Contests and Promotions from All NEW Research & Writing Contest from RWC is HERE!

New Writing Contest from RWCHey, people! The new writing contest from the RWC is here! This time we offer more money, more prizes and an additional chance to score a job with the as a guest blogger for our site!

And this offers even more benefits! But watch out as the assignments are going to be more complex than the previous time, and we expect even more elaborate writing from you, guys!

We encourage you to READ the INSTRUCTIONS carefully, because we are going to ban any submissions, which will fail to correspond to our requirements!

The contest will last for a month, just as the previous one, and we decided to keep the scheme just as it was – we choose the finalists and you vote for the finalists! Read the rest of this entry »

Freelance Writing: Simple Tips on Complicated Topics Is It Possible to Be A Good Freelance Writer, While Being a Lousy Person?! PART 2

ResearchWritingCenter Blog ArticleHey folks! Missed me? :) I hope that the first part of this article did not offend you personally. You can check it out right here!
This article, as a whole, described exaggerated version of some of the behaviors exhibited by a limited number of freelance writers.
Some of the stories are a generalization of how things may turn out, or how they look from the sidelines, to someone not directly involved in the discussion (with the RWC support team or with the customer).
So, don’t take anything here personally, unless you actually see that some of these behaviors are becoming a part of your life.
Let’s proceed to the next ‘type’ of freelance writer:
The Arrogant Pro
This might actually be the toughest nut to crack! People who are very smart sometimes display a certain arrogance towards others, especially towards co-workers. Think of the fictional medical genius portrayed by Hugh Laurie, in House, but not so extreme. This applies to freelance writers as well. Many of them tend to think that since they have done so many papers, they know, better than the client does, what the client needs. Read the rest of this entry »

Freelance Writing: Simple Tips on Complicated Topics Optimizing Your Freelancing Software Package – PART 2

Choose the Right Freelancing SoftwareHey, we’re back, bringing you with the second part of our software optimization edition. If you missed the first part, you can find it here.
We don’t want to waste any of your time with an introduction. So let’s cut to the chase:
Word Processing
I’m sure that most of you use MS Word 2003/2007, and it is doubtless one of the best readily available solutions for word processing. This software provides great assistance, especially if, like me, you have a bad habit of typing faster than your brain, and make a lot of typos as a result. However, there is more to the usability of a word processor – how intuitive is the interface, how reliable is it, for example? There’s no doubt about the fact that this is one of the best solutions for word processing available.
However, I am sure that you have faced the frustration of trying to open a document with MS Word, and got a nasty gram that the file was not supported or that the file wasn’t properly decoded. For the non-tech-savvy among us, this is not a simple matter to resolve. Read the rest of this entry »

Freelance Writing: Simple Tips on Complicated Topics Is It Possible to Be A Good Freelance Writer, While Being a Lousy Person?! PART 1

Article on Freelance WritingThis question is a bit controversial and might raise some eyebrows, but we still want to address it. Why? Because, over the years of working with freelance writers, we, here at, have discerned something of a psychological portrait of what makes a good one.

We want to share with you what we have observed. Now, you might ask: what does it mean to be a good person? You might wonder how this relates to a freelance writing career. Well, you may be surprised to discover how your character overlaps with your freelancing career.

This past several months offered plenty of inspiration, and there is much to share. For manageability, this article is appearing in two less overwhelming sections. This should help in making it more understandable, and of course, I don’t want to tire you or take time from your research on a writing gig. :)

For the sake of our argument, we want to add that the term “lousy person” in the title refers to personal traits that affect your freelancing experience. This doesn’t mean that, if you possess some of these traits, it makes you a bad person, a bad friend, or a bad family member. However, it is difficult to avoid the conclusion that your personal attitudes towards key things affect your work: any kind of work, not just freelance writing. Read the rest of this entry »

Contests and Promotions from RWC Photo Contest: Great Pictures, Great Freelancers, Great Memories!

Winning PhotoAs you probably already know – we have a winner for our first Photo Contest from RWC! We congratulate the winner – Mikka Jillian Sy! You are eligible for the main contest prize of $500! There was a lot of competition and the votes were pretty much tied for a certain period of time!
But in the end you managed to attract the most significant number of voters and win the contest! :)
We weren’t sure about the winner up until the last couple of hours of the voting period, it was quite intense and we found it interesting to watch how submissions race each other, receiving more and more votes:)
As for the rest of you, guys, you can see the winning submission on the top! We find it pretty symbolic, because for a lot of people, freelance writing is just another occupation, mostly part-time. That’s why, there isn’t that much room for it in peoples’ lives and that can be said for desks of these people: freelancing workshops don’t take that much space there too.
But there were so many great contest submissions, which also deserve to be mentioned! So we wanted to commemorate this blog post to our favorite submissions for our photo contest. Read the rest of this entry »