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Forum: Transcription Services & Scopists 08-09-2016, 10:24 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 58,011
Posted By ShellieJ
The thing that bothered me was they have it set...

The thing that bothered me was they have it set up so transcribers transcribe every single thing the kid says, which is fine for literal transcription, but not fine for teaching a kid how to read...
Forum: Transcription Services & Scopists 08-08-2016, 03:00 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 58,011
Posted By ShellieJ
I saw a listing just recently and signed up. But...

I saw a listing just recently and signed up. But then I watched a tutorial (I can't remember if it is connected with the site or not), and the way they have the transcription done makes me think it...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 09-14-2015, 03:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,748
Posted By ShellieJ
Website needs some serious proofreading.

Website needs some serious proofreading.
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 07-08-2015, 11:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 577
Posted By ShellieJ
It's just that I keep running across these...

It's just that I keep running across these pointless threads that look like somebody's trying to get enough posts to put links in the signature, or something. I thought that stuff used to get...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 07-08-2015, 09:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 577
Posted By ShellieJ
Does this forum need more moderators?

Does this forum need more moderators?
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 07-05-2015, 07:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 10,598
Posted By ShellieJ
I agree with a lot of what you said, except you...

I agree with a lot of what you said, except you don't have to deal with clients who are unreasonable. The site makes it clear which clients are easy to work with. Some have 100 percent approval...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 01-26-2015, 10:45 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 18,157
Posted By ShellieJ
When I was starting out with Textbroker, someone...

When I was starting out with Textbroker, someone advised me to send a friendly note to their Support letting them know I had completed the first five. It can speed up the approval process,...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 11-20-2014, 08:06 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 902
Posted By ShellieJ
I'd also be interested in hearing if anybody was...

I'd also be interested in hearing if anybody was able to make this work. I gave it a whirl, but sometimes the pre-testing they make you do has wrong answers and there's no way around it. I found a...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 09-27-2014, 02:29 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 27,976
Posted By ShellieJ
I guess what I mean is Google management, not the...

I guess what I mean is Google management, not the search engine tool Google.

I was kind of hoping when these changes were rolled out that our WD articles would, in fact, become parts of actual...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 09-27-2014, 01:00 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 27,976
Posted By ShellieJ
I don't know, with all the speculation about...

I don't know, with all the speculation about Google, I still have more than enough old-school SEO writing available, and there are still bazillions of websites out there continuing to regularly...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 09-02-2014, 08:41 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,252
Posted By ShellieJ
I use a laptop with a separate keyboard and I...

I use a laptop with a separate keyboard and I have a second monitor also. The laptop sits off to the side, where it essentially functions as the CPU and provides the additional monitor. It's all...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 08-06-2014, 10:32 AM
Replies: 179
Views: 27,976
Posted By ShellieJ
But you already wrote it, so why not submit it? ...

But you already wrote it, so why not submit it? Especially if you can't use it elsewhere?
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 08-05-2014, 01:37 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 27,976
Posted By ShellieJ
Muse65, I would like to suggest you submit it to...

Muse65, I would like to suggest you submit it to WD under one of the appropriate keywords. If the reviewer thinks it's a 2, he or she will send it back and explain how they want it changed. At...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 08-01-2014, 09:46 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 22,001
Posted By ShellieJ
For future reference, Copyscape has a free...

For future reference, Copyscape has a free content comparison tool where you can paste the source material and your material and compare them. When I put these two paragraphs in the free Copyscape...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 08-01-2014, 07:45 AM
Replies: 179
Views: 27,976
Posted By ShellieJ
Yes, you keep your rights to the sample.

Yes, you keep your rights to the sample.
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 07-17-2014, 12:08 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 21,625
Posted By ShellieJ
Also too, the sense of gleefully hoping that the...

Also too, the sense of gleefully hoping that the site goes under. Why? I saw this with DMS some years back too. What's the point of wishing that a company goes out of business and a bunch of...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 07-17-2014, 12:04 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 21,625
Posted By ShellieJ
I don't really see where the whole conspiracy...

I don't really see where the whole conspiracy theory thing is coming from. They have a ton of work and some of it has not been getting done. The topics they outsourced were the ones nobody wanted...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 07-09-2014, 06:39 AM
Replies: 179
Views: 27,976
Posted By ShellieJ
This is when you have to give away the sample. ...

This is when you have to give away the sample. With WD, you keep your rights to the sample article and they don't use it.
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 07-02-2014, 12:35 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 21,625
Posted By ShellieJ
That makes no sense. What about when people copy...

That makes no sense. What about when people copy articles in from Word or Notepad?
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 06-26-2014, 05:23 AM
Replies: 179
Views: 27,976
Posted By ShellieJ
No, they're the regular WD guidelines. The...

No, they're the regular WD guidelines. The guidelines are reasonable for WD rates, especially since we can reasonably expect there's a good future in becoming proficient at what they want. But for...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 06-25-2014, 12:36 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 27,976
Posted By ShellieJ
I could see why it was that way before, because a...

I could see why it was that way before, because a lot of people simply aren't able to deal with cranking out 20 200-word articles every day, or whatever the limit per month was. But writing two or...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 06-25-2014, 04:23 AM
Replies: 179
Views: 27,976
Posted By ShellieJ
Those instructions are scary :eek: Their own...

Those instructions are scary :eek:

Their own writers would LOVE to do all this stuff directly with WD. I think the fact that we aren't being productive enough as a group is revealing. They've...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 06-23-2014, 12:02 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 27,976
Posted By ShellieJ
I think it's worth a try to contact them and...

I think it's worth a try to contact them and explain what happened.
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 06-13-2014, 07:50 AM
Replies: 174
Views: 21,625
Posted By ShellieJ
If you go to the end of the teams list for the...

If you go to the end of the teams list for the most recent additions (which at the moment is pg 34) and start there, and check out which ones have any assignments available and which actually have...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 06-02-2014, 04:55 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 11,329
Posted By ShellieJ
They provide a way to make money. I figure...

They provide a way to make money.

I figure a "good" content farm pays what it says it will when it says it will, and treats its contractors with respect. Even better, it has tons of work...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 05-27-2014, 05:05 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 11,329
Posted By ShellieJ
You don't think ANY are good? Ever?

You don't think ANY are good? Ever?
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 05-27-2014, 05:04 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 21,625
Posted By ShellieJ
Yeah, I'm not trying to make it sound really...

Yeah, I'm not trying to make it sound really great or anything. Part of my attitude probably comes from never using that site for anything more than some extra cash. I've gone months without...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 05-27-2014, 10:03 AM
Replies: 174
Views: 21,625
Posted By ShellieJ
But you don't have to accept those . . . ...

But you don't have to accept those . . .

This is why I don't get some of the complaints. If I open up an assignment and it has a list of requirements a mile long, I just close it. The only time...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 05-27-2014, 07:45 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 11,329
Posted By ShellieJ
:D Oh yeah!

:D Oh yeah!
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 05-26-2014, 07:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,020
Posted By ShellieJ
I don't think Textbroker counts as a bad content...

I don't think Textbroker counts as a bad content farm. It's a nice side gig and we can pick and choose what looks good to us. There are plenty of clients there who want something straightforward...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 05-09-2014, 07:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,872
Posted By ShellieJ
Instantly?

Instantly?
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 04-18-2014, 07:11 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,715
Posted By ShellieJ
I only added one, but it hasn't sold.

I only added one, but it hasn't sold.
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 04-16-2014, 07:41 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,760
Posted By ShellieJ
I've read everything on their FB page and have...

I've read everything on their FB page and have never seen them say they've fired many reviewers. I have a hard time imagining they would say that on their public page that everyone can see?

I...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 04-15-2014, 08:56 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,760
Posted By ShellieJ
I don't think they ever said that.

I don't think they ever said that.
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 04-12-2014, 08:31 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,295
Posted By ShellieJ
That's what I do. About $20 a week maybe, if...

That's what I do. About $20 a week maybe, if there's some easy stuff, especially if it's from a requester I've written for before. That's still an extra $1K per year for just writing up an easy...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 03-07-2014, 12:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,380
Posted By ShellieJ
The DMS forum has a thread in Studio News about...

The DMS forum has a thread in Studio News about upcoming changes.
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 03-03-2014, 11:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,609
Posted By ShellieJ
She said probably through Q1, so I assumed that...

She said probably through Q1, so I assumed that meant through March.
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 03-02-2014, 08:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,609
Posted By ShellieJ
They pay on Wednesdays for this project -- I got...

They pay on Wednesdays for this project -- I got paid last Wednesday for everything done through Tuesday. Did you keep track of your numbers? Deanna had said that they have a backup of the original...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 02-24-2014, 06:01 AM
Replies: 99
TB?
Views: 10,772
Posted By ShellieJ
But "She does not want to go to the grocery store...

But "She does not want to go to the grocery store nor does she want to go to the library" has an entirely different flavor than the more straightforward sentence. I got to thinking last night that...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 02-23-2014, 09:11 AM
Replies: 99
TB?
Views: 10,772
Posted By ShellieJ
Thanks for posting that. I tend to be really...

Thanks for posting that. I tend to be really good at grammar, but I'm never very clear about where commas belong. I'm always judging the use of commas by whether they have any practical value. It...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 02-17-2014, 08:29 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,380
Posted By ShellieJ
I'm approved for Fitness, Business and Careers. ...

I'm approved for Fitness, Business and Careers. There are about 1900 total this morning in those three sections.
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 01-29-2014, 06:14 PM
Replies: 99
TB?
Views: 10,772
Posted By ShellieJ
That does look pretty funny. As others have...

That does look pretty funny.

As others have mentioned, I wonder why in the world they don't clear out all that old stuff in the teams listing. If a team isn't active for a certain amount of time,...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 01-27-2014, 10:50 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,617
Posted By ShellieJ
I think that's a circumstance experienced by many...

I think that's a circumstance experienced by many :D
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 01-23-2014, 05:06 PM
Replies: 99
TB?
Views: 10,772
Posted By ShellieJ
I have also been wondering where all the work...

I have also been wondering where all the work went. You figure it must have gone somewhere, but I don't see it, and I'm registered with numerous mills. Unless most of the clients went to Elance et...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 12-02-2013, 11:41 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,317
Posted By ShellieJ
I was remembering that in J-school in the late...

I was remembering that in J-school in the late 1970s we were advised to write at an 8th-grade level. Most newspapers want to be accessible to nearly everyone.
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 11-21-2013, 09:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,074
Posted By ShellieJ
Also probably not the best idea to put email and...

Also probably not the best idea to put email and phone number here on a public forum.
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 09-21-2013, 09:02 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 10,293
Posted By ShellieJ
I doubt anyone is in the WD office today to check...

I doubt anyone is in the WD office today to check email, but I'll send a PM thru Facebook with a link to this page. Sometimes Jeremy is on FB over the weekend.
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 09-20-2013, 12:57 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 10,293
Posted By ShellieJ
Well, that's reassuring.

Well, that's reassuring.
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 09-08-2013, 04:15 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 8,187
Posted By ShellieJ
Yep, and then there's the professional student...

Yep, and then there's the professional student who actually pays for the privilege of being a student.
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 09-08-2013, 11:06 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 8,187
Posted By ShellieJ
I actually think this is a pretty good analogy. ...

I actually think this is a pretty good analogy. Both the person cooking in a fast-food joint and the one cooking in a high-end establishment are professional cooks, although they certainly are...
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