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10 Benefits of Being an Academic Freelancer

Being a freelancer is an excellent option for anybody who loves to write. Academic freelancing, in particular, can be quite lucrative. If you enjoy academic writing, you’re not afraid to crank out a good paper; you understand your citation formats, and you are known for being able to articulate your ideas clearly and accurately, then it might be a good idea to consider a career as an academic freelancer. 

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Academic writing: the pros and cons of paying someone to write it for you

If you’ve been a student or are presently studying, you’ll understand the pressures of academic essays and deadlines. Given the chance and the assurance of not getting caught, most people would likely get someone else to do it. A recent survey found that more than 20,000 university students pay for essays and dissertations, which shows that this is a more than just a thought for many. So, what are the pros and cons of using academic writing services?

The rise of drug-taking parents

Don’t be fooled by the air of respectability – more and more middle-class parents now get up to all sorts of illegal activity after putting the children to bed. Charlotte Edwardes on the new face of Britain’s drug problem This summer, as soon as the school holidays began, Maxie and…

Mum of two and working

Where does one start? Never having ?blogged? or, indeed every actually read a blog ? something I realised when I sat down to write this ? it?s difficult to know where to begin. A brief biog perhaps, or just straight into ?that was the week that?? and people can pick up the details as we go along. I?ve chosen the latter.

Government to increase early years funding

Nurseries will get improved outdoor play areas, computers and expanded indoor areas thanks to a ?642 million cash boost.

The money will also help improve the quality and capacity of childcare in the Private, Voluntary and Independent (PVI) sector and help deliver the extension of the 15 hours free entitlement for three and four year olds; and equip settings with facilities for children with disabilities so there are no barriers for any child accessing childcare.

Grandmother says working after 16years of unemployment gave her a new lease of life

After more than 16 years bringing up her children, an unemployed grandmother from Penkridge, Staffordshire, says getting a job has given her family a better quality of life.

A lone parent, 52-year-old Christine Dawson has brought up her three daughters and one son, including a long period of caring for Louise who had leukaemia. Christine’s fundraising for leukaemia research has included marathon sponsored bike rides.

Christine was keen to find work but felt that lack of confidence was holding her back. Through Stafford jobcentre, she joined New Deal for Lone Parents, which offers one-to-one support and advice.

In sickness and in health

It’s Monday. 11.30. My mobile rings. “Hello, it’s nursery, Little Sister has been sick.” My poor baby. She’s only ever been sick once before and I’m not with her. “Please can you pick her up straight away.” I’m in the middle of writing a proposal – only the first item…

It’s always worse for the parents

Part of being a working mum is feeling guilty about leaving your children in someone else’s care. For me the worst time by far is in the school summer holidays. This stems partly from a dim but happy recollection of my own childhood and the endless lazy days of summer spent cycling, exploring, going to friends? houses and watching summer kids TV. Now, after the three weeks holiday that my employer has generously allowed me, my two children need to go back into the capable hands of others.

The importance of best friends

Poor Little Sister has had a tough week as her best friend at nursery, Meg, is on holiday. “Meg didn’t come to school today,” she solemnly informed me at pick-up on Monday. (She calls her nursery ‘school’ to be like Big Girl). Tuesday’s drop off was tearful and clingy. ?Meg?s…

Moving to the country

I never thought juggling work and childcare would be easy but the last 12 months have been a challenge.

A year ago I was living in London. The local infant school offered 8am-6pm wrap-around care and had an on-site day nursery. This meant Big Girl (BG) and Little sister (LS) were dropped off and picked up together. Then, for a whole host of reasons, we decided to move out of the city to live in a town 40 miles away.

One in 10 pupils has seen attack

One in 10 schoolchildren has seen a fellow pupil being attacked with a weapon in the past year. And nearly one in seven youngsters has seen another child carrying a weapon such as a knife or air pistol, a survey reveals today. Parents are also becoming more aware of knife…