Research Writer Interview With Nathan
Nathan at Custom Edit took the time to talk with us about term paper and essay writing, researching, and his unnatural love of chocolate.
Could you tell us a little bit about why you became an academic freelance writer and what qualifies you to be one?
You probably suspect that I became an academic writer for all the fame and glory that comes with such an occupation. This is largely untrue. I became an academic writer because it combines my love of writing, my love of academia, and my love of helping others. The fame and glory are tangential benefits.
My qualifications include over seven years of professional experience with many types of writing. I have written term papers, speeches, protocols, web copy, handbooks, novels, children's books, short stories, advice columns, and horoscopes, to name a few. I believe that this broad base of writing proficiency, coupled with my well-honed research and editing skills, makes academic paper writing an excellent vocation for me.
How do you decide which projects to accept?
When accepting custom paper projects, I never stray far from my comfort zone of personally well-understood topics. Subjects such as psychology, sociology, art, history, philosophy, English/writing, scientific theory, education, executive summaries, case studies, and literary critique are well within that comfort zone.
The bottom line is that if I do not believe I can produce a high quality custom paper for a client by the required deadline, I will not accept the project.
What resources do you have at your disposal when researching for your projects?
In addition to my unreasonably large personal library and the ever-popular Internet, I have access to the physical and electronic libraries of two large universities, as well as a major medical library. I also have expert contacts in a variety of fields from astrophysics and Mayan archeology.
What should clients know about you as a research writer?
irst of all, I am a zealous researcher and an obsessive editor. I dive headlong into my projects and don't come up for air until they satisfy my high standards of excellence. In addition, I have a lot of experience writing for university staff and faculty, so I have a keen awareness of how to produce texts for that appeal to that demographic.
What do you enjoy most about custom academic writing and research?
Academic writing satiates my almost perverse love of communicating clearly. Clear communication allows me to transfer knowledge from my brain to yours through a series of symbols on a page, which strikes me as an awesome ability.
Do you have any advice to help individuals with their writing?
The only way to get better at writing is to read a lot and write a lot more. Don't bother with a bunch of writing advice books or specialized software. The only book I really recommend is Strunk and White's, The Elements of Style. It is a bare bones guide to the basics of writing. Everything else is up to you.
Do you believe that academic paper writing services facilitate plagiarism?
A model paper is a tool. And like any tool, it can be used for good or for ill. A writing service can be an excellent resource for a principled student, or a path to plagiarism for a less scrupulous one.
How about a fun question before we wrap up this interview-- What is your favorite food?
I see you were saving the really difficult one for last. That one is particularly tricky because one can judge food by so many criteria. For instance, my favorite food before a workout is a chocolate protein berry and banana smoothie. It gets my metabolism revved and keeps me energized for the duration of my training.
But judging solely by the pleasure I get from eating it, I would have to say chocolate. I am an unabashed chocoholic. Just the other day, I opened an extra large Hershey's bar and offered my girlfriend some of it while we were watching TV. A few minutes later she looked over at the empty wrapper and asked, "Did you eat all of that?" I confirmed her suspicion and she said, "I only got one piece. You need help." So yeah, definitely chocolate.
Well, that is all the time we have today. Thank you for answering our questions, Nathan.
The pleasure was entirely mine.
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