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Old 06-10-2009, 01:09 PM
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I got rejected as an editor, BUT I got accepted as a Writer!!! I haven't heard on the Title Proofing thing yet, but I just applied for all of them. Haha.

I'm so happy. I've made around ten dollarsoneHow so far this month, but I really need more income than that. I better go fill out my 1099 so I can get started!!

Any advice for the newbie?
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Old 06-10-2009, 01:27 PM
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Read through the Style Guide a few times before you write your first article. Make sure you follow it completely to avoid rewrites.

Also, you must link good resources in the section at the bottom. Avoid using competition websites like About.com, WebMD.com, etc. They are listed in the style guides. Try to use .edu or .gov sites as they are usually more reputable.

Above all, congrats and good luck!



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Old 06-10-2009, 01:35 PM
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Congrats on getting on as a writer!!!!!
Can I ask how long before you heard back about your application?

I sent mine in over the weekend and haven't heard a thing. I checked the DS site and it still states that my application hasn't been reviewed yet. Edited by: jennysp8
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Old 06-10-2009, 02:08 PM
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^^ I submitted my application Friday, and got 2 emails from them today, and the Title Proofer app is still being reviewed. So, its been close to a week.
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Old 06-10-2009, 02:50 PM
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Congratulations! I think you'll love writing for DS.

I second Kecia's suggestions. Make sure you thoroughly read the style guides and find good references and resources.

Good luck!

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Old 06-10-2009, 03:02 PM
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I agree on style guides too--I could have avoided some of my early rejects if I would have read it.

I submitted for title proofer about 3 weeks ago and have heard nothing so far....

Congrats! You can write lots of content to get your first paycheck next Friday!!

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Old 06-10-2009, 03:10 PM
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Thanks ladies I have read the style guides twice so far. They seem pretty simple. No flowery words on how-tos...just straight to the point. That almost makes it easier.

I will probably be writing mostly how-tos and abouts.
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Old 06-10-2009, 03:33 PM
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I just got my approval email as well!!!

Glad to hear that the style guide is pretty straight forward. Going to check that out now.
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Old 06-10-2009, 06:30 PM
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^^Awesome. We can learn together!!!
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Old 06-10-2009, 07:00 PM
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@Lindsey - Were you able to create your display name yet on your profile? I can't get anything accepted - and I've tried lots of things. I keep getting a message stating "display name already taken" - surely some of the crazy ones I tried (out of sheer frustration) couldn't be taken already

I even tried logging out and logging back in - just in case....still nothing
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