We strive to provide income opportunities for people coming out of prison. This page offers insight for writing / editing jobs for people that want to work as independent contractors,
We offer this training page as a guide for writers. We strive to hire formerly incarcerated people as writers and editors. We have a preference for hiring formerly incarcerated people. Earnings will depend upon the following:
- Exceptional writing skills
- Exceptional editing skills
- Exceptional communication skills
- Exceptional critical-thinking skills
- Honesty and integrity
We’re striving to build a library of case-study type documents. Each case study should focus on a single type of white-collar crime. The case study must follow the process that we define below. We will pay $25 per hour for writing time to complete this task.
I know that I could complete this task in about four hours. I would use that as a benchmark. For someone that doesn’t have as much experience, it may take a bit longer. If the case studies really teach well, then they will be worth more. Let’s see how it goes. The process should follow:
- Do your research for a case you’d like to write about.
- Write the draft in accordance with the instructions below.
- Send me the draft in a Word document.
- Tell me how long it took you to write and how much I owe you.
- I will pay you, but I will use the writing assignment to assess whether it meets our needs.
- If it meets our needs, you can write as many as you would like.
- Please write in present-tense construction, using strong verbs. In other words, write like a US Attorney.
- Our audience includes the following:
- People that do not consider themselves as criminals and do not identify with criminal values.
- People that run businesses or professionals.
- People that want to learn more about how their decisions on the job may lead to either government investigations or charges for white-collar crimes.
To start, let’s focus on the big categories of white-collar crime, including:
- Wire Fraud
- Mail Fraud
- Health care Fraud
- Money Laundering
- Securities Fraud
- Honest Services Fraud
- Tax Fraud
I would like to have five to ten case studies in each of the categories above. Those case studies must follow the format below.
- When writing the title, we want to start by thinking about Google Optimization. That means use a title that may relate to a consumer’s search. We will want to rank for each article.
- Length: As a guideline, Try to keep the title, short three to five words.
- Use a keyword in the title, again, thinking about what people may search to find.
- Theranos and Disclosure Laws
- FTC and Telemarketing Sales Rule
- SEC and Insider Trading
- FDA and USP Labs
- The meta description is the little blurb that Google uses to describe what the article is about.
- Best practice is to keep the meta description shorter than 150 characters.
- The meta description should include the exact Title in the meta description.
- Insert the name of the agency we’re going to profile in the article. If more than one agency, please list all agencies (SEC, DOJ)
Name of Person or Company Profiled or Both:
- Please use the person’s name and the company’s name that we feature in the article.
- If there is a crime, like wire fraud, mail fraud, money laundering. Please list the name of the crime here. Also list the person’s name, or the company’s name, or both.
- The start of each post will begin with a brief annotation, maybe two to three sentences.
- Write the article using your writing style, with the subheadings we need. The section below must appear at the top of teach article:
- Meta Description
- Agency Profiled
- Name of Person or Company Profiled
- Focus Keyphrase (same as title)
- After you identify the identifying information at the top, please use the following subheadings to write the article:
- Situation: (This is where you write the annotation. Just a brief description of two to three sentences about the article.)
- Purpose: What purpose does this article serve? Example: Examine how inadequate internal protections can lead to SEC charges for failure to protect confidential information.
- Learning Objectives: This should show four or five points that a person will learn from this article. For example: After completing this case study, participants should:
- Understand the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.
- Learn how securities laws apply to private companies.
- Explain how the securities law apply to all shares.
- Identify the broad reach of the anti-fraud provisions of the US Federal Securities Laws.
- Intended Audience: Write down the best audience for this case study. For example: Corporate directors, board members, employees of public companies.
- Key Terms; Put down important terms that we can use as tags for the article, so people find what they’re looking to find.
- State of the Industry: What is going on in the business community today?
- Background and Analysis: Tell us the story. If more subheadings are needed in here, use them.
- Recommendations: Tell me what type of compliance program would help to lower risk levels of government investigations or charges for white-collar crime.
- Insert Quiz. Should be about six to eight questions. Make a few questions true or false, some multiple choice, some best answer of four possible answers.
- Please put a link to the article where you found the information. Not too many, maybe two or three.
- You can look at government websites like FTC / SEC / FDA / FCC / DOJ (Justice.gov) websites for press releases.
- You can also use your judgment.
- You can also create case studies about people you met in prison.
- You can create a case study about your own case.