Proofreading/Editing or Writing for the ESL/EAL Market

ESL/EAL?

  
Is English your second or additional language?  As a writer do you know people for whom English is a second language?

There is a writing, proofreading and editing market for this sector.

Many people both professionals and nonprofessionals will occasionally need help with written work.  This can range from a newcomer filling out government forms to an engineer writing a report.

Some of the people I've helped with their written work have included:

  • A scholar submitting scientific journals  
  • An executive needing his CV tweaked
  • A BSc student applying to med school
  • High school students needing an essay proofread
  • An MBA student's multiple submission documents 
  • A recent immigrant's government documentation 
  • A Professional Engineer submitting a report
I offer my services both in person and mostly virtually.  I don't ever have to meet a client face-to-face!

If you are a writer and want to help out this market try these methods:

  • Put ads in online directories such as www.Kijiji.com; www.craigslist.com; www.foundlocally.com
  • See if you can post an ad in your local school or college.
  • Use word of mouth.
  • Spend time in these communities getting to know people who may need your help.
  • Do quality work and don't get pushed around.
If you are in need of proofreading/editing for your project, let me know or visit my website at www.RosalieGarde.com for further information.

Want Website Feedback?

Many people today are making their own websites.  Why not?  It's easy to do and it gives them the freedom to make changes as often as needed.

It's easy, however, to make the error of making the website about you, not about how you will help the customer

Now, that being said, there are situations when a website acts like a CV and that's okay for certain situations.  But in most cases, a website owner wants to make sure there is a call for action.  A web surfer should be able to know what you do and offer once they leave your website.  Most surfers scan pages.  It's important that your key information is quickly comprehensible!


If you would like your blog or website previewed or analyzed for feedback,  please see this page



Let's work together to make your website better target your audience!  Contact me at info@RosalieGarde.com.

Special Offer: 

 
The first 3 customers to try out this new service - website feedback - will get it absolutely free! 
The only string attached is that you give me feedback on my feedback! 




That's right, I will peruse your website and communicate back to you with compliments and suggestions for FREE!  First 3 customers to respond. 




A Tip for Article Writing

Article Writing:  Why write articles?  There is a market for articles, today like never before.  For one, website owners need articles to keep readers coming back and to keep their sites optimized.  

People read articles every day.  Articles are usually informational or inspirational.    They often give a reader a new perspective.  Simply reading an article can enlighten a person.  It can change their focus!

Do you want to be an article writer? 

On one of the sites I sell articles as a ghost writer is Constant-Content.com.  One of the rules is to show at least a third of our article to potential buyers prior to purchase.  Some writers have gone even further, showing the full article to potential buyers. 

A hesitant print writer I know, asked me if I was not afraid of article theft.  By putting it available for sight, it could easily be snatched.  Of course, that chance is always there.  And, yes, I have had articles stolen, unfortunately.

My answer to her, however, was that I have so many new articles in me and ways to re-write an existing article that I don't fear.  I take the chance.  I regret time spent only to have either the article not sell or become stolen, but this is a risk I'm willing to take.

Once you're an up-to-speed writer you too can re-write the same article and potentially sell it more than once.   Now, I'm not talking about cheap article spinning methods where you flip things around for the sake of flipping them around--sometimes with a spinning program.  What I mean is, re-writing it from a different angle.

Here is an example:


Sample article on writing fiction:

Want to write a novel?  Need new ideas?  Put yourself in the story.  Picture where you'd like to go, what you'd like to see.  How might you see things differently than another person?

Same article re-written:

Are you in the midst of writing a novel and find yourself stuck?  Why not use this trick.  Dress yourself in the era of your novel and walk its streets or corridors.  That's right, put yourself right in there.  Smell, hear, taste and see the environment.  Write about your experience.

Same article re-written:

Fiction writers have various ways of developing their work.  Many writers like to put themselves right into the story.  Once they've got an idea of the era and surroundings, they find it helpful to think about what they might see, where they'd want to go, what they'd like to do.