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Posts Tagged ‘freelance’

Everyone is a writer…

Posted by Line Larsen on October 16, 2008

Someone said this to me, not too long ago. “Everyone is a writer.” They probably meant to sarcastically point out how many people call themselves writers, without having any obvious talent for it or some sort of education to prove it.

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Editing edits that’s been edited

Posted by Line Larsen on October 14, 2008

I think I started reading newspapers with a pen at age eight or so. I simply couldn’t keep my cool any more and begun correcting spelling mistakes/typos and re-arranging sentence structures. While I am unsure how much of an improvement it actually was, I still do the same thing. However, fictional books are somewhat holy to me. I could never abuse them or change them in any way, no matter how much they annoy me. But it’s a struggle.

Needless to say I am quite happy to do re-writes for money now. Unfortunately, after I am done re-writing the original documents, I have a strong urge to re-write my own versions about ten more times. I don’t have time, though. Deadlines are a bitch.

This blog could certainly do with some re-writes. I think that may ruin the whole point of a blog, though, while I am not quite certain what the point actually is.

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Money, money, money… It’s not funny…

Posted by Line Larsen on October 11, 2008

Lately I have been attempting to earn some cash through Elance. It is great practice, both when it comes to doing projects and dealing with potential clients.

Let me tell you, though: Working as a freelance writer is no walk in the park. Poppy Z. Brite said: “If you’re a freelance writer and aren’t used to being ignored, neglected, and generally given short shrift, you must not have been in the business very long.”

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Waste of space

Posted by Line Larsen on September 7, 2008

“The four bachelorettes from ‘Sex and the City’ live a life of shopping and glamour. But does it mirror reality for most single women?” the article started. The body of text in itself wasn’t half as bad as the intro suggested, thank the questionable lord, but nevertheless.

Is this what we call journalism these days? Is this the angle the writer wanted? Is this what the readers desire?

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