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Do You Really Want to Get Published? Write for Tra

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Do You Really Want to Get Published? Write for Trade Magazines!

by: Mary Anne Hahn

Have you been repeatedly snubbed by consumer magazines? Do you have little to show for your research and querying efforts other than a folder of form rejection letters? If your writing dream includes earning a halfway decent to excellent income writing magazine articles, there are editors at thousands and thousands of publications worldwide who would open their doors (and their wallets) to work with you. You’ve probably never heard of most of them, but they have loyal readerships. They’re called “trade magazines.”
Trade magazines are periodicals that are published for and read by members of specific trade groups, occupations, and/or persons involved in particular types of business...

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A Great Loneliness

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A Great Loneliness

by: James Collins

‘Man must treat the beasts of this land as his brothers.

What is man without the beasts?

If all the beasts were gone,

Man would die from a great loneliness of spirit.

For whatever happens to the beasts,

also happens to the man.

All things are connected.’

Chief Seattle

Speech of 1854
Most people are now aware that we have some serious environmental issues facing us in the next few decades. The recent tsunami in Indonesia was a tragic reminder of the fragile balance of nature. There is nothing much we can do to stop these kind of events happening, except to install early warning systems. But global warming can be stopped or slowed down if and when we stop using fossil fuels and turn to renewable energy sources...

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Writing Effectively: A Two-Part Guide, Part 1

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Writing Effectively: A Two-Part Guide, Part 1

by: Jan Kovarik

Everything we do involves communication—written, verbal, and nonverbal. Today, due to the Internet and the World Wide Web, written communication is emerging as the primary format. Writing effectively is now an essential skill.
Sadly, writing skills are no longer emphasized in grade school. High school students do not have the skills for writing term and research papers. Colleges and universities are re-introducing writing skills into their curriculum in order to produce graduates who do possess these skills.
The goal of this article, however, is not to teach you how to write your doctoral thesis on the theory of why aardvarks did not evolve a brain big enough to support deductive reasoning...

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Tight Lines, Writers!

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Tight Lines, Writers!

by: Jenna Glatzer

“Tight lines” is a good luck wish among fishermen. When you’ve hooked a fish, your line tightens up.
I was musing on this expression as my husband critiqued my lousy casting skills on our latest fishing expedition. Anthony’s as accurate a caster as they come. He can pinpoint a particular far-away reed and cast an inch in front of it.
We were going for bass, and he explained that bass like to hide out on the perimeters of a lake, under rocks and in between plants. Problem is, I can’t pinpoint anything. I aim my pole right and the line somehow flies left. I aim fifty feet away and it somehow shoots straight up in the air and plunks down five feet in front of the boat.
Fishing is part plain luck, but there’s a lot of strategizing to it, too...

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The Opportunities As A Freelance Proofreader in th

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The Opportunities As A Freelance Proofreader in the UK

by: Niall Cinneide

A UK based freelance proofreader should be able to provide quality products for the United Kingdom audience. There are many differences in the type of work that is produced for the United States and that which is produced for the United Kingdom. The job of the proof reader is virtually the same as it is for those who do proof reading in the United States, but the language is what the tricky aspect is. Freelance proofreader opportunities are available, and wildly sought after as well.
For those who have a degree in proof reading or those who are looking for answers as to whether or not there are opportunities available in this field in the United Kingdom will be happy to know there is no shortage of employment...

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