Research Writer Interview With Patrick
An Unbridled Passion for the Written Word
What interested you in taking writing projects through CustomPapers.com?
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 CustomPapers.com 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. CustomPapers.com 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 CustomPapers.com 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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