Want to be a Freelance Proofreader? What to do in the first six months.
First of all – check that this is work that you will enjoy and that it is financially possible! Are you able to manage financially/carry out other work for around two years before your business is fully up and running? Can you afford around £500+ for the initial training and setup? Are you meticulous, with an eye for detail, in your approach to work? Are you interested in grammar and good at spelling? Are you organised and systematic? Are you self-motivated? Will you be able
Top tips for writing dialogue.
1. Don't write too much of it! Dialogue can slow the pace of the action and plot, and so needs to be used with care. If you can show the characters doing something to illustrate how they feel rather than just having them say it, the effect is far more powerful. But do use dialogue when it actually is the best way to learn something. Sandra Gerth has written a very useful book about this point - Show, Don't Tell. 2. Be careful with 'he said', 'she said'. You can sometimes wri