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The Importance of Good Writing Techniques
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The Importance of Good Writing Techniques

For many people with disabilities, freelance content writing and blogging is something we can do at home, to make an income to help pay our bills. Not only does this build self esteem, this is something that is theirs that no one can take away from them.

With this said, I have been writing online for over a year now. I put this whole blog together, in my head, while taking my Zumba class toniight, makingit one of the most enjoyable classes ever. I was proud and enjoyed myself tonight for becoming a better writer with the critiques that I got about my writing, at www.textbroker.com over a year ago, when I was very upset with them. Now, I wouldn't have it any other way. I'm on a good journey here, with my writing a result of these rejections. So I want to share the formal style of freelance writing with you, so hopefully you don't have to go through the same rejections. Saving you the tyranny, it will get you more work with better pay.

First of all, remember that you are champions no matter what. With this said, grammer and spelling must be correct for these sites, who match you with their clients. There are two things high on the list. Textbroker is big on how you use your pronouns. The same is true for most websites who want articles and blogs from writers like us. Two of the most common mistakes we writers make are the use of "your" and "it". They mostly want you to write in the third person. This is the way they break down:

you= Third person pronoun

your= having possession of

you're= you are

it= singular

its= plural

it's= it is

More professional content writing sites, such as www.merchantcircle.com, www.demandstudios.com and more, request the google style of writing from their writers. That means that all of the "about" stuff that you pick to write for their clients, must be written in "about" form. All the list stuff that you pick to write for them, must be written in a "How To" formant. To see end results or examples fn this, go to www.ehow.com.

Over here, we are little lax, which is nice. Then it is also good to strive to better your writing skills to get more work.  I hope to reach a lot of you with this.

Remember, hold your heads up. You're champions. You can do this.

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  1. pftsusan
    pftsusan
    I apologize for the slight mistake in the first paragraph between the second and third person. It was suppose to be the third person. I want to add when you are writing to make sure that all your content is origional and unique. Write using your own words with the facts.
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  2. Akanksha
    Thanks for the pointers Susan! I am sure they will help me and others. Good to know that you are doing well in this new field :)
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    1. pftsusan
      pftsusan
      It's nice to see you here. Thank you for voting. I'm glad to be of help. I will be over at The Flaming Vegan this afternoon to write another blog and vote for my family there, you included.
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  3. Lil Nana
    Lil Nana
    Voted, thanks for the tips!
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    1. pftsusan
      pftsusan
      Thank you for voting.
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  4. Daniel Andrei Garcia
    Daniel Andrei Garcia
    Vote 4. Susan, I really like this post. However, sometimes, I just let go. Sometimes I feel that grammar and structure are actually hindrances to what I wish to convey. Too often in fact have I discovered that looking into grammar too often, reduces the creativity factor. But that said, of course, it is important.
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    1. pftsusan
      pftsusan
      Thank you for voting. I got a little tired at the end. See Think of it as you're champions instead.
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      1. Teresa Thomas
        Teresa Thomas
        Susan, I just voted, but it's not showing it on there. I will check back by later to vote on it if I can. Nice job and thanks for the tips. I will take them to heart when I do my writings.
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        1. pftsusan
          pftsusan
          Thank you for voting, Teresa.You came up as #5. I think what is happening is there is heavy traffic on the internet this afternoon. My browsers are running slower too, with the uploads.
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          1. Teresa Thomas
            Teresa Thomas
            I see that. Thanks for letting me know. I will be busy today in various endeavors today. So, I'll be back later to add more on here then.
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            1. Teresa Thomas
              Teresa Thomas
              Once again, thanks for the information on here. I will have to work on this thought when doing my own writing. Though, I've never did well in English when I was in school, one can only improve in their craft with ongoing practice. I will definitely, be doing just that in the coming days. How can one finish up their profile on Test Broker? I'm having to finish up mine in order to get anywhere with that thought. Any tips, would be appreciated.
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  5. Carolyn
    Vote #6 Susan! Great idea for an article!
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    1. pftsusan
      pftsusan
      Thank you Carolyn.
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  6. SignLanguage
    Good points. Correct grammar is important for writers... I've noticed that, too! Even more so for translators. Anyhow, i have a new post too! Check it out: Who is Handicapped?
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    1. pftsusan
      pftsusan
      Thank you and I'm going right over to check yours.
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  7. Broken English
    Broken English
    Voted. Very helpful article, thank you. I don't wish to be pedantic but shouldn't that be "you're" champions at the end, rather than "your"???! I think you noticed that yourself anyway, didn't you? It just goes to show how easy it is to make that kind of mistake!
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    1. pftsusan
      pftsusan
      Thank you for the vote.You make those mistakes too? We are not alone.
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      1. Broken English
        Broken English
        No, we all make those mistakes sometimes Susan! I would suggest always spell-checking at the end, and maybe getting someone else to cast a fresh eye over your writing, before going public with it, as it is often very hard to see your own mistakes.
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  8. sweedly
    sweedly
    I enjoyed reading this. Got some good pointers on how to and how not to write. I try not to have spelling mistakes but often times I hit the wrong key or miss a key and don't notice my mistake until after the time to correct it is long gone. Voted!
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    1. pftsusan
      pftsusan
      Thank you sweedly. Another fellow writer sent me to another site that I had never heard of because I'm going to be having surgery on my right eye this year. This requires me to be off my feet, 2-6 weeks while recovering. Thus leaving me out of the professional workforce enterprize for roughly the same amount of time. I'm taking all of my tests on the site tomorrow. I will write a few artcles. If by Sunday, I like it, I will write all about it here.
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  9. Susan Keeping
    Susan Keeping
    Good tips. I'm mad at Textbroker. I got demoted to level 3 because of one because of using US spelling rather than British in one word (Textbroker UK) I can take that, however all the jobs I see being offered are for people at level 4; no chance to redeem myself. I moved on to sites such as Scripted.
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    1. Broken English
      Broken English
      I have signed up for Textbroker too Susan, and there are currently no jobs for my level (I am at level 3) too, but there are at the other levels. So, as you say, how can you get work? Thanks for the tip about Scripted!
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      1. pftsusan
        pftsusan
        Maggie, you can still write for level 2 on that level rate plan until they come in for level 3. Also keep checking in. When I first signed up, over a year ago, there were a lot of level 3's. Clients basically stopped requesting that level because textbroker lets most of the new writers in on this level, thus the clients were not getting what they asked for. So to stay with textbroker, most of these clients paid them less and took the level two writers, instead. Then others went up to the level four writers, to pay them more to get what they needed out of us. Three good things about textbroker, you can keep writing 24/7 around the clock with no limits on the amount of articles to turn in. When the client requests a revision from you, you could reject it or let it run out rather take the risk on them lowering your writing level. And they pay once a week.
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        1. Broken English
          Broken English
          Ah thanks Susan, I didn't realise you could still write at a level below! I will stick with it then.
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    2. pftsusan
      pftsusan
      So they wanted the British spelling. I see. Right now, the highest of what they are offering is on level 4. Then the second highest is level 2. Then level three. Almost nothing for level 5. Most of those writers are getting direct assignments. Thanks for Scripted. I'll check into it.
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      1. Broken English
        Broken English
        They want British spelling? Well that is encouraging as that is how I write, being British! I thought they had put me at level 3 (which means good, but with some errors) rather than 4 because I was using British spelling, etc, rather than American! But maybe they just start most people at 3 until they have actually done an assignment. How easy is it to get upgraded to another level?
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        1. Susan Keeping
          Susan Keeping
          I started at 4, one article got me dropped to 3. The client accepted the article and seemed to like it.
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  10. Shabs Online
    Shabs Online
    Great Susan....really liked this blog....voting though I know am late already! :)
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