Meet the Champ!
Writing well is not that easy. However, some guys seem to know a secret or two about our profession. Their records are quite impressive. Why not get to know them a bit better? Without further ado, please, meet our first “champ”, a professional freelancer who completed heaps of orders without earning a single late or dispute. What a performance!
For the record, we have conducted an e-mail interview with Gil. He was chosen randomly among the best performing writers (0% lates, 0% disputes, average customer mark of 8.90 and higher, 50+ pages written in April). Our interview follows below.
- Dear Gil, your interview is going to be the very first one for our magazine. However, the orders you completed recently were not the first ones for sure. What brought you to writing? Where do you get your inspiration to write new papers?
- I started writing as a child because I wanted to read stories I thought up. Later on at school, writing became a way to challenge myself to learn a topic fast enough to be able to discuss it properly. I began selling fiction and non-fiction works in college and made writing a central part of my freelance career. I enjoy starting from zero or almost zero and creating a finished product (article, essay, report, business plan, story, book, etc.) as fast as I can, so covering new topics for academic essays is quite easy for me.
- Another aspect that deserves due praise is your attention to timely delivery and avoiding disputes. You’ve had no lates for months. Disputes are also not your story. What is your secret? How do you achieve that kind of performance?
- It starts with selection. I don’t try to take a lot of orders because I have many other writing and consulting projects. I also choose those that pique my interest. If a topic is not interesting, it will most likely lead to a poor result. I aim to finish each order the day before it is due and leave time for editing. In the end, I try to keep a smooth flow of work with no rush and deliver quality papers on time.
- What kind of papers do you enjoy writing the most? Do you ever complete papers on disciplines outside your main area of proficiency? Lastly, do you believe that our profession is a perfect chance to learn something new and get paid for it?
- I definitely enjoy essays that require analyzing topics, especially where the analysis is not "forced" to a certain slant. I'm also eager to work on orders that comprise aspects of fictional narratives, such as creating scenarios or character/literary analysis. My main areas of proficiency are mostly related to business and sciences, but I am also interested in philosophy, art, music, and other topics because they give me a chance to learn something new. However, if I work on an essay in a topic I'm not familiar with, it is never a rush order. I use these orders to get paid for learning, but I do my best to make sure I provide the best essay possible.
- Freelance writing is certainly a good way to earn a fortune. Some people say that it is absolutely necessary to spend money on stuff that makes us happy. Do you spend money on hobbies? How do you spend your free time?
- I love sports and strategic board games, so I spend some money on both on a regular basis. Besides, I travel often, read about 150 books a year, and support non-profit organizations with consulting work. If there's an activity I have missed lately, it is dancing. I really should put that back on my activities list.
- Is there anything you would like to tell all other writers? Perhaps some recommendations
- Writing is about self-learning. I can't imagine anyone who writes without being self-aware and maybe even self-critical. The advantage of writing is that one can be in total control of the process, writing anywhere and anytime. But it is also a very lonely activity, so it is important to get out of the cocoon, spend time with other people, enjoy nature, and simply take a break from one's own thoughts.
That’s all about this interview. We’ll conduct a new one in the next issue. Remember that each writer has a chance to be interviewed. All it takes to get this opportunity is to demonstrate outstanding results. If you’d like to be interviewed, be sure to mention it in the feedback on the issue.