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Freelancer (Publishing) Resume

Publishing resume for freelancers should emit the radiance of their skills and capabilities, while keeping their interests and career aspirations at display. Recruiters generally prefer candidates who are active employees, over freelancers. However, a resume that shrouds the candidate's strengths, perfectly in conjunction with the employer's needs, will certainly succeed in engaging the reader in your application. You have the skills, you have the knowledge; what you need to do, is market abilities effectively. Competing within this highly demanding field requires confidence and little convincing. Project your confidence and willingness to serve, and subsequently gain the confidence of the reader. How? By crafting a resume that places before the recruiter your intentions, your deep interest within the field, and of course, that which complies with the job profile that you are applying for.

Include only the relevant information. Do not use extended sentences for something that can be said in few words. Keep your resume as brief as possible, at the same time being the most precise with facts and figures. Design an attractive objective to engage the reader, and organize all other information to maintain the uniformity throughout. A satisfying reading experience is what the recruiter is looking for. Also, remember that the readers are very busy recruiters and you need to respect their shortage of time and try to fit all the information within a page's length, though only ideally. You may certainly exceed a page's length, provided that you have so much information to include.

(If you have worked elsewhere, besides freelancing) While mentioning your previous job responsibilities, state only the most significant ones, excluding the general duties that the recruiters commonly come across in almost all the applications they encounter. Use bullets for highlighting. Focus upon the employer's needs, not your personal interests.

Finally, design an effective publishing cover letter to compliment your resume. It is a known fact that recruiters always check the candidates' cover letter before they move on to read their resume. Thus, it becomes your responsibility to efficiently portray your thoughts pertaining to the employment opportunity and how you are planning to deliver the employer that what's expected from you. Spend a considerable time organizing your thoughts, for you have to convince the reader that your interests are genuine, while staying in conjunction with the job requirements. Choose the format of a functional resume, for it will focus on your abilities, drawing the reader's attention towards your strengths and capabilities rather than your professional qualification. If you have only been freelancing, and are about to step into the world of corporate for the first time, you need to gather all that you have in store within the skills chamber of your mind, and lay it out systematically for the reader to take in.

See below for a free sample of a freelancer's publishing resume. Observe its layout and customize its contents before you include them in your resume.

Sample Freelancer (Publishing) Resume

Gloria D. Adam
3606 Johnstown Road
Wheeling, IL 60090
(847) 442-7741


Seeking an opportunity within the publishing sector to make the best use of the skills and abilities, polished and preserved to deliver the most desirable outcome, aimed at achieving the organization's goals and vision.

Profile Summary:

  • Over 3 years of freelancing experience in writing/editing
  • Involved in the development of innovative reading materials, subject to client's standards and specifications
  • Have been developing contents for e-learning websites, keeping the highest rate of accuracy with respect to the information
  • Have developed survey questionnaires, project reports, technical manuals, product brochures, and many commercial materials
  • Include any additional points, if required

Key Skills:

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Close eye for detail, error-free, high quality writing
  • Highly self-motivated, innovative approach towards literature and writing
  • Expert in quality check and search engine optimization
  • Hands on experience in copy-editing
  • Proficient in copy writing and the development of promotional materials

Work History (major projects):

Employer: Universal Training Technologies, Madison, WI
Duration: 4 months
Designation: Freelance Writer/Editor

Duration: 9 months
Designation: Freelance Content Writer

Employer: Walmart, US
Duration: 14 months
Designation: Freelance Promotional Writer

Duration: 12 months
Designation: Educational Content Writer

Academic Qualification:

Bachelor in Arts (Literature)
Wheeling College of Arts and English
Placed in grade A


Available upon request

Please do not copy-paste the contents of the above freelancer publishing resume sample, for it may lead to a generic resume, which the recruiters are sure to spot, thus considering you as an undesirable candidate. Browse the website carefully to find free cover letter samples and resume templates.

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