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Response to Brickbat (Reply #29)

Tue Feb 7, 2012, 03:42 PM

34. Sometimes, it's impossible to rebuild.

I've known a couple of writers who had their careers destroyed because of sloppiness and inaccuracy. They were friends, too, but that's how it works. One of the problems today is that writers are getting published, not getting paid, and don't understand this basic fact of journalism. It's a profession. Reputation is everything in that profession. Without it, you have no profession.

Since so much that is written today is done without payment, it is devalued, and the standards have gone to hell. I'm retired from that profession. Now, I write web site content for a living. I don't write little blog pieces, but entire websites. The pay is not great, but I'm fast and accurate and able to write such stuff in many different subject areas. So, I make decent money for the work. Accuracy is still important, though, and I still use the same standards I always used.

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