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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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I or Me?

One trick to use when checking your grammar is to remove part of your sentence and see if it still makes sense. I find this useful when considering if “I” should be used instead of “me”. Think about the sentence I have just written and substitute “Me” for the initial “I” – “Me find this

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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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Jumping in the Dark

“You don’t jump … you step, like walking off the pavement when you cross the road. It’s noisy but you don’t hear anything as you are concentrating on what you are going to do. Smell is the sense that is heightened the most when you are scared and can’t see anything and your ears won’t

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Blue Grammar

Periodically I research for myself on the subject of “writing”; that is a bit of a shocker as it is my chosen means of earning a crust. I came across a site which you can find here – www.grammarbook.com – an American site again but informative and helpful if you just watch for those Americanized

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What is the Difference Between Editing and Proofreading?

Proofreading is a final check on your work to ensure accuracy, correction of grammatical errors and general presentation are within the specifications you have been given. Editing is much more than this as it combines proofreading together with revisions that should improve the flow and structure of your work to maximise the impact of the

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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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Copywriting: Emotional or Intellectual Approach?

I worked as a salesman for many years and I was good at it – good enough to build my own company and flog it for enough beer tokens to keep me happy for the rest of my days. I know what I’m talking about when it comes to selling. Writing good copy is something

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