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Freelance Writing Guide

Freelance Writing Guide

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Published by Joy Lynskey
Learn the very basics of becoming a freelance writer.
Learn the very basics of becoming a freelance writer.

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Published by: Joy Lynskey on May 26, 2011
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How To Write High Quality Articles
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Time Management for the Freelance Writer
Page 11
 
Getting Started as a Freelance Writer
Page 15
 
How to Bid for Outsourced Work 
Page 20
 
Meta Tagging for Freelance Writers
Page 25
 
How to Get Published on Write Sites
Page 28
 
Freelance Writing Tools
 
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ow to Write High QualityFreelance Articles
Employers and agents frequently require “high quality” articles;
failing to meet that expectation leads to the rejection of your work,or means that you will not win the bid in the first place.New freelance writers know there will be hoops through which they must jump to get,
and keep, their jobs. They often ask for a concise definition of the phrase “high quality article.”
The new freelancer can fortunately count on a degree of consensus among employersand publishers, at least in terms of what they expect from a high quality article writtenfor the web.Experience proves that clients and submission sites routinely set the followingminimum expectations. Satisfy these guidelines, and you are on the path to earningmoney as a freelance writer.
Readability 
Keep your article easy to read. Writing for the web is often entirely different fromacademic writing such as your college papers.
Cast aside the old notions of “full” paragraph development. Du
e to the nature of readingprose on a screen, rather than a printed page, web writing demands shorter paragraphs,commonly no more than two or three sentences.Sometimes one sentence makes for an effective paragraph onthe web.
 
 Your objective is to keep paragraphs of an article brief and punchy. Do not ramble. High quality web articlesare focused pieces.
 
Add “air” to your articles. Even short pieces can
sometimes be split into two or three subsections.
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