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Non-Fiction Study Guides - Writers Needed - writing / editing / translation - job employment

City: Washington
Date: 06 Nov 2018
Category: Writing / Editing

Are you an experienced writer with a background in history, philosophy, the social sciences, or the physical sciences? A current or former teacher of one of these disciplines? Or an advanced degree holder in a related field? If so, then this is the perfect freelance writing opportunity for you.

SuperSummary is a provider of academic study guides that help students understand and analyze the books that they are reading in class. We are looking to expand our offerings by hiring a group of talented writers to create new study guides for a list of nonfiction books.

The details:
• Our study guides have a length of approximately 15,000-20,000 words
• Standard sections include an overall synopsis, of the book as well as chapter summaries and analyses, discussion of major characters, themes, symbols and motifs, important quotations, and possible essay topics
• We offer competitive compensation and typically expect our writers to be able to complete one study guide roughly every 3 weeks

Ideal qualifications:
• Education: BA/BS in disciplines such as history, philosophy, the social or physical sciences, or a related field; Masters or PhD strongly preferred.
• Teaching experience in these disciplines is a huge plus (although not required)
• Extensive previous experience with book analysis and academic writing/editing is a must

Broad expertise as well as the ability to analyze and summarize a variety of books in your field is preferred. Topics and titles we are looking to cover include:
• Justice by Michael Sandel
• The Selfish Gene by Richard Dawkins
• And the Band Played On by Randy Shilts
• The Warmth of Other Suns by Isabel Wilkerson
• Letters from an American Farmer by J. Hector St. John De Crevecoeur

TO APPLY: If you feel you're qualified and like what you've read thus far, we encourage you to fill out our brief application and answer a few quick questions here.

Ultimately, we are looking for writers who are interested in a long-term relationship with us that would involve working on several; study guides per year. If this project sounds like a good match for your skills and interests, we hope to hear from you soon.
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