Publications in December:
December 1st – An American expat writer observes how Russians morph into ‘winter mode’ – An article on life and Russians in winter published in Russia Beyond.
December 9th – How Russia Inspired a Year of Daily Art and Stories – A guest post on Nesie’s place about the project Flash-365 and The King of FU.
December 10th –
The Exceptional Uselessness of Cats (but I love them anyways) – A story published on Medium that I just happen to be fond of but was not submitted to publications.
December 25th – Contemplating Gender Roles while Following my Wife around Marshalls – a story published in The Junction, based on true events.
Video Interview I did in Saint Petersburg about my past and future projects:
Interview with Benjamin Davis from Alena Koleso on Vimeo.
My brother and I live in Saint Petersburg, Russia. We recently decided to quit our jobs and try to become freelance writers, because—fuck it. There are so many blog “abouts” that say “I made a living from my laptop traveling the world. I am a digital nomad woo-hoo!” But, how easy is it, really? We don’t know yet, but we’ll find out.
Here is our Journey.
One recurring editorial client.
One script editing and voice recording with promise for future work.
One ghost written article about property management.
One Lifestyle article for Russia Beyond
One recurring job writing local guides for hotels
Total money made: $270
Rejected article on “Drinking in Russia”
JUST FOR LAUGHS!
We’ve responded to ads for:
Captioning 32 pictures of cats for a series of Veterinarian holiday cards (sadly no response)
Writing a full fantasy novel for 500 bucks (also sadly no response… yet)
|Article Writing (Technology & Business)
||400-600 words: $100
800-1000 words: $150
1200+ words: per project
|Article Writing (Lifestyle)
||$50-100 based on
|Editorial Services (Creative works)
||$.05 / word
|Editorial Services (Technical)
||$20 / hour
|Copywriting for Social Media
|Web Content Creation
|Social Media Creation / Management
|Video Production Services
||$15 per minute
[min charge for any project – Equivalent of 1 Hour]