I received my Bachelor of Arts degree from Indiana State University, and I double-majored in the English program with the writing and literature options. I chose to do this because reading and writing are my two biggest passions; I couldn't pick just one. It was a little more work (and twice as many papers), but I found that I was up to the challenge. Since I started school, especially college, I have loved schoolwork. I enjoy reading and learning about new things, as well as the challenge of forming a well-argued paper on topics that mean a lot to me. So in the spirit of "do what you love," I have been looking into freelance writing, with a focus on academic papers.
Six years of English courses, as well as an internship with my university's press, have given me plenty of experience with the intricacies of English grammar and proper punctuation. I'm confident in my ability to deliver work that is up to university-level standards, and I know the importance of re-reading and revision. With the majority of my college work consisting of short essays and term papers all due within the same week, I'm no stranger to working with a close deadline looming over my shoulder.
As a literature student, most of my assignments were poetry analyses and literary research papers. Due to several of my classes covering one or two of the same works, I've had to approach the same book or poem from a different angle. This has improved my researching skills, as I've learned to sift through the first pages of results and find other sources that, while just as credible, may have a completely different take on the work in question. Carefully considering these sources have led me to write a paper on the same work with an entirely new thesis than its predecessor. In the world of freelance academic writing, I feel like I have an advantage when it comes to literature papers at least, because I will not just be rehashing the same point myself and others have made a hundred times before. There is also the advantage that if a client needs a paper on a classic work of literature, I've likely read it already, often more than once.
That being said, I am not limiting myself to just literature papers. I have always had a strong interest in history, and believe I could handle lower-level history assignments with no problem. Areas that I can confidently say I specialize in are women's studies and LGBTQA issues, especially when combined with literary research papers. I have most often employed feminist and queer theory criticism when analyzing a literary work, so I have a strong background in these areas. I would also like to add that taking a Style in Writing course has given me experience in mimicking the writing style of others, which would be helpful if a client was very concerned about being accused of using someone else's work.
I'm not looking to work a freelance essay writer just for extra cash or because it's not easy money. I understand the work involved in producing a quality paper, and I wouldn't be applying for this job if I didn't actually love it.