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Research Writer Interview With Patrick

An Unbridled Passion for the Written Word

What interested you in taking writing projects through

I like the ability to work with many clients on many different subjects. One of my favorite things to do is take on a project and then try to figure out how I am going to tackle it.

Why do you think your skills are ideal for this job?

I have written, edited, and rewritten papers for colleagues before and have received positive feedback. Many of my friends have consulted me on issues regarding a paper. I had something of a cult following for a time while I was in school. I have also been a professional freelance writer for about ten years and have written on a wide variety of subjects.

Do you find it unethical to write papers for other people?

There is part of me that thinks it is unethical. This is why I limit the types of papers I am willing to write. I will not write dissertations or end-of-term thesis papers unless someone wants to sign over his/her degree to me!

Joking aside, I realize that there are a lot of people who need help with research and writing or may not have the time to devote to a particular writing project. I remember my college days; you have six classes to juggle and sometimes the minor details get lost behind exams and other responsibilities. I see working with as a way to help people who really need immediate assistance.

What is your background with respect to academic writing?

I hold a bachelor's degree in government and political theory. I also worked for a few scholarly presses, which really helped me to hone my professional writing and editing skills. helps me to further expand my research skills and writing abilities with each new project I take.

How do you know that you can write quality papers?

I have a very meticulous approach to writing academic papers. I enjoy the research part of it, and the writing seems to come naturally. Occasionally, there is a topic that requires more thought and time, but I find those challenges especially rewarding.

What subjects do you find most interest to write about?

I happen to like writing in history, politics, anthropology, archaeology, and the Classics. I also take on literary analyses, philosophy, and sociology work.

Do you have any advice for people who want to improve their writing skills?

I would suggest taking some time to really organize your thoughts before writing a paper. It is very important to have a clear indication of what you are trying to say before you say it. Try making an outline with specifics and references and then write the paper. Also, as a general rule of thumb, I always write the introductory section last; that way you can make sure it conforms to the rest of your writing. Other than that, I would say it helps to read your work aloud. And never underestimate the feedback of a good writer friend!

Do you plan to cooperate with for a long time?

As long as the service is available and as long as I have the time and energy to devote to writing, I will remain part of the CustomPapers freelance writing team. The hours are as flexible as it gets and I get to choose the topics about which I would like to write. It is great for people like me, who don't like being tied to a 9-5 schedule and small cubicle. I have the freedom to choose when I want to work and how much I want to work. It doesn't get any better than that.

Thanks for your time, Patrick!

And thank you!

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