"How You Can Find Freelance Editing Jobs"

Written by Niall Cinneide

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From this point, you can tailor your search for freelance editing work towardsrepparttar companies that serve your needs. You will need to know where to find them. Let us say you are dealing with internet based companies that you wish to find vacancies with. Your best bet would be to look for websites advertising for these jobs. Message boards or sites that deal directly withrepparttar 147855 field that you are working with can be an outstanding way to getrepparttar 147856 clients and employment you are looking for. These jobs are out there, it is a matter of knowing what you need, who has it, and where to find them.

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How to Keep Growing as a Writer

Written by Arthur Zulu

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Because ofrepparttar present information explosion andrepparttar 147814 doubling of human knowledge—over 150,000 new books are published each year inrepparttar 147815 United States alone—how can you then benefit from whatrepparttar 147816 United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization termedrepparttar 147817 “local gateway to knowledge”? It is by knowing how to locaterepparttar 147818 book that you need in a library.

You could probably get around your local library, but it is another ball game when you find yourself in a state-of-the-art library with its intimidating volumes and complex book search procedures. Don’t panic! The librarian is available for help. But know that you basically need one or both ofrepparttar 147819 following:

The Card Catalog

There are three separate cards forrepparttar 147820 book you are looking for inrepparttar 147821 library—the author card,repparttar 147822 title card, andrepparttar 147823 subject card—all bearing information aboutrepparttar 147824 book. The most important thing aboutrepparttar 147825 card is its “call number”—atrepparttar 147826 top left hand corner—with which you will locaterepparttar 147827 book. But how do you knowrepparttar 147828 right number?

Since many libraries userepparttar 147829 Dewey Decimal System—invented by Melvil Dewey, a famous American librarian—the answer is in knowingrepparttar 147830 right Dewey decimal code for your source material. Here arerepparttar 147831 major groups ofrepparttar 147832 system:

000-099 General 100-199 Philosophy and psychology 200-229 Religion 300-399 Social sciences 400-499 Language 500-599 Natural sciences and mathematics 600-699 Technology (applied sciences) 700-799 The arts 800-899 Literature and rhetoric 900-999 Geography and history

This is further divided into ten subgroups with specific subjects. For instancerepparttar 147833 Bible is 200, andrepparttar 147834 “New Testament” or Greek Scriptures is 225. The following added digits are forrepparttar 147835 book category:

01 Philosophy and theory 02 Miscellany 03 Dictionaries, encyclopedias, concordances 04 Special topics 05 Serial publications 06 Organizations and management 07 Education, research, related topics 08 Collections 09 History of

If you therefore wanted an encyclopedia aboutrepparttar 147836 Bible,repparttar 147837 number you would be looking for is 220.3, whilerepparttar 147838 number 225.7 would serve your need if you were searching for a commentary onrepparttar 147839 “New Testament.”

Which number would you need if you wantedrepparttar 147840 history of William Shakespeare?

Should you visitrepparttar 147841 Library of Congress;repparttar 147842 following classification will help you findrepparttar 147843 right number:

A General Works B Philosophy, Psychology, Religion C-D History and Topography E-F America G Geography, Anthropology, Sports and Games H Social Sciences J Political Science K Law L Education M Music N Fine Arts P Language and Literature Q Science R Medicine S Agriculture, Forestry T Engineering and Technology U Military Science V Naval Science Z Bibliography

Book Catalog

If you were unable to find what you needed in a library, chances are that you might find it by checkingrepparttar 147844 book catalog. For instance, withrepparttar 147845 National Union Catalog, you can find books inrepparttar 147846 Library of Congress and elsewhere.

Learning to narrow your search will keep you from going from one library torepparttar 147847 other. For example, Best-seller is notrepparttar 147848 same thing as, How to Write a Best-seller.

You can visitrepparttar 147849 above mentioned libraries and others here:

The Library of Congress http://www.loc.gov

The British Library http://www.bl.uk

Russian State Library http://www.rsl.ru/defengl.asp

National Library of France www.bnf.fr

Libraries ofrepparttar 147850 World http://www.ifla.org/II/natlibs.htm http://sunsite.berkeley.edu/Libweb

You are now an established writer, having published a best-seller and taken advantage ofrepparttar 147851 above provisions. What next?

(Excerpted from HOW TO WRITE A BEST-SELLER by Arthur Zulu, coming soon!)

ARTHUR ZULU is an editor, book reviewer, playwright, and published author. He also writes short stories, scripts, essays, and poems, and ghost writes for others. For his works, professional services, and FREE helps for writers, goto: http://controversialwriter.tripod.com mailto: controversialwriter@yahoo.com Web search: Arthur Zulu

ARTHUR ZULU is an editor, book reviewer, playwright, and published author. He also writes short stories, scripts, essays, and poems, and ghost writes for others.

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