Editor/ Proof Reader/ Creative Writer


Cause Areas

When

Mon May 01, 2017 - Thu Aug 31, 2017

Where

This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.

Acknowledged in credits and on website.

About

Are you an experienced writer, editor or proofreader? Are you planning a career in journalism? Do you want to have real-world experience to strengthen your resume, earn community service hours or academic credit? Hone your writing, editing and proof reading skills while helping App to Succeed, Inc., a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization, break the cycle of poverty in the United States. App to Succeed, Inc. develops best-in-class educational programs specifically designed for at-risk Americans. You will be working on a comprehensive personal-finance program for 16-19-year-olds. No prior knowledge of personal finance is needed.

Choose your assignment Write or edit segments of the software program, research and write blog articles, marketing materials, website content, social media pieces, or grant proposals or the business plan.

Are you a detail person? Do you want to develop your grammar, punctuation, and formatting skills? Proofread and edit our written content or compile footnotes and glossaries.

You can feel good about working on a program that will ensure teens have the information they need to become and remain financially successful.

Compensation As a nonprofit, we are not, yet, able to pay our interns, but we do offer other forms of compensation:
1. Volunteers who exceed expectations and who make a significant contribution will receive personal letter of reference, written by the CEO.
2. Volunteers who fulfill their volunteer commitments will be acknowledged on the website and in the credits of the software program when published.
3. Earn academic credit and / or community service hours, with your school's approval.
4. Complete your assignments and meet expectations and you will be awarded a certificate.
5. Learn about personal finance as you research and write about relevant topics.
6. Flexibility:

  • Hours are flexible
  • Start dates and end dates are flexible.
  • Work can be done remotely and meetings can be held by Skype, or by phone, saving the time and cost of commuting.
  • Many of our interns have a paid job not related to their career and intern with us as their career related experience.

Requirements

  • Provide writing samples upon request.
  • Ability to pay close attention to detail.
  • Demonstrate strong editing and proof-reading skills.
  • Ability to complete your assignment on timely basis. (Quality of your work is more important than quantity or speed.)

Preference for:

Professional editors, journalists, writers or college students pursuing a career in those fields.

20+ hours per week for less than four months;

12+ hours per week for four months or more.

Option to extend.

Skills

  • Journalism
  • Grant Writing / Research
  • Copy Writing / Copy Editing
  • Social Media / Blogging
  • Content Management Systems
  • Interactive/Social Media/SEO

Good Match For

People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 20
  • Orientation or Training
  • Flexible, but prefer 10 + hours per week
  • Maturity and self discipline to work remotely. Creative, unique, engaging writing style.

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