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I'd like feedback on my Hub: How To Be A Freelance Writer

  1. Jamal Aidani profile image61
    Jamal Aidaniposted 4 months ago

    Hi Hubbers,

    I'd like some help with passing the Quality Assessment Process. Will you please give feedback on my Hub How To Be A Freelance Writer (must be signed in to view). What can I do to improve? Thanks!

    1. theraggededge profile image95
      theraggededgeposted 4 months ago in reply to this

      Hi there,

      You've asked for feedback on this one before. Did you use any of the advice you were given? It doesn't appear so, hence my critique is going to be somewhat harsh. Apologies in advance, but you are writing about a subject which many of us know a lot about - so prepare for some tough feedback.

      Any article about the craft of writing should be perfectly written and formatted. Grammar must be spot on. The same with spelling, punctuation and word-use.

      There are many grammatical errors, typos, misuse of punctuation all the way through your hub. I hope your freelance writing career is in a language other than English, otherwise, it simply isn't good enough.

      The writing is far too 'wordy'. More words doesn't equal better writing. In fact the opposite is true. Learn how to cut out unnecessary words, such as 'that'. If the sentence makes sense without 'that', then it shouldn't be used.

      As an experienced freelance writer giving out advice to others, you might make use of paragraphs. Huge, clunky blocks of text are not inviting to read, especially on mobile devices. Remember, one point/idea = one paragraph.

      Carrier is someone who carries. I think you mean 'career'.

      The Amazon capsule at the top looks spammy.

      "Frankly speaking, I wasted a lot of time browsing the net looking for well-known websites such Craigslist"

      You don't need 'Frankly speaking'. You aren't speaking and it means nothing. It takes 2 seconds to look for, and find, Craigslist. Do you mean 'looking at'?

      "Economically speaking". The same as above.

      There are way too many errors for me to correct for you. You have to decide whether this topic is one you should be writing about in English.

      Hope that helps.

      1. Jamal Aidani profile image61
        Jamal Aidaniposted 4 months ago in reply to this

        I appreciate your feedback. you are truly right. When I go through my article for the second time I noticed that I have made a lot of mistakes. Thanks again for stopping by and correcting my mistakes. At least you did not ask me to stop freelancing as it makes me earn money.

    2. greenmind profile image89
      greenmindposted 4 months ago in reply to this

      Until you change this sentence, you're going to have trouble:

      "A relevant question that may come to your mind is how I became a freelance writer ? and how I made it as a carrier."

      1. Jamal Aidani profile image61
        Jamal Aidaniposted 4 months ago in reply to this

        Thank you greenmind. Thanks for stopping by.

  2. psycheskinner profile image80
    psycheskinnerposted 4 months ago

    For a start, you need to use correct sentence and paragraph punctuation.  I have trouble putting much faith in your advice about freelancing when you can't write technically correct sentences.

    1. Jamal Aidani profile image61
      Jamal Aidaniposted 4 months ago in reply to this

      I was not trying to convince you, that is my point of view anyway. thanks

      1. lobobrandon profile image83
        lobobrandonposted 4 months ago in reply to this

        Yes, but you are trying to convince your readers that you are a freelance writer. And with this article that just cannot be true. Maybe writing content for web 2.0 properties? Change the title to freelance writing for web 2.0 properties, you may even get some traffic thanks to the long tail keyword.

        Remove all the Amazon capsules, they're pointless. Did you give your own personal review on those books? If not, get rid of them.

        1. Jamal Aidani profile image61
          Jamal Aidaniposted 4 months ago in reply to this

          Absolutely agree. Thanks for dedicating some of your time to read my article. Okay I will remove those capsules.

  3. lobobrandon profile image83
    lobobrandonposted 4 months ago

    It may seem that the responses you're getting are rude, but writing in a second language is not impossible. It's going to take a lot of practice. Since you say you're getting gigs, that's a step in the right direction - it's practice that you are being paid for.

    But to better your writing, you're going to need to read a lot - A lot! You could start by reading news articles on renowned websites as that's where you'd find well-written pieces.

    You should start with the basics since you're getting basic sentence structure wrong. I'd suggest reading an English grammar book. Subject and Predicate and stuff like that.

    With your current level of fluency in the English language, I do not think you're going to get your hubs featured on this website anytime soon. Spend your free time improving your language skills rather than writing hubs.

    1. Jamal Aidani profile image61
      Jamal Aidaniposted 4 months ago in reply to this

      Thank you . I got the drift

 
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