Starting a career as a freelance writer is relatively straightforward. Unlike some careers that require countless years of experience to get your foot in the door, working as a writer online requires nothing more than tenacity, dependability, and a bit of hard work. Oh, and writing chops don’t hurt.
Few clients will expect you to produce breathtaking prose at the drop of a hat, but your work does need to stand on its own. I can’t tell you how disheartening I find it to read copy peppered with misspellings and grammatical mistakes. I’ll be the first to tell you that every writer makes mistakes, myself included. Look closely and you’ll probably find errors in this very blog post.
While casual errors do crop up from time to time, it’s your responsibility as a professional writer to understand the ins and outs of the English language. If you’re still struggling to understand the difference between your and you’re, or you simply can’t wrap your head around to, two, and too, writing may not be the career for you.
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Ah, Textbroker. If you’ve spent any time working as a freelancer, you’ve likely heard the name tossed around, often with a few expletives thrown in for good measure. Few sites have as many detractors as Textbroker, the once-thriving content mill that has watched a large portion of its market share dissipate over the course of…Read More