Hi Freelance Writing Jobs readers! This month has brought about a lot of changes in this community, and I would like to take this chance to share a little bit about myself before diving into the finer points of grammar.
I know that you all have been following Dawn’s posts, and that her departure from the site has brought about a range of emotions. It is with hope and optimism that I begin this journey with all of you.
I’ve always thought that I had a proclivity for being nitpicky when it comes to grammar, but it wasn’t till I took on a job teaching English as a Second Language that I realized that I had so much to learn. Just like any person who grew up speaking the language, I never really stopped to ponder on the grammar tags and rules – I “intuitively” knew what was right and what was wrong. Now, teaching the language is a different story altogether.
In the past 7 years, most of my time has been spent on teaching Europeans and Koreans written and spoken English. This experience has taught me more than I can imagine, and it has proven to be very valuable in my online writing endeavors as well.
In terms of writing for the web, I got my start around 5 years ago, when I was fortunate enough to be hired as a freelancer for a travel web site. Soon after that, I was able to get odd writing jobs via online ads. My biggest blessing was becoming part of Word Content and Splashpress Media. It has been one exhilarating ride, and becoming part of FWJ is but another chapter in this story.
I am quite excited about “talking grammar” with you guys on a weekly basis. I sincerely hope that I will be able to help and inspire you as much as Dawn did. Please do not hesitate to give feedback whenever you feel like doing so. Furthermore, if you have any grammar questions you want answered, please feel free to drop me a line.
Here’s to a new beginning!