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Kindly note: Between now and the middle of December we will be closing some websites under our umbrella and consolidating others. We will then be ready to publish fresh content. Writers and editors who publish on our website can gain visibility, showcase their work and find opportunities for themselves. We want to work with you to strengthen your hand as a freelancer. We will respond to all your queries about writing and being published with Chillibreeze after December 15, 2012. Thank you for your patience.
What is Chillibreeze all about?
Chillibreeze is a content and design development company that works with clients from all over the world.
Then and now
When we started in 2004, our focus was on providing content services globally, leveraging a network of registered writers. We have brought jobs to the doorsteps of hundreds of writers and added value for a number of customers with our professionally delivered content services. Business plans, white papers, medical reports, travel articles, blog content, editing – we have done it all! Check out some of the content writing/editing/research projects we have completed in the recent past.
As a company, today, we have diversified and become experts in PPT makeover services. Our design division operates from our head office in the Software Technology Parks of India (STPI) in Shillong, Meghalaya, India. Our niche services now include PPT makeover through our specialized website www.24point0.com, editing, business writing, technical writing and medical writing. We have been privileged to work with many prestigious companies and consultants across the globe.
Write to us at writers @ chillibreeze dot com if you have any other questions.
Can Chillibreeze get me projects to work on?
Strategically, we prefer to handle only ongoing or large value projects in the areas of editing, business writing, technical writing and medical writing. All other opportunities that come our way reach our writers through the Writing/Editing Project Board on our website
How does the Writing/Editing Project Board work? We encourage prospects to post projects on the forum. To make sure our writers know about new offers, we send mailers to all registered writers, updating them about the latest offerings open for bidding. If you have registered with us, you stand a chance of working on projects managed by Chillibreeze as well as bidding on jobs posted by clients directly.
Register today and send us a sample to get going on these projects.
It is a simple process! Just fill up a form and get registered with us.
Here are five ways in which you will benefit by registering with us:
1. You get visibility: You could see your article published on our website www.chillibreeze.com, which is ranked highly on Google.
2. You get to interact with our experienced Writers’ Management Team during the registration and sample submission process. This can be a learning experience in itself.
3. You may be short-listed for internal projects: Chillibreeze is always on the lookout for talented writers. Your profile could be one of those shortlisted for Chillibreeze-managed projects for clients.
4. You get a discount: Registered writers enjoy a 10% discount on all our products. We have a number of skill-building resources available for sale, and more are on their way.
5. If your article is chosen to be published on Chillibreeze, you get a 50% discount code to use on any product or service at our store!
So what are you waiting for? Go ahead and register now!
I haven’t freelanced before. What chances do I have of finding projects?
If you are passionate about writing or editing and want to give freelancing a shot, Chillibreeze is the right platform. If you are really good, you can get your article published on Chillibreeze and use that as a sample to circulate when you bid for projects. If you need help to improve your writing or editing skills, Chillibreeze has plenty of opportunities and resources to offer.
Sounds exciting? Here are some freelance writing tips to help you gear up for this.
I am an experienced writer. What is in it for me?
You can promote yourself via Chillibreeze.
If you are an exceptionally good writer, you could be short-listed to work on Chillibreeze-managed projects for clients.
How do I register as a writer with Chillibreeze?
Fill the writer registration form now! This is the first step to joining Chillibreeze’s select band of freelancers and to getting your work published on our website.
How does your system work?
Step 1: You become a Chillibreeze published writer
Registered writers also have a better chance of grabbing the projects posted on our Writing/Editing Projects Board.
Step 2: Get Chillibreeze products at a discount
What do you mean by ‘Chillibreeze published writer’?
You become a Chillibreeze published writer by writing a sample article for our website. See the benefits. You will receive regular emails about the latest projects on our Writing/Editing Project Board and other special offers.
Is Chillibreeze one of those sites where you bid on client projects?
Yes, in a way. But ours is a niche website for writers and editors. And you get to showcase yourself by publishing on our website. If you are really good you may get offers from Chillibreeze, too.
How much can I make?
No guarantees! Chillibreeze opens a window for you to showcase yourself and build your career as a freelance writer/editor. We have writers getting as much as Rs. 20,000 and more a month to those who earn less than Rs. 1,000 a month.
I registered because I am interested in editing, not writing. What can you offer me?
If you are interested in editing for us, let us know (at writers @ chillibreeze dot com). We can send you our editing test. If you have ample experience in editing, you do not have to take the test.
We are always looking for experienced editors, so there is a good chance you will receive a project, especially if you ace the editing test.
But why do I have to write a free sample? I have worked as a writer for more than ten years and I know my way around. I think my resume speaks for itself!
When you write a sample, we get it edited and rated by our in-house editor(s). The amount of editing needed on your sample before it is published gives us a good indication of how much editing would be needed when you work on a real project. This is a formula that has worked for the past seven years.
We do understand that some of you might have extraordinary profiles. However, we have had some bitter experiences where we got writers on board for projects without asking for a sample. It turned out they were not as good as their resumes projected them to be. Getting published on our website is an indicator that your writing skills are above average.
Fill this form for a chance to see your article on our website, which gets more than 10,000 visitors a day.
How do I pick a topic for my sample?
Here is our list of sample topics. Pick a few topics from the categories you see on the sample topics page and email us at writers @ chillibreeze dot com. We will assign one of them for you to write on. You can even choose to interview a subject matter expert in any category you see on our sample topics page!
What happens after I write a sample? Do I get a project?
Writing a sample article is not enough by itself. If the article/ interview is published, your email id is added to our published writers’ network. This works like a screening process, but does not guarantee a project immediately.
Why do I have to write a sample? Why can’t I send you links to my work online?
Our website has a very high Google ranking. Your unpublished article will go through a round of editing and evaluation by professional editors and can be used as a showcase while bidding for projects posted on the Chillibreeze job board.
How do I benefit by writing a sample?
Getting your article published on our website with a good rating gives you credibility and exposure. You could use the article on our site as a sample for other projects. Chillibreeze pages are ranked high on Google and being published here will enhance your portfolio. In addition, we add value to your sample article by having our in-house editor edit and refine it.
If your article/interview is chosen to be published on Chillibreeze, you get a 50% discount code to use on any product or service at our store! This is our way of helping nurture your writing talent.
You may get some of the project offers we send out from time to time and will have access to our job/project board. Several clients post their requirements on the job board. This means an opportunity to apply to a host of writing assignments. Check out the other benefits as well.
Do I have to keep writing free samples for Chillibreeze to earn money? I did that for a few other sites and they never paid me anything.
No! We ask for just one sample in the beginning so we can rate you as a writer and to see if we can publish your article on our website. After that, it is up to you how you market yourself and get projects.
Tell me more about the sample article. Are there any rules?
Sample article specifications: The number of words can be between 500 and 1500. But we are not as stringent about the number of words as we are about the content quality and originality. Please try to send us the article within 5-10 days of being assigned the topic. These are the things we look for in samples:
Here is a sample of a well written piece. Like we mentioned above, if you know a subject matter expert on any category posted on our sample topics page, you can even interview them and submit it in lieu of a sample article. Before you start writing, please send the topic you have chosen to writers @ chillibreeze dot com so we can approve it.
Can I submit something I have published elsewhere…like on my blog?
Your sample must be unpublished and original. We do not accept samples that are already published elsewhere or ones that have sentences/paragraphs directly borrowed from other articles. We have a strict original content policy.
Our original content policy: We do not accept content that has been published on other websites. We use a powerful plagiarism detection tool and have a strict anti-plagiarism policy. Anything you write for Chillibreeze or its customers must be original. Writers who plagiarize on customer projects are immediately blacklisted. So we recommend you never use any line directly from any other source.
Who is the target audience?
Readers from all over the world. We get web traffic from the US, India, Europe, Australia…the list goes on. So your writing needs to be global.
Do not use ‘Indian English’, long drawn sentences or flowery language. We are looking for simple yet effective and insightful content that can be appreciated by all visitors.
Once you finish working on your sample article, send it to writers @ chillibreeze dot com and we will take it from there.
Read sample articles from writers on our network here
What happens once I submit my article?
Once your sample is approved, rated and edited, we will publish it on our website. You will become a Chillibreeze published writer and a part of our network. We will publish your article with your photo and byline on our site or an associated website. We have an original content policy, so please make sure you do send us articles that have not been published elsewhere.
While you wait to hear from us, browse the writers’ section of our website and make use of the numerous resources we have for writers.
Want to connect with other writers and editors while you wait? Visit our forums, interact with fellow writers, and participate in contests, discussions and more.
What if my sample is rejected?
If your sample does not meet our website’s quality standards, you are free to use the sample anywhere else. Of course, you will not get the tag of ‘Chillibreeze published writer’.
If you would like a second chance to prove your abilities, you can take one of our writing and editing assessment tests. The higher you score on the assessments, the better. The assessments will not only help you become a part of the Chillibreeze published writers’ network and enhance your resume, but also tell you where you stand with respect to other Indian writers. Taking them might be a great way to evaluate yourself and hone your skills.
Why can’t I see my article online?
Because of the high volume of articles we receive, it sometimes takes around a month for your sample articles to get published. But when you send us your sample, we rate you and add your email id to our mailing list almost immediately.
I would like detailed feedback on my sample. How can I get that?
We have a service designed just for you. Check out our Expert Review Services. Writers get a detailed and confidential review of their article along with suggestions for improvement.
Do you offer certification or other ways to enhance my resume?
We have writing, editing and proofreading assessments to test and rate your skills. We analyze every paragraph of your submission and provide a comprehensive assessment of your skills. While applying for a project or job, you can also have your transcript sent directly from Chillibreeze to clients and potential employers. This will add credibility to your portfolio. And remember, if you score 7 or more in any of our assessments, you are assured of a project offer from Chillibreeze!
Our aim is to make the Chillibreeze writers’ section a one-stop shop for Indian writers and editors. And we would like to believe we are getting there. Check out the text box below for a comprehensive (kind of!) list of what else we offer writers.
Phew! That was one long list of Q’s and A’s! I am ready to write a sample now.
Great! Send in the topics of your choice to writers @ chillibreeze dot com so we can pick a topic for you.
Even if you are not sending us a sample, your feedback about our site is always welcome. Send it to writers @ chillibreeze dot com.
Feel free to contact us with any questions or suggestions you have.
The Chillibreeze Team
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