Do you sell your writing for practically nothing? 100 for a print brochure or 59 cents per word? It may seem tempting to take on these cheap jobs. Immediately stop selling yourself so cheap! If you have any writing talent at all, you deserve much, much more than many of those freelance-writing sites can offer. It may seem tempting to take on these cheap jobs. You may think a little money is better than no money at all. But the time you spend writing a cheap article or e-zine could be much better spent looking for better paying jobs. They really are out there. 25,000 at the most, assuming you took a two-week vacation. 500 or more per month)? Will you have enough money to promote your business and bring in high-paying clients? Will you ever save for retirement or your children’s college educations or your dream home? Will you ever pay off your debt? It’s much less likely that you can do any of these things if you continue to be a cheap writer. The Internet is loaded with dozens of sites promising you all kinds of freelance work once you register (often for a fee).
Many of these sites, though certainly not all, exploit young, inexperienced or desperate writers. Worst of all, they make it very difficult for good, decent, talented writers to make a comfortable living at their craft. Here’s a typical scenario: Someone needs something written and heads for the Internet. They post their job on these cheapo sites and wait for the lowest possible bidders. 100 brochures shut out the experienced writers the ones who know what their services are worth . The truth is, you will never, ever be a prosperous writer if you accept low rates. In fact, you probably will be a miserable writer who will not last long as a freelancer. As long as the world is filled with cheap writers, it’s much harder for the rest of us to prosper. So I am imploring cheap writers to increase their prices. You will be pleasantly surprised when most clients will not balk at higher fees. You may find you get higher paying work because people perceive that you offer greater value when you change more.
Many writers who want to prosper will be more than happy to help you price your services in line with the going rates, your value to your clients, and the benefits your writing can bring. You really do have negotiating power a skill that can be learned. And remember, you have something the client wants: expert writing. The art of negotiating can be taught, and it’s really worth a little coaching to make sure you are paid what you are worth. 100 for a 500-word article, that writer is not professional and has no idea how to be a successful freelance writer. Many clients will know you are green and will take advantage of your cheap prices. A cheap writer cannot be a prosperous writer without a complete shift in thinking and acting. Protect your rights as a writer. Talk to people who know about these things. And above all, don’t cheapen yourself and other professional writers by accepting writing assignments that pay a pittance. It hurts all of us, it hurts the profession and it hurts you. For a reasonable estimate of writing, editing and related fees, click on this link: Writer’s Market 2008. You may charge more than the fees stated in this book if you have extensive experience in or knowledge of the industry. Also, some geographical areas more easily accept higher fees. In a later article I will talk about how to negotiate the best price for a freelance writing assignment. In the meantime, give yourself a much-deserved raise in 2008! You may find yourself getting more high-quality clients!
It’s the things that you observe with your senses. They vary in quality but not magnitude. Don’t discuss the results. A discussion is among the most critical sections of a lab report. It must be original. It indicates your ability to interpret and comprehend the results of the experiment. When you discuss the quality of your data, the reader should be in a position to draw conclusions from your results. Does the data support your initial hypothesis? Why or why not? Additionally, you may be required to discuss other scientists’ work. Are your findings consistent with theirs? Lastly, you can recommend what form the additional research might take. An example: “In this experiment, for the results to get an easy interpretation, we tried to minimize the role of friction. This is a list of the references cited in the lab report. An example may be your lab manual or textbook and sources from the scientific literature. You should never include sources that you did not cite in your text as much as they may prove to be useful background reading. The formatting of citations may vary from one academic field to another.
In the world of science, CSE and APA documentation styles are the ones that get used regularly. Don’t assume the required format, always check with your professor. So what did you learn from the experiment? A conclusion is a section where you state and demonstrate what you have learned from the research, regardless of whether your hypothesis was rejected or accepted. It is essential because it helps you to comprehend the value of the lab and persuades the reader that the lab was a success. You should be specific when providing the details of what you’ve learned. Don’t summarize the results (instead, give the implication or the meaning of your results) or deviate from the objective of your experiment. This is where you put information that does not necessarily have to be included in your report but can be of help to some readers who want to know more about the details. If you decide to have appendices, remember to make references to them at least once in your text. To referrer to all graphs, figures, and tables, you should number them.