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By Suzanne Gilad

Turn your knack for language right into a profitable career

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Interested in changing into a copyeditor or proofreader? need to know extra approximately what every one activity involves? This pleasant consultant is helping you place your self for fulfillment. Polish your talents, construct a successful résumé and land the task you've regularly sought after. Books, magazines, websites, company files - how you can enhance any form of e-book and make your self critical to writers, editors, and your boss.

  • Balance among type and rules
  • Master the artwork of the query
  • Use proofreader symbols
  • Edit and facts digital documents
  • construct an effective freelancing profession

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In the way that an illustrator will draw a line, and a line will become a circle, and a circle will become a face, and so on – I just frequently start doodling with a few words. And as with drawings, you don’t know what the poem is going to be about until you’ve finished it. 21 Poetry As Gertrude Stein once said, ‘Poetry is a process of discovery’ – it’s not a process of describing the known. But people still seem to think that with poetry you have an idea and with it the whole poem just comes into your head in a shape, and that’s it.

Or, when I’m editing poems I might come across a form of poetry that I want to imitate. One example would be a piece by Tony Mitton called ‘Ten Things You Never Thought To Ask About Elephants’. I thought that was so funny that I then wrote ‘Ten Things You Never Thought To Ask About Hippopotamuses’, with lines like: ‘What do you call a young female hippo? ’ So, you can get ideas for poems from other people’s structures. This goes to the heart of my philosophy as an English teacher. As teachers we should present poems as models.

This is a free verse poem. Free verse is the perfect medium for writing about your own memories and experiences. Rhyming poetry never serves this kind of subject matter so well. Free verse allows you to write about an event with the actual words and language you want to use – and it allows you to include dialogue, so you don’t have to force a rhythm or a rhyme. Think of an event that you could write about. Try not to cram too much detail in – hone in on one aspect of the event. Aim to write not more than a page, as with this poem.

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