Opinions and Suggestions needed from anyone willing to share.

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  1. H.C Porter profile image80
    H.C Porterposted 8 years ago

    As many of us are-I am looking for work. I have a few weekly columns I write for an online news source, but it doesnt pay the bills. I have been asked to submit 3 pieces of writing to demonstrate my writing ability for a position I am in the running for.
    My plea to all of my Beautiful Followers (or anyone who has read anything I have written) is; if there is a hub I have writen that has stood out to you above the rest, please do share.
    On the same note-if you enjoyed a hub, but think that a particular part should be changed to make the flow better to make it a better hub over all, please do share.
    (I really do need the money that this position would provide-so I am really nervous to choose the wrong hubs to demonstrate to them that I can do the job).

  2. profile image0
    Justine76posted 8 years ago

    well, do they merely need to see ability or does content matter?
    oh, just in case I need to go soon, Ill check back in, and let you know wich hub I think you could use, and...... GOOD LUCK!!!!!!

    1. H.C Porter profile image80
      H.C Porterposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      They asked for three pieces of writing- so I figured out of all people to ask, everyone here would be able to give the best feedback.
      Why do you ask?

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        Justine76posted 8 years agoin reply to this

        I dont know? I just figured if content mattered, then  I would read things of yours within that specific area?  I dont know. Ive never applied to anything that required me submhitting writing, other then graduating high schoool. If we can suggest any peice of writing based on the quality, thats easier. I think.
        maybe not....

        I think you are right, this is a good place to ask.

        for recent hubs, I loved "A mothers tough love"

        older, less emotional, yet still displaying your writing skills, "Sexy, Sassy, Chic-Women's Work Attire"

        I wouldn't change anything. Be you. If you got hired under pretenses of you being something else, the stress of living up to that could easily outway the pay.

        at any rate, I think your an awesome author, and I hope it all works out.

        1. H.C Porter profile image80
          H.C Porterposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          Thanks so very much ma'am...I do appreciate your opinion  smile

  3. Cagsil profile image81
    Cagsilposted 8 years ago

    Hey Holly,

    I do not know of any hubs that I have read that I would change. I only say that, because of one reason- what I think? should not make a difference, because I am a totally different person.

    It's your writing and my view, might or could, destroy your hard work. Grant it, it could improve it too, as a possibility, but either way, it destroys the "character" for which you write with.

    So, weighing both sides, I'm not really in a position, where I can make that decision. I'm sorry. sad I'd give anything to help.

    If it matters, I have faith in you and your ability to make the right choice. You're a pretty impressive lady, and your writing displays it quite nicely. So, with that said- I believe in you. smile

  4. H.C Porter profile image80
    H.C Porterposted 8 years ago

    Well that was a very unique and impressive way to say "I AINT TALKIN AND I AINT TELLIN YOU ANYTHING LIL MISSY..." lol, just kidding---thanks for the compliment  big_smile
    I think you're swell, as well  smile

  5. Cagsil profile image81
    Cagsilposted 8 years ago

    So, which is it?

    Content king?


    Quality of writing?


    Written Quality Content?

    tongue lol lol

    1. H.C Porter profile image80
      H.C Porterposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I guess I would choose CONTENT KING.... big_smile

  6. Cagsil profile image81
    Cagsilposted 8 years ago
    1. H.C Porter profile image80
      H.C Porterposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      thank you sir, very much appreciated  tongue

  7. Cagsil profile image81
    Cagsilposted 8 years ago

    You're quite welcome. smile wink

  8. Cagsil profile image81
    Cagsilposted 8 years ago

    Oh btw- I wouldn't change anything inside the three I mentioned. I would however ask you to re-read them yourself. I can only recall one error in the typing.

    You used the word "identify", but spelled it indentify. wink

    1. H.C Porter profile image80
      H.C Porterposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Only one! Awesome!!!
      That's pretty good, considering my spell check/ grammar check doesn't work- lol...

      1. Cagsil profile image81
        Cagsilposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        As I said...as I recall. There could be more, but that is the one that stuck out, when I tried to remember. I left comments on two of the three, by the way, which was the first time I had read them.......shame on my reading of my follower *slap self in head*... lol lol

        Both were good samples of your writing. smile

  9. Mike Lickteig profile image85
    Mike Lickteigposted 8 years ago

    HC, if I were to go through your hubs and suggest three for samples of outstanding content, I would likely suggest:

    A Mother's Tough Love.  This is a personal account with a message anyone can benefit from.  It is well written and strikes both a practical and emotional chord.

    Evolution of Parenting.  Your work here asks important questions about society and how it relates to our future and that of our children.  Your view of society and its effects on the lives of families and children are well taken.

    Body Language at Work or During an Interview.  More detached in nature, this is a good example of your ability to write about business etiquette and the importance of understanding its nuances.

    These three hubs are all varied in theme--the first is emotional, the second philosophical, the third practical.  All are helpful and written in a consistently fine style.

    I did notice some grammatical errors occasionally (mostly in the body language piece), and would suggest reading your work out loud to catch errors.  Sometimes we "hear" things we don't "see."

    I hope this is useful in some small way.  You have considerable writing ability, and I am rooting for you.


    1. H.C Porter profile image80
      H.C Porterposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you sir   smile  Your feedback means a lot. I think that you make a great point with your suggestions as to what I should consider when choosing each submission. Tonight I have gone back to hubs I wrote months ago and I too have found errors. Not as many in more recent hubs-but wow...what was I doing when I first got here? Some of the things I wrote, I don't even understand, lol... I guess I had forgotten how to write. I need to go back to the beginning and start proofing each and every article, I am a little scared  :?

      1. Mike Lickteig profile image85
        Mike Lickteigposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Hi HC. I'm hardly an expert on how to submit writing for professional consideration, and I hope that my intent in suggesting different themes or genres (or whatever we might choose to call it) made sense.  If you know specifically what type of writing is being sought, then you can submit work to precisely meet their expectations.  Otherwise, a variety of writing methods seems prudent.  A nice aspect of your writing is that your particular technique shines through, even while writing with differing styles and intent. 

        I know what you mean when looking back at earlier hubs.  I have corrected a lot over time, but noticed the other day that I mispelled "quandary" in a title.  It really gives me a chill to think that I put a spelling error in large letters at the top of a page for the world to see.  I haven't corrected it yet, either....

        Well, I hope it all come out as you wish it, and good luck.



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