|On February 19th, 2010 Irene Watson and Victor R. Volkman spoke with fulltime freelance writer, proofreader, and editor Ernest Dempsey. He shared encouraging information on how you can get started in the fun and profitable art of freelance writing. In addition to having written 4 books, he is now the editor-in-chief of the literary magazine Recovering the Self: A Journal of Hope and Healing and also works as the country editor for Pakistan on the celebrated Internet news channel Instablogs.com. He shared with us on the following points:
- Where are some places that I can go to look for freelance web writing?
- Is it “ghost writing” or does sometimes my name get shown?
- What about being a Foreign Correspondent for a news organization in another country?
- How does getting paid work?
- How do you manage personal time, schedules, and deadlines?
- What types of writing projects are available: interviews, reviews, tutorials and how well does each pay relative to the others
- How have you improved your knowledge of English by writing over time?
- How does freelancing compare to a “regular job”? Do you get to travel more?
Ernest Recommends for finding gigs: Writer’s World
| Karim Khan, pen named Ernest Dempsey, hails from Hangu, a small town in Pakistan. As a child, he enjoyed two things: The joyful company of his brother and Khan’s best friend, Shais; and making airy castles with lots of characters in his mind. At twelve, he started writing detective stories, horror, thrillers, and humor. He has a Masters degree in Geology and one in English Literature.He has authored four books including his latest The Blue Fairy and other Tales of Transcendence and, in just the last few years, seen the publication of his poems, essays, short stories, and literary reviews worldwide. Khan is now looking forward to completing his first novel.