Interested in Legal Issues? Become a Freelance Legal Writer

To make a living as a writer is hard; supplementing income through writing is by no means an easy task . Many people have the necessary skills to write, but they don’t know how to do so. It is absolutely possible to make a living writing about things you’re interested in without writing for The New Yorker, or some other huge and well-known media empire. There are many different opportunities for freelance writers to make money.

Just Google a topic, nearly any topic at all and there are likely to be hundreds of thousands of website choices. Someone is writing the material on those websites and blogs, and it had just as well be you! In today’s litigious society, and with a lawyer to be found on seemingly every corner, one of the industries requiring writers is the legal industry. Just like most topics a person writes about, some knowledge about the legal field is a must. However, with a good and inquisitive mind, the internet will provide the resources to study on nearly any legal topic so the writer can provide informed and accurate copy. The most important caveat about writing about a legal topic, or any topic for that matter, is to make certain you feel comfortable about what you’re writing. If you’re not, then whatever you’re writing about will not be clear and worse for you and for the client you’re writing for, it may not be accurate.

There are many different places a freelance legal writer can find jobs. The Legal Writing Institute offers employment opportunities for people interested in writing on legal topics. Simply Hired is another website that offers legal writers an opportunity to write on the topic of legal matters. ELance also posts opportunities for freelance writers to write on various legal topics. There are several websites similar to these that post legal writing jobs, so a writer who has a resume and hopefully a sample of their writing can find employment, and some of these temporary writing jobs turn into full or part-time employment if these companies need to keep their webpage or blog updated regularly.

Many people have the skills to be a professional writer but not everyone has the persistence to find writing jobs. People who are willing to take the time to search out employment, and people who have an interest and understanding of legal issues, there are jobs available for freelance legal writers. Freelance legal writing can be a way to earn extra income by doing something you enjoy.

Robert S is a freelance writer available on WriterAccess, a marketplace where clients and expert writers connect for assignments.

2 Comments

  • Patrick Highman says:

    My name is Patrick Highman and I have done a great deal of research and writing in the area of post conviction litigation. My education is liberally based, and I am very interested in writing on the topic, however my passion is research and briefing writs. Unfortunately my degrees in behavorial science and humanities are not jurisprudence centered. I am just looking for a shot!

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