Freelance Writing: Simple Tips on Complicated Topics Start Working With RWC: a Guide for “Rookies”

ResearchWritingCenter - a Guide for RookiesToday I’ll be guiding you through ResearchWritingCenter’s application procedure. You may have already been through the application process with other similar freelancing companies. However, this does not guarantee an effortless application for a position with us. This is not meant as a threat of any sort; this is just a gentle heads-up. You may simply be a bit baffled at the apparently peculiar stuff we ask of you before accepting your application. If you actually absorb the following, you may increase your chances of getting a job with us. It’s good for you, rather like spinach =)!

So, you may already have checked our website and know the steps needed to be accepted: fill out the registration form, complete a test task and pass a phone interview.

Let’s start with the first one.
The registration form requires posting your CV (résumé, if you wish) and sample(s) of your work. Any genre of document is acceptable. Just select a paper of which you are really proud, and which properly represents your writing skills. And as for the CV, a general rule is; the more info, the better. Just ensure its relevance to a possible freelance writing position. Note: “worked at an Apple Store for 2 months” is probably not relevant to freelance writing. Well, ok, maybe if you exploited that position to become a power user of word processing and other applications, but otherwise, not really=)

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Freelance Writing: Simple Tips on Complicated Topics RWC for Dummies: Getting Started

RWC for Dummies-Getting StartedI’ll bet many of you are puzzled by how complex the process seems to be to get started in freelancing with ResearchWritingCenter. I’m here to share some tips and insights to help make this a friendlier environment for you.

A lot of writers are initially put off by how hard it is to get started. They apply for lots of orders, but don’t get any work. Here’s the exclusive scoop on how things work:

Let’s start with an analogy: Say you are a carpentry contractor. Each of your employees has a unique, specialized skill within carpentry. With experience, you know whom to assign to which task. Mike, a superb cabinetmaker, crafts beautiful kitchens. Joe, a wizard with framing, installs windows and doors. John has a way with trusses, so he does roofs for you. Remember, this is an analogy; stay with me here…

OK, so a new applicant appears. He tells you a lot about himself, and how great a carpenter he is. You believe him and hire him on.
Concurrently, you get a big repeat job from a loyal customer. The new employee wants “in” on this plum job.

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Company News ResearchWritingCenter – A “Gold Mining” Experience

ResearchWritingCenter - a Rewarding ExperienceIf you’re one of our rookie freelancers, then you may wonder why it’s so difficult to get an assignment right now. Well, as you may have noticed, it’s summer! Many of our clients take some vacation. This means fewer orders at this season – actually ten times less than in our high-demand periods!

Despite these fluctuations, what I like about our business is how it surprises me. Listen to this: A guy recently placed an order with several weeks lead time. The order seemed to be straightforward. The assigned writer (whose ID number I will not disclose, to avoid exposing him to jealous messages) wrapped up the job way before the deadline.

The client received the paper without comment (not unusual, by the way). In a couple of days he got back in touch again to tip the writer 100 bucks. I’ll bet that you didn’t even know that tips were possible!

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Company News ResearchWritingCenter Is Getting More Social

ResearchWritingCenter is Getting More SocialI’m pretty sure that most of you are social. And by that I mean that you like to spend time with your friends. These days, some of that time is probably online, checking in on social networks like Facebook.

Well, I have good news for you – we at the ResearchWritingCenter decided that combining your social life with your freelancing life is a good idea. That is why I’m proud to inform you, that we will soon launch ResearchWritingCenter pages onto a number of social networks. Although this is a work in progress, I can tell you that Facebook, Twitter and MySpace are definitely on the list.

As we know, many of you use mobile devices to access social and other resources on the web. Our social network page(s) will make it easier for you to check for any updates from us. Our page will include key info about ResearchWritingCenter. Importantly, you will also be able to message us. We’ll be sure to respond to all such missives as soon as possible.

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Company News Happy Winter Holidays!

Dear All,

We wish you all the very best this winter and the upcoming year 2010. Let luck, success, happiness, health, joy, wealth be with you and all the difficulties pass by.

Thank for your work and dedication this year. In 2010, we will keep working on getting more orders for you to write, since we know that we can rely on – both in terms of quality and desire to cooperate.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! Team