Freelance writer sample resume

This free sample resume for a freelance writer has an accompanying freelance writer sample cover letter to help you put together a winning job application.

River Hunting

7 Cypress Street
Hobart TAS 7000 0000 000 000
(03) 1010 1010


I am a creative freelance writer with three years experience in the industry working in print and online media, looking for exciting new writing projects.


Cengage Education
Hobart, TAS
Advanced Freelance Journalism Course
Graduated: 2007


Hobart High School
Hobart, TAS
Higher School Certificate
Graduated: 2006 ATAR : 93.95


Media Experience

April 2009 – Present: Contract freelance writer
On the Street
Hobart, TAS

On the Street is a street press magazine that features street fashion.


  • Interview up-and-coming designers, musicians and general public
  • Organise own photography
  • Write general copy for magazine as well as online website and newsletter
  • Assist with magazine layout


  • Launched monthly online newsletter, which increased website traffic by 40%
  • Decreased editorial mistakes by 15%
May 2009 – June 2009: Contract copywriter
Soleado Advertising
Hobart, TAS

Soleado Advertising is a small enterprise that specialises in advertising for a cappella musicians.


  • Created advertising copy for print and online media
  • Proofread copy


  • Created keyword-rich and compelling copy to vastly improve SEO and search engine rankings
  • Increased paid performances for a cappella band Tiny Tim by 350%
June 2008 – March 2009: Freelance journalist
Los tiempos de la Mañana
Los tiempos de la Mañana is a daily newspaper in Barcelona.
Barcelona, Spain


  • Sourced and researched articles on a daily basis
  • Covered and reported on functions and events
  • Assisted editor with fact checking and sub-editing
January 2007 – June 2008: Intern Journalist
The Hobart Courier
Hobart, TAS

The Hobart Courier is a daily newspaper for residents of Hobart.


  • Sourced and researched articles and corresponding images
  • Assisted sub-editor with fact checking and sub-editing
  • Responded to email enquiries


Software Proficiency Experience
Microsoft Office Advanced 8 Years
Adobe Photoshop Advanced 5 years
Adobe InDesign Advanced 4 years
Dreamweaver Intermediate 2 years
Dreamweaver Intermediate 2 years
Final Cut Pro Beginner 1 year
HTML Beginner 2 years



I run a music blog that covers the underground music scene in Hobart. I cover all music genres from folk music to heavy metal, with news on up-and-coming bands, new trends and shows.


Lucille Domingo - Editor
On the Street
Phone: (03) 0000 0000
Trevor Semana - Senior Editor
The Hobart Courier
Phone: (03) 0000 0000

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