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How Do I Find an Academic Editor?

By Samuel Josephs

Regardless of your education level, whether you are in high school, college, or a PhD program, it's almost impossible to avoid writing essays, articles, or papers, at some point along your journey. If you're not the best writer or self-editor, it can be tough to know where to seek help.

An academic editor can correct mistakes, check for consistency and tone, and offer invaluable suggestions before you turn in your papers. Engaging the services of an editor is always a good idea to perform one final check before you deliver the finished product.

But how can you find an academic editor? And what services should you expect them to provide?

Finding an academic editor

Use your school's resources

When looking for an editor, start by looking within your school or institution. There are probably many young scholars who are both familiar with your subject matter and have been trained to write and edit academically.

If there are local job or announcement boards for you school, try posting an ad, or try looking for the services you need in these locations.

Another promising place to look within your school is the writing center (if there is one). Many schools employ English majors and writers to meet with other students about their papers. Ask around to see if your school offers something similar.

Look online

Going online to seek help can be promising, especially if you're under a quick deadline or are not associated with a particular academic institution. Editing websites (like Editor World) offer instant editing services from professional editors with lots of experience. These platforms are a win-win: you get fast, high-quality feedback and editing on your academic work, while the editors can build their professional portfolios and earn money for their work.

There are many different outlets to find freelance editors online, so just make sure that the editors have experience in or some knowledge of your field. They should also be familiar with the style guide that you're using for a given piece, so it's smart to ask that upfront.

However you locate an academic editor, you may want to ask to see an editing sample or find out if they're writers themselves; both good indicators that you'll receive high-quality, professional services.

Services provided by an academic editor

If you are working on an academic essay, you'll likely be able to go over with an editor exactly what you need help with. Academic editors can provide a wide range of services, such as:

·         Grammar, punctuation, and spelling

·         Word choice

·         Style and tone

·         Structuring of paragraphs and/or ideas

·         Adherence to specific style guides (MLA, APA, Chicago, etc.)

·         Final proofreading to scan for errors

When you're seeking help with your academic writing, there are endless ways to find it. With the rise of the gig economy, more and more editors are going off on their own to help writers perfect their work. Start by researching the services your school provides for in-person sessions, such as a writing center, or dive in online and find fast, professional editing services at reasonable prices.

Editor World provides quick-turnaround academic editing services, whether you need your work back within two hours or two days. Explore our editors, prices, or get in touch with questions you may have about the academic editing process.

How I Earned All My Income From Writing In The Shortest Time Possible

By Ruth Barringham

I think I'd known all my life that I wanted to be a writer. Even as a child I would save up all my unused books from school and fill them full of stories plucked from my over-active imagination.

As an adult, my love of writing never faded, but I had no idea how to earn money from my writing, let alone how to earn a full-time income from it.

When the internet became popular, it made it easier to research and find the information I needed about how to be a writer AND how to earn money from my writing.

I did a course on writing and a course on website design because I quickly realized that a website plus great content were two of the most basic things I needed. And while my first website wasn't great, it quickly began to earn me money.

So then I dived into more and more ways to make money from writing. I read how-to manuals as well as books about writers who were already successful and how they did it.

And eventually I saw a common thread between all their successes, so naturally I soon understood that it was what I needed to do too.

The most amazing thing was that it was so simple, yet so few want to-be writers do it. And it's the one thing that helped me to earn all my income from my writing in the shortest time possible, and it's what still keeps it going today.

So here's the 'secret' -

You can't make money writing if you're not writing. This means you have to write every day. How simple is that?

To quote the famous motivational guru, Mike Littman, "In life and in business, you're either consistent, or you're non-existent." So if you're not consistently writing, you're not consistently earning.

This is what I learned early on; Habits are hard to break, so create a daily writing habit.

If you don't have anything to write, write in your journal. Just write about not writing and why you think that is. Or write about what you've been doing instead of writing. Or sit down and look through your ideas book (you do have one, don't you?) or reread your previous work for more inspiration. Or find some writing from a great author and copy it out by hand.

Just don't get distracted. Carve out your daily writing schedule and stick to it. Writing time means time sitting at a desk, being in your writing environment, and writing.

The legendary copywriter, Eugene Schwartz sat down at his writing desk at the same time every day and there he would stay for the next 3 to 4 hours and would only allow himself to either work or sit and do nothing. So eventually, no matter how reluctant he was to write, he'd start sooner or later, after which, it was easy to keep going.

And that's what I do too. I keep to my writing schedule and guard it from distractions like a mama bear guards her cubs.

So if you're not already writing every day, the time to start is now.

About the author: Ruth Barringham has been working as a writer for many years and earns all her income from her writing. Along the way she has also helped thousands of others to earn money from their writing too. You can learn more about how to do it, plus discover writing markets, writing products and hundreds of free articles that can help you to become a successful and profitable writer too, at https://ruthiswriting.com.

Marketing Writing: How To Attract More Clients And Customers

By Elisabeth Kuhn

Is your website getting the results you're hoping for? How many visitors stick around, and how many of those that do are taking action?

You hope they opt in to your list, or, even better, buy something. Instead, many say "Ho-hum" and trundle off, never to be seen again. What to do?

Upgrade the writing on your website. Or set up special sales pages with powerful marketing writing - also known as copywriting.

How I discovered the power of marketing writing

About 10 years ago, I was a linguistics professor in an English Department, and the resident grammar guru. And then... I discovered internet marketing.

More specifically, I discovered that when I read certain sales letters, I couldn't get my credit card out of my wallet fast enough to buy whatever it was they were selling.

"What the... ?" I thought.

Since my area of expertise was studying language used for persuasion, I was intrigued. These writers were masters of persuasion, far beyond what I had ever imagined was possible.

And just around that same time, I was getting letters in the mail from AWAI - about their 6 Figure Copywriting Course.

And yes, those letters were very persuasive. So much so that I was soon the proud owner of said course and started working my way through it.

I figured since I was skilled at crafting language, this would be something I'd be good at too. And as it turned out, I was.

I got my first paying customer, a legal marketing firm, soon after I finished my course. Eventually, I left academia to go into marketing full-time.

What Is Copywriting, AKA Marketing Writing?

Copywriting comes in several categories, and they all work together. Here are five of the main ones:

·         Sales Letters

·         Website Marketing Writing

·         Opt-in Pages

·         Lead Magnets and Pre-sell Reports

·         Email Marketing Writing

Here's how it works:

Sales letters or sales pages are standalone web pages with highly focused persuasive writing that endeavors to sell a product or service.

The key is to keep the visitor reading until they just have to have the product or service that's offered.

Website marketing writing is a bit less "sales-y" and more personal, and it's designed to draw in the visitor and make them keep reading... preferably until they decide to take some kind of action.

Opt-in pages offer their readers one type of action to take that's relatively low-risk. In exchange for a compelling "free gift," also known as a lead magnet, the visitors provide their email address so you can follow up with them - and build a relationship with them.

Some of these lead magnets are pre-sell reports - special reports that provide information about a specific subject the visitor is interested in.

They also make the reader realize that they need and want to take "the next step" - conveniently suggested in the report, generally with a link to a sales page.

Email Marketing - The Crucial Next Step

Once your visitors have signed up for more information, you can send them a series of carefully crafted emails. They will help them get to know, like, and trust you.

Eventually, these emails will persuade many of them to become your customers and buy what you're offering or recommending.

Will everyone buy? Not quite, but a much larger percentage of the visitors will buy than would have without the follow-up emails.

Obviously, the better the emails, the more people will take action!

More Marketing Writing

Meanwhile, there are more ways to tap into the power of marketing writing, or copywriting.

Have you ever watched a (sales) video that seemed absolutely endless and you really wanted to do something else, but you just couldn't stop watching? And when it was over, you might have even bought what was offered?

Guess what! That too is copywriting. Somebody crafted the text that was narrated in the video!

The same is true for social media messages and ads.

How can you benefit from marketing writing?

If your website is not getting you the leads and clients you're hoping for, it might be time to look at ways to power up your marketing writing.

You can use the tips above to work on it yourself. Or you could get some feedback from an experienced copywriter.

Are your website visitors taking action and opting into your list or buying your products or services? If not, you might benefit from giving the copy or the marketing writing on your site a makeover.

I'd be happy to take a look and give you some tips on how you can get better results...

Just visit me at http://RichmondWebMarketing.com, send me an email through the "About" page, and we'll schedule a time!