When freelancersÂ get into trouble, they have nobody to blame but themselves.
Forbes freelance writer Dolia Estevez learned this the hard way when she and Forbes wereÂ sued by former spokesperson for Mexican President Felipe Calderon. Estevez identified the spokesperson as one of the “top 10 most corrupt Mexicans of 2013.”
However, instead of defending their writer, Forbes used the provision indicated in the freelance contract signed by the publishing company and Estevez that the writers are solely responsible for legal issues that will arise from her writing.
Regardless of whether or not what happened to Estevez is justifiable, the truth remains that freelancing, despite itsÂ benefits, also has its downsides. This is most especially true when writers write about controversial topics or exposÃ© that may hurt feelings. It’s a complicated issue that has become anÂ occupational hazard – walking the tightrope of responsible journalism and slander is just a couple of words away.
Nonetheless, as long as you’re careful with the words you type, you shouldn’t have any problems regarding this.
Enough with the editorial. Now,Â onto the blogging jobs!
- Personal Finance Bloggers for Hero World Media
- Blogger for FileInvite
- Womens Sexual Wellness Writer for Mimi De Luxe
- Creative and skilled bloggers for CareerAddict
- Freelance Writers for The Partially Examined Life
- Online Marketing Blogger for Undullify
- Assistant Managing Editor for FCI
- Copywriter for Comedy Central Digital
- British English Freelance Copywriters for greatcontent (1.4p p/word – 8p p/word)
- Editor & Writer for Brainstorm Creative Resources (3 months; 20-40 hrs./month)
- Freelance Writers for Proxpertz ($0.10/Word to startup, only for US residents)
- Home Improvement and Gardening Writers for DoItYourself.com ($25-$40 per article)
- Freelance Writers for Communication Arts
Freelance writing tips of the day:Â Tips for Avoiding Popular Freelance Writing Issues at Susan Spann