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How to Create a Freelance Writing Portfolio

Jan 01, 0001

The job market for freelance writers is a competitive one--and if you're looking for work, a portfolio that's no less than stellar is your ticket to success. A top-notch freelance writing portfolio will showcase your creativity, skills, and range as a writer, and will allow potential clients to see for themselves that you have the passion and talent that it takes to do your job well. If you're ready to make a name for yourself as a freelance writer, here's what you need to do to create a freelance writing portfolio that will get you noticed.

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Steps to get the most out of your beta-readers

Jan 01, 0001

Working with a beta-reader can be an incredibly useful process, but if you don’t know each other that well then it can sometimes be incredibly frustrating as misunderstanding abound. Follow these simple steps to get the most out of your beta-readers:

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Literary Graffiti

Jan 01, 0001

Graffiti is a hugely controversial topic. Some see it as vandalism, and sometimes is it, but done well Graffiti is as much an art form as any other. Graffiti is sometimes used to spread political messages, sometimes used to declare love, or in the case of the image below, used to pay homage to a great literary hero in his home town of London.

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How to Use There, Their and They're with Examples

Jan 01, 0001

There, their and they're, are what is known as homonyms. They sound the same in English but have different meanings. They often cause confusion and are a commonly made grammar mistake.

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Ten Grammatical Errors Often Missed

Jan 01, 0001

Guest post by ArtistRJ19

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Manuscript Editing Software - paid and free

Jan 01, 0001

Every serious writer needs an editor. If you don't have enough money for a professional editor, or want to get the best value from your professional editor then there are several manuscript editing software programs available on the internet to help you. These act as a robo-copy editor, giving you an automated critique of your writing. They highlight areas of your writing, sometimes difficult to spot, that might be improved. These programs are much more than just a grammar checker or spellchecker. By using one of these programs before you send your writing to a professional editor you will be sure to get the most out of your editor. These writing programs will make sure that you have addressed all of the most obvious issues in your writing, leaving your editor free to concentrate on higher levels issues.

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5 Habits of More Effective Writers

Jan 01, 0001

When it comes to food, you are what you eat. But when it comes to literature, you write what you read.

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Are Spell Checkers Affecting Your Literacy Skills

Jan 01, 0001

Debated across the globe since the birth of the word processor, the question “To check, or not to check?” has plagued literacy skill advocates for decades, or at least since computer spell checkers first became widely available in the late 1970’s. 


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Marketing Tips - Laughter Sells

Jan 01, 0001

The famous journalist Barbara Walters once said, "A good laugh makes any interview, or any conversation, so much better." And she would know. After someone writes something funny that makes you laugh, what might have been a very boring message has, all of a sudden, become all the more engaging. Besides, once you've made people laugh, they will want to share it with everyone and this will go viral. Who hasn't seen or heard of that cute and funny video on YouTube of a British toddler complaining Charlie, bit my finger!

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Find Acronyms in Text

Jan 01, 0001

The Acronym Report allows you to see all of the acronyms that you have used in your text. This allows you to easily check for mistakes, or to easily create a glossary of acronyms for your text. It may also highlight instances where you have accidentally miss-spelled and acronym, as they are not picked up by normal spell checkers.

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Find NLP Predicates in text

Jan 01, 0001

Our NLP Predicate Words report allows you to easily identify the key modality or representation system of a piece of text.

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Find Corporate Wording in Text

Jan 01, 0001

The corporate wording report identifies places where wording can be simplified. It concentrates on words that are often found in corporate reports that make the reports harder to read and understand. It highlights the words that it finds and suggests alternatives.

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Privacy Policy

Jan 01, 0001

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Crowd source a domain name for your blog

Jan 01, 0001

One of the hardest things when starting a new blog is thinking of a great name for it. A good name will be punchy and memorable, often using alliteration, rhyme, or other linguistic devices to help it stick in the memory. The hard bit is not thinking of a good name, but thinking of a good name for which the domain name is available.

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Ideal Paragraph Length

Jan 01, 0001

A paragraph is a logical grouping of sentences. A paragraph should be used to develop one point and no more, but it shouldn’t be so long as to confuse a reader. Long paragraphs are difficult to understand so if you feel that your point needs more than five or six sentences to develop it then you should try and find a logical place to split the paragraph. If you are talking about a different point at the end of a paragraph than at the start this is a sign that the paragraph should be split.

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