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Perks of Writing

Updated on April 26, 2010

There are perks to this writing business. Who would of thought!

I recently wrote a review on Ginger Software. It was this new spelling grammar checker that was out there. I tried it out of course being that I could use all the help I could get in that department. I discovered though that Microsoft words and Microsoft works were two different things as when I tried Ginger Software out it did not work, but I still managed to give a good review on it and the cost and pricing of this new product. Ginger software also was above and beyond your average spell checker in that it also worked on the internet and you could spell check right on the internet say if your writing a email or posting on forums so on and so forth. This did work for me for I had the right web browser which was internet explorer. I thought this feature was fun, and useful, so I wrote a second review on the internet spellchecking feature Ginger software offers.

 The Perks

Some time later I got a personal email from one of the officials at Ginger software. They thanked me for my articles on Ginger, and in that thanks they wanted to offer me free software subscription for a year, and to advise them in any glitches the software may have that I encounter for I did mention in my review I managed to stump the spell checker in a word I spelled for the software had no idea what I was trying to say. I had simply forgotten to put a space in between the words. For another special thing about Ginger software was it was supposed to catch words that can commonly be mistaken for other words for example say you meant whether and you spelled it weather. It would pick that up depending on your sentence content that you meant whether not weather. I was deeply honored by this, and also a bit ecstatic. OH YEAH!!! While Ginger software was not compatible yet with my writing software I still loved the internet feature and could still use Ginger to correct my articles. I wrote in my word processor and even use spell check there. I then transfer my writing from word processor over to the site I am publishing on lets say Hub Pages. It is now on the internet so I can then use Ginger and spell check my writing again to make sure its as error free as it can get the click publish!

Humbling Experience

As awesome as this was it was a humbling experience as well. I realized my words do reach people. It also made me realize the power of the written word and what it can do. I also wondered jokingly if I wrote about Friskies cat food would it be seen by them, and I get a free supply of cat food for a year? Moral of this is if you are up for it writing can truly be rewarding. Writers unite!

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      thevoice 7 years ago from carthage ill

      terrific great hub reading I enjoy reading thanks

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      coffeesnob 7 years ago

      the perks are indeed there. Thanks for writing!

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      "Quill" 7 years ago

      There are many perks out there, writing to companies about your concerns seem to generate little or no response but choose to do so in a public forum and it is surprising the response on gets...

      Blessings and thanks you Janny

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      JannyC 7 years ago

      Thank you for voice, coffee and Quill. Im glad you enjoyed it thank you for stopping by.

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      Mystique1957 7 years ago from Caracas-Venezuela

      Dearest Janny...

      How well deserved your Free subscription! It was your good intent and decision to honestly help others out, that put the Law of Attraction in motion and you were rewarded! Stick to that attitude, deary! You'll get much more than a Free subscription! Believe it with all your might and it will be so!

      Thanks for sharing!

      Thumbs up!

      Warmest regards and infinite eternal blessings,

      Al

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      Rafini 7 years ago from Somewhere I can't get away from

      You mean I finally have a job with perks? lol

      Congratulations on finding one and thanks for sharing!

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      loveofnight 7 years ago from Baltimore, Maryland

      it is good to know that someone cared enough to let you know that your words had power.

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      JannyC 7 years ago

      Thank you Al for stopping by! So happy to see you and Im glad you enjoyed my little hub. Laws of attraction? Hmmm perhaps!

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      JannyC 7 years ago

      Keep at it Rafini and you never know what can happen in this business. Thank you for stopping by.

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      JannyC 7 years ago

      Thank you loveofnight. I know exactly I was like stunned the company had time to even read my little review about them. Thank you again for stopping by always love your comments.

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      Tammy Lochmann 7 years ago

      Good for you!...You have stumbled on something here. Isn't it funny how things work out that way.

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      JannyC 7 years ago

      Thank you Tammy! And Yep it sure is!

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      Mike Lickteig 7 years ago from Lawrence KS USA

      Janny, that's terrific! It's nice to know that someone is reading our words.... Often it feels like no one is reading, so it is nice to have the verification. Must have been a good review.

      Mike

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      JannyC 7 years ago

      I guess so! I did kind of diss them at first though but still they were nice and as a thanks offered me the software free. Thanks so much for stopping by.

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      prasetio30 7 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Thanks for share your experience using perks software. I never know about this software before. I always Microsoft Words to help me in writing, especially to spell check. Good work, Janny!

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      JannyC 7 years ago

      Happy to see you my friend! Thank you for stopping by.

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      James A Watkins 7 years ago from Chicago

      Thank you for the insightful information. I enjoyed your article. Well done!

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      JannyC 7 years ago

      Happy you enjoy James!

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      Tony McGregor 7 years ago from South Africa

      I also enjoyed this read and I'm glad you were able to make a difference and that it was noticed. Thanks for sharing this experience.

      Love and peace

      Tony

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      JannyC 7 years ago

      Welcome tonymac! Happy you enjoyed. Never know it could happen to you too.

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      Springboard 7 years ago from Wisconsin

      It is one of the things about the Internet. You don't know who is out there listening (Internet radio), reading (blogs and HubPages), and watching (YouTube). But certainly there are many more doors open today than there were years ago. The word "publish" has evolved to include a lot more than it did before.

      Keep writing. Keep hubbing. :)

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      JannyC 7 years ago

      Thank you Springboard that is so true what you said.

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      Pastor Dr. Carlotta Boles 7 years ago from BREAKOUT MINISTRIES, INC. KC

      Thank you JannyC for sharing your experience and sharing this info. YOUR GREAT!!!

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      JannyC 7 years ago

      Welcome Drpastor! And thank you for your comment happy to see you stopped by. Blessing to you!

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      epigramman 7 years ago

      you put the perk into writing

      and you put the writing into perk!

      I am quite frankly flabbergasted!

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      JannyC 7 years ago

      Thank you so much Epigramman. Flabbergasted? Wow.

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      epigramman 7 years ago

      the perks of writing: you get to follow JannyC and learn about Dr. Seuss!

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      JannyC 7 years ago

      Aww your too kind my friend thank you.

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      MMMoney 7 years ago from Where U Can Make More Money

      very nice hub

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      JannyC 7 years ago

      Thank you MMMoney for stopping by.

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      billyaustindillon 7 years ago

      Thanks Janny - very useful and the software heads up is great - Lord knows I need help in grammar and checking my writing!

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      JannyC 7 years ago

      Yep I love my Ginger software now!

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      epigramman 6 years ago

      the perks of writing part 2: well you get to write for great people like Janny C who is open-minded, intelligent and perceptive!

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      JannyC 6 years ago

      Aww thanks E your comments are too kind.

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