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How To Become A Well-Paid Part-Time Freelance Legal Writer

Becoming a well paid part time freelance writer can be difficult if you are a beginner. The first step towards becoming a writer is the ability to write. If you are going to write on legal issues then you will also need the ability to research and document. A legal writer is someone who works for a law firm or journal but the same sets of rules apply for them too.

Here are some basic tips to help you:

  • First identify the kind of people that are going to hire you and apply to jobs that will require your field of specialization. A person looking for a legal writer will not hire someone who is proficient in writing fashion articles.

  • Portfolio matters. You will need a good portfolio to get hired by some of the leading law journals and firms. As I said in the previous point do not include irreverent job details in your portfolio. If you are going to work on a specific field then it is bet you stick to jobs particular to that field. This will also increase your credentials and give you better understanding of the various legal terms.

  • Get familiar with the various jargons and terms. When a client approaches you for work they will expect sample articles before they select you. If you know the jargons and common terms used in legal documents then you greatly increase your chances of getting hired.

  • Try to write exactly how the client specifies. By doing this you ensure good reviews from he client and also a good reputation. If you deliver what you promise then you will get recurring clients. You can even increase your rates for such clients because they will know about the quality of work you will be able to deliver.

  • Most of these jobs are based on deadlines. Try and squeeze it in within the deadline because your reputation depends on it. If you are punctual you can also expect the client to be punctual in payments and fresh assignments.

Apart from this tips you will also need all the other skills that a general freelance writer needs. You will have to be a good negotiator to get a good bargain. You should have the ability to follow up leads and secure new contacts. You should also have a passion for writing legal documents if you wish to peruse this specific field of writing.


  • If you intend to become a good writer, this blog will surely help you out!

    August 28, 2014 | (10 ) Comments

  • Very helpful for starters in a freelancing, but also good for advanced writers!

    September 5, 2014 | (10 ) Comments

  • Great tips from professionals! Good to see so many updates!

    November 19, 2014 | (10 ) Comments

  • Great ideas using which you'll never get down! Very useful for writers to get their skills prepared to freelance career.

    December 15, 2014 | (10 ) Comments

Expand Your Job Search and Add More Sources to Your List of Freelance Writing Resources

Keep your source list updated and continue expanding your search options. Sometimes writers are not able to land good writing jobs because they don’t expand where they look. In many cases good jobs are not advertised. You need know where to look and who to get in touch with when it comes to reputable sources with writing job leads. Great writers will know where to go to get work. This means your resource list should be diverse with leads in different niches. You should have an idea of which niches and writing jobs are in demand and those that offer lucrative earnings on a regular basis.