An Update on Our Call for Writers

Written by Jean Galea
Written by Jean Galea

Last updated on 30 Mar 2016

Last month we issued a call for writers to join our team. We received such an overwhelming response to last month's call for writers, that unfortunately we were unable to reply to each applicant. We have now made our choices and are delighted to welcome these new writers to our team. To the rest, don't despair, we had to pass over many excellent applicants simply because we had so many to choose from. We will issue another call in the future so please apply again at that time.

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Last month we issued a call for writers to join our team. We received such an overwhelming response to last month’s call for writers, that unfortunately we were unable to reply to each applicant. We have now made our choices and are delighted to welcome these new writers to our team.

To the rest, don’t despair, we had to pass over many excellent applicants simply because we had so many to choose from. We will issue another call in the future so please apply again at that time.

I would like to note however that we received a few disappointing applications. When applying for a writing position, it is especially important to demonstrate your composition skills.For example, some applicants showed extensive knowledge of WordPress, but were let down by careless presentation.

I appreciate that English is not the native language for many WordPress freelance writers, but that is no excuse for lackadaisical punctuation, redundant spaces and writing the name “WordPress” with a lower case p. The majority of such applications came from writers based in India, Pakistan and Bangladesh. I find it baffling why people from these countries fail to use a basic spell-checker and double check their writing before submission.

It’s a real pity because many of these writers automatically disqualify themselves from such jobs by writing in this way. To be clear, we have people from these countries in both our development and writing team, and I know many others who are incredibly good at what they do and have very high standards.

I could mention Devesh from WP Kube as an example of doing things the right way. He consistently produces quality, well-researched content in the WordPress space. Therefore I’m sure that it’s something that can be fixed with just a little more care and respect for one’s own work. And of course, the same applies to any writer from wherever they are. Taking pride in your work and making sure you do your very best will quickly make you a very valuable writer that can command high rates. For those who want some reading material to help them perfect their craft, I recommend On Writing Well. It is truly an excellent book that all writers should read at some point in their career.

Once again, congratulations to those who made it through the selection process, I look forward to seeing an even more diverse range of articles on WP Mayor in the coming months.

<span style="font-weight: 400">Written by: </span>Jean Galea
Written by: Jean Galea

Jean Galea is an investor, entrepreneur, and blogger.

He is the founder of WP Mayor, the plugins WP RSS Aggregator and Spotlight, as well as the Mastermind.fm podcast.

His personal blog can be found at jeangalea.com.

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  1. Sadly, this is something that I see time and time again.

    The vast majority of bloggers out there send application emails that are littered with spelling mistakes. There really is no excuse for that. Some also send a generic email that has not been catered for the job they are applying for.

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