Company News Latest Updates: New Tutorials for Citation Styles

ResearchWritingCenter.com logotype As anyone, who has ever written an academic paper, you probably know that the citation styles are quite important for the outcome of the paper.

A lot of institutions formalize this form of academic expression to an almost military extent – carelessness with the rules of a specific citation style is similar to being a deserter during war time! And a lot of people suffer the consequences of this type of attitude.

For all of our clients citations styles and adherence to them is vital.

That’s why we provide details for specific citation styles on our Format Requirements page, to keep us all on the same page, when it comes to dealing with citations. It contains links to major resources, which are extremely helpful for learning the peculiarities of each one of the available citation styles. Read the rest of this entry »

Freelance Writing: Simple Tips on Complicated Topics Freelance Writing: Stressed Piecework or Your Life’s Vocation?

what is freelance writing for you Are you at a crossroads between full time freelance writing and holding a full time conventional job? Can you think of dozens of arguments for both? Are you waffling over a decision?

If so, then you need to examine all the pros and cons of freelance writing with insight, and make an informed and genuine choice. There is definitely a long list of advantages and disadvantages to freelancing; however, you need to define what freelancing is for you individually: an unhealthy occupation, or a vocation for an entire life.

Freelance writing is often deemed to be an unhealthy profession because of the many stresses caused by the lack of steady income and work stability, and the need to spend excessive time at the computer, often accompanied by way too much junk food. The stressful situations that crop up in freelance writing are usually precipitated by the absence of work, and by dishonest customers. Such stress was incisively described by Robert Benchley definition: “The freelance writer is a man who is paid per piece or per word or perhaps.”

However, in reality, freelancing is not nearly as stress inducing as is commonly imagined in the contemporary business world. As with any other job, freelance writing is only as stressful as the current set of circumstances. For one thing, working with a firm that pre-screens and arranges payment for all work can reduce the probability of being “stiffed” by a client. Furthermore, the absence of regular work for a freelance writer is directly comparable to the potential for lay-offs from a full time position. Read the rest of this entry »

Contests and Promotions from ResearchWritingCenter.com Start Writing and Get Us Laughing Contest Submission: Does That Translate? An Unbearable Customer Interaction

Contest from RWC Finally, guys! We get to highlight the winner of our writing contest.

This submission won our hearts, especially because we know that it’s a true story, which makes it even more humorous. Check out the previous submissions for our “Start Writing & Get Us Laughing” contest.

The point of the contest was pretty simple – write an amusing story about freelance writing (fictional or from your own experience).

We’ve identified 5 winners of the contest and wanted to highlight these contest submissions for you. Next week, we’re starting a new series of useful freelance writing articles. So be sure to tune in. Read the rest of this entry »

Contests and Promotions from ResearchWritingCenter.com Start Writing and Get Us Laughing Contest Submission: I Did It for the Story!

Contest from RWC This week we are presenting you the 2nd place winner in our “Start Writing and Get Us Laughing” contest!

The point of the contest was pretty simple – write an amusing story about freelance writing (fictional or from your own experience).

We’ve identified 5 winners of the contest and wanted to highlight these contest submissions for you.

Make sure check back next week – the winning submission will be waiting for you!

“I Did It for the Story” by Shad W.

It was a cold December day in downtown Manhattan, NY. I was in my mid-twenty’s, but acted as old as I possibly could. Nokia had flown me in from Chicago to demo a new product line. I was in sales and dressed as if I was an Executive. The BIG launch was filled with various “Suits” and Corporate so-and-so’s. Read the rest of this entry »

Contests and Promotions from ResearchWritingCenter.com Start Writing and Get Us Laughing Contest Submission: Writing Now and Then

Contest from RWC In this article we’re going to highlight the 3rd place winner of our “Start Writing and Get Us Laughing” contest, which ended recently.

The point of the contest was pretty simple – write an amusing story about freelance writing (fictional or from your own experience).

We’ve identified 5 winners of the contest and wanted to highlight these contest submissions for you.

Make sure check back next week – another submission will be waiting for you!

This may not be the funniest of all submissions, but it definitely contains some philosophical points, which a lot of freelance writers should be sympathetic to! Read the rest of this entry »