Circulating your name amongst the realm of professional writers can prove to be difficult–especially if you’re lacking the time that is necessary for working as an intern. However, a simple (and nearly costless) method of publication that has risen back to the surface of the mainstream over the past decade is the pamphlet-style “zine“. Stemming from works like Martin Luther’s 95 Theses and Thomas Paine’s Common Sense, it is evident that zines are effective while, at the same time, allowing a writer’s personal brand to remain intact. And, they are markedly easy to produce.
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Starting with the Right Tools
Choosing a word processor is perhaps the most important task for any writer. UAB students are required to use computer word processing throughout their academic careers, but requirements for academic writers are usually centered around a black and white document of a certain file type. Commercial, nonprofit, and government entities outside of academia require professional writers” to compose documents in a number of styles and formats. Professional writers with knowledge of the differences in word processors can be confident that the documents they compose will look and function as intended.
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Throughout the typical writing process writers create numerous drafts and test prints designed to check for errors in grammar and formatting. This creates a massive problem in regards to paper waste. I decided to try to do something about this two years ago. So what did I do? I started composting.
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