Category: Freelance Writing

Copyright and Freelance Writing

Copyright exists in anything you create, as soon as you write something down or record it in some manner, you have copyright. The work must be your own, so plagiarised material is excluded. If you are employed or have a contract which stipulates that copyright passes to whoever has commissioned your work, then copyright vests

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Libel and Freelance Writing

Libel is where you write something that is damaging to another person. If your writing is professionally damaging to that person, the scope for redress is even greater. Libel is a publisher’s nightmare as it can lead to bankruptcy and the end of a career for you as a writer. Caution is the watchword when

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Sources of Work

When I started writing I was heavily reliant on Get A Freelancer for work and my client portfolio blossomed from there. GAF is just one of several sites that provide work, and we have already covered others such as Guru.com which offers in my opinion, better work, better pay but you have to have something

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Freelance Writer is Not Code for Unemployed

I pounced on that and told them proudly that I was a freelance writer. The usual raising of eyebrows and looks of interest made me feel like I was the house cat that had been dyed pink to make a conversation piece. After answering the questions that flow from the status of being a freelance

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Wikipedia: Fact or Opinion?

I’ve just concluded a writing assignment of a deeply technical nature. The assignment was in two parts, first of all dealing with the need for Solvency II in the context of life insurance companies and secondly, the factors that persuaded the Massachusetts legislature to implement a mandatory universal healthcare system, the first US State to

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Writing Faster Than The Speed of Thought

If you ask me what my biggest writing fault is, I will answer “I over run with my sentences.” You can disagree and think my writing is faulted for very different reasons, but certainly, my opinion is that I get lost and ramble on when I should just “.” When I get into the flow

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The Super Proofreader’s Rule of Thumb

My first day back from the New Year and I would like to wish everyone a great year! I’m going to start it off right, with a story about freelancing and how to get off to a good start. Proofreaders are here to make you look good and here’s an example. It was the year

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Rewrites: Easy Money or a Waste of Your Time?

I’m frequently offered writing projects that involve “minimal research” or “most of the work has been done” and by the time I’ve waded through the hype, it simply boils down to a buyer looking for a rewrite of existing material. The money tends to be low because you do not need to do so much

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Writing the Dynamite Project Proposal

When you walk into a job interview, I certainly hope that you don’t wear jeans with holes in them and your favorite tee shirt. I hope you don’t slouch and talk to the interviewer like you would talk to your friends at a party. If you get my drift, you have to carry yourself into

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