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Pay me. Up front. At least half. Then I start work.

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“There are two individuals who I will do work for without payments in advance. That’s because if they don’t pay, it means flying pigs are crashing into the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse. Otherwise, I just can’t afford to bear … Continue reading

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How to beat the 250-word challenge

  All freelance writers are grateful for fresh assignments. We like to write and most importantly, we like to eat. And as always when one particular writing assignment comes in, as it does three or four times a year, I’m … Continue reading

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The moron’s guide to style sheets

I’m writing about this because although I fancy myself as an editor, among other things, I tried to edit my way through my first full book copyediting assignment, Alan Wilson’s Policing Ireland’s Twisted History, without a key tool. A style … Continue reading

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