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Grammar 101: What Does “Quid Pro Quo” Mean?

April 18th, 2014

English borrows a lot from other languages and this includes a number of Latin phrases that persist to this day. You might remember when I wrote about the proper use of e.g. and i.e. and how the former is used to provide examples, whereas the latter is used more for providing meaning or clarification. And [...]

Grammar 101: Mother Lode or Mother Load?

April 10th, 2014

You’ve probably come across a lot of English idioms. Some of them don’t seem to make much sense at all, like saying that it’s raining cats and dogs. Other idioms can almost be taken literally, like talking about winning by a hair’s breadth. These idioms become particularly challenging when the words used are oftentimes only [...]

Common Myths About Hiring a Freelance Writer

April 8th, 2014

In the past, I’ve written about some of the misconceptions about freelance writing that some people may have, but those discussions were from the perspective of someone who was considering freelancing as a career. For example, some people think that being your own boss is an absolute dream or that you only work when you [...]

Grammar 101: What’s the Difference Between Whether and If?

April 3rd, 2014

Realistically, you’ll find that many people will use “whether” and “if” almost interchangeably in casual speech and, in some circumstances, there really is no difference in meaning whether you use one word or the other. That being said, there is a technical difference between the two that arises given certain sentence structures. As a general [...]

What Raising Over $600,000 for Charity Taught Me About Being a Successful Freelancer

March 31st, 2014

I’ve written many times before about how the most profound of life lessons can be gleaned from the most unexpected of sources. If you told me ten years ago that I would today own and run my own company, I’m not sure I would have believed you. But here I am. In addition to the [...]