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Advice for the Lit-Lorn

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ADVICE FOR THE LIT-LORN
WRITING QUESTIONS, QUANDARIES & PICKLES

Is it a good idea to finance a writing career by doing freelance editing?

—Ines M., Vancouver BC

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