the freelance writer some excellent opportunities. Some self-help topics, at least at book-length, require formal credentials such as having practiced psychology but many do not. You can define self-help as a niche fairly broadly, so that arguably it includes such topics as those related to careers and career development.

The inspirational market, potentially related to the self-help market in some instances, also has an avid consumer following.

Writing for children is another potential area that you may consider. Most of the specialty areas discussed do not require particularly specialized writing skills. Children’s writing, however, does require an understanding of not only what appeals to children but of such things as the limited attention span of young children and the vocabulary levels of different ages. The children’s market includes both fiction and informational nonfiction, although you may find more opportunities in this market by getting on board with a by-assignment publisher than by submitting over-the-transom manuscripts.

Another miscellaneous category of writing involves writing for dramatic production. This breaks down essentially into three categories: writing stage plays, screenwriting, and writing for television. Each of these forms requires a knowledge of dramatic presentation and the specialized formatting in which the scripting is presented for use by the production company. While the freelance opportunities are limited in all of them, at least at the break-in level, some writers have found creative ways into these markets.


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