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  1. DzyMsLizzy profile image92
    DzyMsLizzyposted 10 months ago

    In today's mail arrived a check from Cambridge University Press in compensation for permission to quote a fair portion of one of my Hubs in a textbook for ESL students, on how to formulate an argument.

    This has been in the works for several months, and I was told I would be paid once it went to press!  Today was the day!  I am stoked!  This makes up for the pittance I have been making from HP directly.  wink

    1. AliciaC profile image96
      AliciaCposted 10 months ago in reply to this

      Congratulations, MsLizzy! How exciting for you!

    2. Snakesmum profile image88
      Snakesmumposted 10 months ago in reply to this

      That's great - congratulations!

    3. gmwilliams profile image85
      gmwilliamsposted 10 months ago in reply to this

      Congratulations Ms. Lizzy.  I am extremely happy for you.

    4. gerimcclym profile image86
      gerimcclymposted 10 months ago in reply to this

      Congratulations, Ms. Lizzy!  That is very encouraging. May I ask how Cambridge University Press located your hub? Did you send them a copy of it or did they find it online?

      1. DzyMsLizzy profile image92
        DzyMsLizzyposted 10 months ago in reply to this

        Apparently, they just stumbled upon it somehow.  ;-)

        1. gerimcclym profile image86
          gerimcclymposted 10 months ago in reply to this

          That is very good news. Congratulations to you once again!

    5. MarleneB profile image96
      MarleneBposted 10 months ago in reply to this

      It is so good to hear of your success. You deserve it. Congratulations!

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      Alexprooposted 10 months ago in reply to this

      Congractulation, it is realy a good news.

    7. kbdressman profile image92
      kbdressmanposted 10 months ago in reply to this

      That's Great!  You know you're doing well when someone else quotes you as an expert on a subject!

    8. sallybea profile image96
      sallybeaposted 10 months ago in reply to this

      DzyMsLizzy
      Delighted to hear your good news. I bet that made your day:)

    9. paradigmsearch profile image90
      paradigmsearchposted 10 months ago in reply to this

      You are my favorite teddy bear and have always been. big_smile

    10. junecampbell profile image83
      junecampbellposted 10 months ago in reply to this

      Congratulations. Well done.

    11. MsDora profile image93
      MsDoraposted 10 months ago in reply to this

      Congratulations!  Way to go DzyMsLizzy!

    12. Christy Kirwan profile image
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      Christy Kirwanposted 10 months ago in reply to this

      Great news! It's wonderful to have your work acknowledged this way.

      1. DzyMsLizzy profile image92
        DzyMsLizzyposted 10 months ago in reply to this

        Thank you, Christy!  I was pleasantly surprised, as well as stunned.  wink

    13. bravewarrior profile image94
      bravewarriorposted 10 months ago in reply to this

      Awesome. Congratulations, Liz!

    14. Diana Abrahamson profile image79
      Diana Abrahamsonposted 10 months ago in reply to this

      Well done on your achievement. Very exciting news!

  2. SusanDeppner profile image84
    SusanDeppnerposted 10 months ago

    Awesome news! Congratulations!

  3. Lisa HW profile image83
    Lisa HWposted 10 months ago

    Congratulations, Liz.    smile

  4. Billie Kelpin profile image89
    Billie Kelpinposted 10 months ago

    Wonderful News!  Nothing like validation and respect!  Whoo Hoo!  This is also encouraging for everyone here.  So happy for you!

    1. Billie Kelpin profile image89
      Billie Kelpinposted 10 months ago in reply to this

      Which hub is that?  It would be a good model for us.

      1. DzyMsLizzy profile image92
        DzyMsLizzyposted 10 months ago in reply to this

        It was my hub on why homework is a bad idea.  wink

  5. Phyllis Doyle profile image95
    Phyllis Doyleposted 10 months ago

    Hey MsLizzy - that is awesome news. Good for you!

  6. Blond Logic profile image91
    Blond Logicposted 10 months ago

    Fantastic news, I'm so pleased for you.

  7. NateB11 profile image90
    NateB11posted 10 months ago

    Very cool.

  8. Rochelle Frank profile image90
    Rochelle Frankposted 10 months ago

    That's great news! (You must have done your homework.)

    1. amuno profile image85
      amunoposted 10 months ago in reply to this

      Hahaha. Not a bad idea after all...

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        Alexprooposted 10 months ago in reply to this

        Congractulations,it is realy a good news.

    2. DzyMsLizzy profile image92
      DzyMsLizzyposted 10 months ago in reply to this

      LOL, Rochelle--nope--no homework at all.  It was an opinion essay.  wink

  9. Kylyssa profile image95
    Kylyssaposted 10 months ago

    Congratulations! Isn't it great how they hunt for quality material online and then treat the writer fairly?

    They picked up an article of mine on homelessness for use in a textbook for children 11-13 in late 2014 and they were a delight to work with. Their turnaround time from request to print is amazing and I have to say I never worked with a more pleasant editor.

    I'm very happy for you and I hope it leads to even more.

    1. gerimcclym profile image86
      gerimcclymposted 10 months ago in reply to this

      Congratulations to you as well, Kylyssa, for your writing! That is very encouraging.

    2. DzyMsLizzy profile image92
      DzyMsLizzyposted 10 months ago in reply to this

      Awesome, Kylyssa--did you work with Joanne?  She was very nice to work with.

      1. Kylyssa profile image95
        Kylyssaposted 10 months ago in reply to this

        I worked with Christina Hughes. I swear, everything she did was perfect and she left me feeling really good about the finished piece as well as the publication it went into. Our interaction was so short but she accomplished everything that needed doing in three, maybe four emails, and was unfailingly polite and respectful.

        [edited to add] OMG, I'm such a dumbass! I just looked up the emails to see how many there were for sure and realized it was a different publisher entirely! It was a different educational material publisher, Cambridge Media Group.

        Anyway, I'm glad you had a great experience and it's even good to find out that multiple educational publishers are making use of useful content they find online and treating those who write it well.

        1. gerimcclym profile image86
          gerimcclymposted 10 months ago in reply to this

          Definitely very encouraging to know that multiple publishing companies are seeking and finding quality writing online! Thanks for sharing.

        2. DzyMsLizzy profile image92
          DzyMsLizzyposted 10 months ago in reply to this

          The name sounds as though it could *possibly* be a related or subsidiary company....

  10. MizBejabbers profile image91
    MizBejabbersposted 10 months ago

    I like it! Congratulations on being a writer, a lady and a scholar.

  11. janshares profile image87
    jansharesposted 10 months ago

    Oh, how wonderful, MsLizzy. Happy for you. smile

  12. yecall profile image75
    yecallposted 10 months ago

    How great and we should all bear in mind that things like this can unexpectedly happen.

  13. vocalcoach profile image95
    vocalcoachposted 10 months ago

    Well congratulations MsLizzy!  This is wonderful news.

  14. Solaras profile image91
    Solarasposted 10 months ago

    That is wonderful!! Is there a possibility they might commission more work from you on other topics?

    1. DzyMsLizzy profile image92
      DzyMsLizzyposted 10 months ago in reply to this

      I have no idea.  That was not discussed.  I was floored to find that they'd stumbled upon the article in the first place, and found if worthy of inclusion in a text.  ;-)

  15. MelRootsNWrites profile image90
    MelRootsNWritesposted 10 months ago

    Congratulations!  It's great to be compensated for your hard work smile

  16. Stacie L profile image88
    Stacie Lposted 10 months ago

    This is wonderful news! And they wanted to pay you instead of taking it, is just incredible!  wink

  17. Jasmeetk profile image77
    Jasmeetkposted 10 months ago

    great news... Congratulations..smile

 
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