An Example of a Writing Interview with an Aspiring Academic Essay Writer
I am Pari, a freelance writer as well as an editor.
What are the reasons behind writing for online customer writing companies for me?
While undergoing my bachelors and Master’s degree I have come across many projects that have helped me build up my academic skills. I have done various projects on various subjects like marketing, management, HR, economics, business finance etc. Research writing with creativity and critical assessment has always been my passion. I enjoy exploring information and dive into the sea of knowledge and learning. I take writing as pleasure and sighting the indispensable parts of life. I am confident, talented and always ready for writing.
What distinguishes me from other writers?
I am dedicated and take orders only if I realize I am able to meet the deadlines. I communicate and assure for order delivery prior to receiving work from clients and work consistently. I believe, no loyal and sincere writer serious for seeking a career in writing may indulge in unethical practices like Plagiarism. It is a theft of intellectual property and an abominated act. My hard work and enthusiasm toward bringing new ideas in work and also my contributions toward original write ups are an indication of my talent for producing plagiarism free tasks.
What are my academic writing skills and experiences in writing?
My academic background in business management field provided me an opportunity to gather vast knowledge in the related fields. However, writing as a passion, I also developed my skills in subjects and fields other than my own. This urge of exploring vast information let me to become experienced in different subjects like Criminology, Nutrition, Biology, Economics, Basic Statistics, Environmental Sciences and a list of others.
What specific citation styles am I aware of?
I can easily write papers in APA, MLA, and Harvard Style of referencing. Although, it depends on client; in case, any other citation style needed, I have a capability to research and easily grip on style for producing a required paper.
Other expertise specifically required for freelancing that I possess?
With no hesitation I can confidently cover Custom essays, research papers, term papers, course works, and book reports. Besides, I have an instinct for research writing, hence produced research papers and thesis for many students. As an editor, I was assigned many papers for editing and proofreading by many clients and freelancing companies I worked for (and still a member of).
What other academic freelancing companies have I been working for?
Following are the freelancing companies that I am registered at and the clients have accredited me as highly ranked contract writer:
• Original writing company
I Am an Essay Editor and I Help Students with Their Research Essays
I am well organized and detail-oriented, working well under pressure and on deadline, working well with people of diverse cultures and ages, and I have a good attitude. I am a versatile writer, responsible person with good interpersonal skills and analytical ability. I take my work with utmost seriousness and I handle all tasks assigned to me to the best of my ability. I meet all my deadlines. I am able to meet deadlines by running a list of different projects and deadlines while prioritizing according to what's due on the earliest date. I arrange my orders in an order of urgency. Urgent tasks are completed first. My ability to work under pressure helps me to meet all my deadlines even those that only require a short time. I am orderly and organized. My great analytical skills help me in making decisions to avoid errors. I avoid plagiarism by proper referencing in the body of the research paper and thereafter developing a list of those references at the end of the paper. Plagiarism is the wrongful use of another person's thoughts and words and thereafter presenting it as one's own.
I love all aspects of research writing; from the formation of ideas stage, research, writing, and the sharing of the knowledge. With time and with many years in institutions of higher learning, my passion for writing has really grown, and what I like most is the fact that my research skills equip me to work in all areas and disciplines.
I am an alumnus of four institutions of higher learning. After my O levels, I joined Kenya Institute of Management (Kim) for a diploma course in Research and development. It is then that my interest in research writing started developing. In the year 2000, I joined Moi University under a government program and studied bachelor of commerce. Outstanding performance in undergraduate earned me a scholarship for a master's degree in Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology where I specialized in entrepreneurship. By help of our staffs' union support program, I enrolled at Leeds University for a PHD program in the year 2009.
Why I am an Excellent Research Writer
I have excellent research writing skills guided by systematic reviews and research. I am able to use SPSS for data analysis and can complete dissertations within a short time. I meet all my deadlines. I am able to meet deadlines by running a list of different projects and deadlines while prioritizing according to what's due on the earliest date. I arrange my orders in an order of urgency. Urgent tasks are completed first. My ability to work under pressure helps me to meet all my deadlines even those that require a short time. I am orderly and organized. My great analytical skills help me in making decisions to avoid errors. I never plagiarize my work. I avoid plagiarism by proper referencing in the body of the research paper and thereafter developing a list of those references at the end of the paper. Plagiarism is the wrongful use of another person's thoughts and words and thereafter presenting it as one's own.
The Life of a Freelance Writer
Being freelance writer and helping students with their college essays is a challenging occupation. One can hardly deny the fact that writing, especially academic research one, requires proficient knowledge of subject, perfect language skills, creativity, and a cast-iron discipline. In fact, this occupation is not an easy bread, but still there are thousands of young and experienced writers who want to progress in this particular area. One day, I was interested to know what makes a person choose freelance academic writing as a career; I was also curious to discover about the pitfalls of this activity. To cut the long story short, I was lucky to meet with a person who has been working as a freelance academic research writer for nearly a year. She shared some of her ideas with me.
Hello! I have been thinking about becoming a freelance writer and I believe that this interview will help me to clear up some points.
You are welcome. I totally agree with you that it is important to learn about particular job details before submitting your CV. You can definitely search for some information on the Internet, but you may find such experience very confusing. Most often, opinions differ, and you may consider it really hard to extract some rational argument from the huge flow of information.
How did you start your career? What was the first company you applied?
I started working as an academic writer for nearly a year ago. That was the time when I was searching for a good job that could correspond to my interests and skills. I studied English language in the university and, I must admit, was absolutely in love with it. I could not imagine anything, but teaching the language or writing in it.
Well, but what about your first working experience?
It was a job in the international dating agency, and I did not like it very much. In fact, it was a good start that provided excellent opportunities for practicing language skills, but I did not feel like working there for a long period. So, I decided to quit.
What did you do after you quit the writing agency?
I started browsing web-sites looking for freelance job. It turned out to be more complicated, than I initially expected. In something like a month, I came across information about Livingston Research Company. I decided to send my CV and look what happens.
What happened? Did you receive any response?
I did receive it in something like two days. The recruiting team requested me to compose a sample essay, and it corresponded to their standards. I also had a call from the company and was explained about job details.
Sounds good, but were you not afraid of being scammed? I believe that Internet space provides enough opportunities for this.
Believe me or not, but I had not any idea about Internet scamming or about companies that exploit other writers’ labor. In fact, I was paid in time. I remember how glad I was to realize that my efforts were rewarded adequately.
What can you say about the experience you received when working with the company?
I like being the member of a strong team of professionals who strain every nerve to produce high-quality work and achieve high results. I expand my knowledge horizons every day and I know that this commitment to excellence makes me a good professional.
What would you recommend to a beginner, like me?
I can advise you to be very careful when choosing the company to apply. I believe that a prior research can prevent you from frustration. It is true that academic research writing is a highly competitive field, but there is always a place for a good professional and a dedicated individual.
Student Advice: How to Avoid Academic Dishonesty
Academic integrity embodies and initiate the process of greeting fraternity an student clubs that will lead to improvement of the student`s process in many schools and institution. There are several ways that students can do to avoid plagiarism and academic dishonest. There are a well a burdensome work that teacher has to do in order to make student avoid such indiscipline and in academic behaviors. Another thing is that, student should be very punctual so s to complete a given work in a short time. A cording to the investigation, student who tend to be plagiarizing the work are those who do not adhere with the rule or the format of proper references and citation of the source used in it.
In most schools around the world, plagiarism and academic dishonest has been rampant and has greatly affected the academic progress especially in undergraduate students. Students studying in online progress are mostly the one to be affected by these challenges all over the world. There are some other cases where a student or a researcher is not intending to plagiarize but by mistake found to have done so. This kind of mistake can be realized even by the teacher since that cannot be done promptly. Most of the teachers in schools and institutions have generally equalized intentional and unintentional plagiarism such that when a student plagiarize or do not provide proper citation of a given work, they take it to be unintentional and end failing the student.
Some of the measures that student can do to avoid plagiarism can be taken in both teacher and students and therefore plagiarism and academic dishonest can be a great challenge in the learning community. Acknowledgement of the ideas, words and intellectual properties should be established and guarded properly. Some of the breaches that interfere with academic integrity are plagiarism, collusion, the fabrication or deliberate misrepresentation of data, and failure to adhere to the rules regarding examinations in such a way as to gain unfair academic advantage.
Some of the tips that student can use to avoid plagiarism are:
1. Student should find out policies on academic integrity that include plagiarism and that for examination. There should be no excuse for plagiarism.
2. Students should take advantage of the allocated and designed resources that are meant to help them avoid academic dishonest.
Such resources are:
- Workshops that include referencing, session for taking notes and academic honest.
- Online sources such as guides on referencing.
- Individual tutorial offered by ASLC where one can help another.
- How to evaluate online materials for, authority and currency.
3. They should learn on how to make proper referencing and invest in current edition on proper citation. Citation styles are certainly used differently in many colleges and if a student is taking two courses across colleges, they should land to use the required style of referencing as required.
4. Do not tolerate where another student is plagiarizing. Academic dishonest should be reported.
5. Students should not accept the persuasion from others to plagiarize since that can seriously impacted in the student`s future. Student`s success is therefore based on their reputation.
6. Students should add their credibility by referencing their work by paraphrasing, quoting, or by the idea from the net.
7. Any resource extracted from the internet should be attributed very well. For any internet-based materials, student should be very sure that they evaluate material for currency, authority and credence.
For the above instruction and tips for students on how to avoid academic dishonest, students plays a fundamental effort discipline and trustworthy in the production of quality and original work. Communicating openly about the effect and encouraging academic integrity is the proactive approach on eliminating academic dishonest.
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