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You can use these resources in two ways: to find a publisher for your work or to find possible job leads.

Publisher Catalog
http://www.lights.ca/publisher/

This lists publishers and their Web sites. Obviously, if you’re looking for a publisher it might come in handy. And for the entrepreneur out there, e-mail publishers to ask if they hire freelancers. Granted, for every 100 people that you e-mail, maybe 5 will want your resume, but it can work. I’ve raked in a few dollars with this method. To make it easier on yourself and to save some time, send a mass email addressed to yourself and BCC’d (blind) to the publishers on your list. That way you don’t have to send out individual letters.

Writer’s Market
http://www.writersmarket.com

This is the online version of the monster writer’s bible that comes out every year. Again, you can use the book to both look for writing work (if that’s your gig) or you can use it as a resource for landing editing jobs if you go about it in a similiar fashion as described above.

National Writer’s Union 
http://www.nwu.org/nwu/

The National Writers Union is the trade union for freelance and contract writers: journalists, book authors, business and technical writers, web content providers, and  poets. Check them out if you’ve begun freelancing or if you’re thinking about it.

There are so many ways to go about finding freelance work. Comment or email if you’ve got more ideas or resources to share!

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Below is a list an editor/freelancer friend of mine (thanks Julia!) put together when I began looking for work in freelancing. Some of these links have freelance writing and editing information and some have full-time, in-house publishing/journalism job information.

Copyeditor.com
http://www.copyeditor.com/

MediaBistro
http://www.mediabistro.com/

Journalism Jobs
http://www.journalismjobs.com/

Editor and Publisher
http://www.editorandpublisher.com/eandp/classifieds/index.jsp

Writers Weekly
http://www.writersweekly.com/

Bookjobs
http://www.bookjobs.com/searchjobs.php

This list is obviously by no means comprehensive. Just a little something to get you started if you’re looking for some job resources. Good luck!

Oh, and if anyone out there has any resources they’d like to add, please leave a comment.

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