Which words would you choose?
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20 Modern Rules for Writing—Basic and Expanded Levels
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Q: Should you quit your job and just go for it?
A: Test the freelance waters to see what you think of mastering your own destiny. While you still have your 9-to-5 safety net, start drumming up leads, contacts, even a few small freelance gigs you can handle in your spare time. Take as much time as you need to make the transition—a few weeks or a few months. But do start today. The sooner you establish a name for yourself, the sooner work will come your way.
What a treasure! A Cure for the Common Word works for everyone who wants to enliven their writing and enhance their word choices. I've recommended it to all my community college students. –Ann Longknife, PhD
I loved both the content and the clever quotes in Cure so much that I bought extra copies to give to friends and family—from my editing colleagues to my 9-year-old granddaughter. –Karen Mead, Piedmont Editorial
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