Writing a CV (curriculum vitae) as a freelance writer is an important task. A CV provides additional information about your history a resume doesn’t disclose. In some cases it is necessary to use a CV when applying for certain positions including research, education or academic related fields. If you remember key elements a CV presents you can produce one in no time. It helps to have sample content to review to help you understand how to organize and structure your information. Here is additional information you should know writing a CV.
For freelance writers a CV is used when applying for certain positions or when seeking grants or fellowships. In some countries you are required to use a CV instead of a resume. A CV may have information a resume often doesn’t disclose such as birthdate and nationality. A resume is usually limited to one page in length, but a CV can be 2 or more. Academic and educational background details are summarized on a CV as well as awards, publications, research experience and other information. A freelance writer can have different types of CV’s just as you would a resume when applying for different job opportunities.
A CV will have similar information you find on a resume including contact information, experience, skills, and education. Additional information to mention is awards, licenses, publications, teaching experience, professional associations and any other relevant details in relation to the job you are applying. The easiest way for freelance writers to do this is to create an outline with sections you will include and write down information under each section pertaining to the position you are applying. Any publications you completed would have dates mentioned.
There are freelance writing sources for writers to help them develop CV content. Such sources also have sample CV content you can review. Samples can make the writing process easier and freelance writers can determine which pieces of information to include. As you develop your content you can produce a rough draft and revise to make it presentable. Keep the position you are applying for in mind and consider changes to make if you are applying for more than one position.