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Relatieplanet International – Freelance Proofreading Scam?

About a month ago (May 8 to be exact), I applied for a position as a proofreader for Relatieplanet International.  This was the job ad that caught my attention:

Job Ad

Of course, I researched the company.  No one had anything negative to say about them.  Everything seemed legit.

After sending my resume and three references, I was hired.   I had to sign a contract stating that I would put forth the amount of effort required to complete the tasks and that I would receive payment after 21 days of work.  I was getting paid $5 per edited kb, which was around $20 an hour for me.  Of course, that was a red flag.  How could they pay me so much?

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#WriteMotivation – She’s Still in This

library books
This is proof that I have done something this month. Look. I went to the library to pick up books for my WIP. This is effort, my friends. 😉


I know I haven’t been the best #WriteMotivation participant of late. 

But, there is a reason.  I promise.  And I will tell you all about it later this week. 

Until then, here’s what I’ve been up to:

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#WriteMotivation – Goals for March

Is it March already? 

Wow.  Like, wow.

Ever since getting my new job, it seems like my time is vanishing.  I start reviewing papers, and suddenly it’s time for bed.  It is such a strange feeling.  Don’t get me wrong.  I love my job.  I’m still adjusting, though.  I’m hoping March will be better on the time-management front. 

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How to Treat Your Critique Partner: 5 Simple Guidelines that Will Dramatically Change Your Relationship

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Image courtesy of bandrat / FreeDigitalPhotos.net

It happens to all of us.

You have finally finished writing something.  You put your life-blood into it.  It is your baby.  Your precious baby.

Only, it isn’t so precious.  Once you start looking at it analytically, you realize that it needs more work.  And the longer you look, the more work you think it needs.  Suddenly, that precious baby is this ugly monster that you’re responsible for.

Don’t fret, Dr. Frankenstein, I’m here to help.

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