freelancer.international news 12/2021
In this issue of our freelancer.international news, we are once again happy to announce that we have received the ´Socially Engaged 2021´ award from the German state of Baden-Württemberg for its social commitment.
Following on from this, we show you what the display of the number of references in the freelancer profile means and in our freelancer article, a copywriter explains to us how to create impressive texts with passion.
Last but not least, allow us to brighten up your day with our freelancer joke, which this time, is about a computer specialist who first helps his customers for free and then cashes in big time.
As always, I hope you enjoy reading this issue and that you have a busy and successful month.
“Socially Engaged 2021” Award again goes to freelancer.international group
The Ministry of Economics, Labour and Housing Construction of the German State of Baden-Wurttemberg awarded the 'Socially Engaged 2021' award to us as part of the small and medium-sized enterprises prize for social responsibility. The award was presented by the Minister of Economic Affairs Dr. Nicole Hoffmeister-Kraut in Germany.
The German branch of the freelancer.international group is involved in various social projects, especially in the context of the employment initiative Jobs-for-Refugees and the job placement initiative “Corona Job Fairy”. freelancer.international Managing Director Dr. Rainer Kurz: 'We see the fact that we have received the award for the second year in a row as a special tribute to our sustained social commitment. Special thanks and great appreciation go to our employees and voluntary supporters of our initiatives. For us, the placement of freelancers is not only a business activity but also a social contribution.”
The goal of the Ministry of Economics, Labour and Housing Construction is to promote the concept of sustainable corporate management in the sense of so-called 'Corporate Social Responsibility'. One of the criteria for awarding the prize to us is the cooperation between private companies and non-profit organizations. Successful cooperation between these two players strengthens society and helps to solve social and societal problems. They serve as role models and good examples. According to the Ministry, the voluntary social commitment of companies is an expression of social responsibility and thus forms the basis for a stable, supportive and open society.
The award is already the fourth official recognition of charitable activities of the freelancer.international group. Previously we received the Demography Excellence Award and were nominated for the German Engagement Award.
Question of the month: What does the number of reference providers in the freelancers´ profile mean?
Freelancers can register names and e-mail addresses of reference providers with freelancer.international, which are verified by us. In case of an introduction of the freelancer to a client, these references will be mentioned to the clients, allowing the clients to gather additional information about the freelancer´s work performance.
P. S.: Freelancers who are already registered can send us additional references by email at any time in order to improve their project chances.
Freelancer article: Copywriting is a passion
Registered service providers can present themselves with a short article in the freelancer.international news. In this issue, we present an experienced copywriter who has a focus in journalism and PR:
Everyone can learn to write, but copywriting is an art.
Many times I write something down, but my passion has always been professional copywriting. After completing my studies with a double major (journalism and PR), I have been working as a freelancer since 1992.
Among my demanding clients, I can count renowned publishing houses, editorial offices of different branches as well as companies of various industries. Individual portraits of public figures are also part of my diverse portfolio. In addition, due to my meticulous research work, independent engineering firms also appreciate my services. My open mind enables me to quickly familiarise myself with new and complex topics and to implement them in a service-oriented manner.
My range of services includes the company, product texts and brochures for the press, reports, portraits, abstracting or transforming texts, as well as providing reliable assistance in the creation of concepts and presentation documents.
Freelancer joke of the month: Following up the instructions in the printer manual
The central printer of a small insurance office produces only pale printouts. The business owner calls a computer maintenance freelancer whom he has just found on Google.
The friendly freelancer, however, says that his visit is hardly necessary, as the owner can solve the problem himself. The printer has to be cleaned, just as it is described in detail in the operating instructions.
The business owner is impressed: 'I think it is great that you are so selfless and help me out for free.'
Freelancer replies: 'I always advise my new customers to follow the instructions in the manual. If they then try to do it themselves, it usually ends up in a major repair, so my visit will be definitely worthwhile.'
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