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The “Write” Way to Retire? (News Style)

If you were designing the perfect “retirement” career, what would it look like?

1) Good money for the time invested
2) Flexible – you say when, and how much you work
3) Ability to leverage your past career experience
4) Mentally challenging (and creative!) to keep the mind sharp.

Sound about right? Well, if that’s your criteria, and you like to write (and know you’re good at it), you might just consider the lucrative field of “commercial” freelancing – writing for businesses (brochures, ads, newsletters, web sites, etc.), and for hourly rates of $50-125+.

Why commercial writing? “Downsizing and outsourcing in the business world over the past decade has created myriad opportunities for talented freelance writers, “ says Peter Bowerman, veteran commercial writer and author of the award winning Book-of-the-Month Club selection, The Well-Fed Writer and its companion volume, TWFW: Back For Seconds. He continues, “Companies of all sizes need writing help, and many 55+’ers are finding this field to be an ideal pre- or post-retirement career.”

For more information on the field, and to read a full-length article on how a dozen 55+’ers across North America are making it happen as commercial freelancers, visit www.wellfedwriter.com (“Attn: 55+” link).

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