Tuesday, February 13, 2007

In My Free Time...


I'm a little...ok, a lot excited about my new freelance gig. I just joined the team of contributing writers over at Suite101. The best part? Well, besides earning a little extra cash, I get to write history articles on the topic of my choosing. If I want to write an article about the OSS (the precursor to the CIA), then by jove, I'm going to do it. In fact, it's on my list of upcoming topics. I just published my first one tonight on German POWs in America during World War II and I can't wait to get started on some more.
So what if I don't get paid a lot? For me, the thrill of seeing my name up there next to my article(s) is enough. This will only increase my experience and it will look great on my resume. And who knows where it will lead?
If you get a chance, pop by Suite101 and look for me in the history section!

9 comments:

  1. I just went to Suite101 and read your first article. How exciting! Good going, girl.

    *high-five*

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  2. Michelle4:59 AM

    How exciting! Way to go, Melissa!! :)

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  3. Congratulations on the new gig. I'll pop along over as soon as I can.

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  4. What a great way to turn your research into some extra quid! Good luck with it.

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  5. I didn't realize Suite 101 was still paying people. Very cool :-) Congrats on your new gig!!!

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  6. Melissa, this article is great! You say so much and so succinctly--that's a valuable skill.

    And in reading your bio there, I learned a new word: denazification.

    Now if I can just find ways to work that one into ordinary conversation...

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  7. Therese - If you figure out how to put that word into conversation, let me know! ;-)

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  8. Thanks for all the good wishes, everyone! I'm working on my second article right now which will be a bit more in depth than the first. It's rather addicting to see my name and article up at the site now, so I'm rushing to produce more! :-)

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