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Old 10-04-2011, 08:28 PM   #11
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I'd recommend starting out on GameFAQs in all honesty. It's where most of the indie guide-writers start their journeys.

It requires dedication, perseverance and a methodical approach. You need to decide what it is you want to help the gamer over-come and cater your guide to those needs.

Therefore great care in how you lay the guide out must be taken, write what needs to be written and nothing more (clarity is essential in game guides).

As well as that, you need to be actually playing the game you're writing for over and over. Testing out mechanics, discovering the best way to navigate levels... where all the bonus items are... as much as you can.

It'll take time to perfect, but if your friend keeps at it, it should become a very enjoyable avenue of gaming.
I agree with this post. Writing a guide for GameFaqs takes a lot of focus and dedication and it's a great start for your friend.
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Old 10-08-2011, 03:08 AM   #12
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Once can find a freelance jobs at elance website. There are many freelance writing works available. It all depends upon how you show yourself with your registered profile. Mention the best things in the profile and grab best opportunities. Adios..
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Old 10-10-2011, 06:28 PM   #13
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Thank you so much for the links and the information, and quite funny too Anyway I thought it was very helpful information.
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Old 10-11-2011, 12:03 AM   #14
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Your friend can also create their own blog or website and write about reviews on there. Look into SEO and keyword research to get targeted traffic. There are plenty of guides out there based on MMO's such as RIFT, WOW, and others that offer a leveling up guide. Your friend could even be an affiliate for people who create those guides and help them advertise by writing reviews on them. There are so many possibilities for a writer.
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Old 10-11-2011, 11:21 AM   #15
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There are a lot of freelance writing jobs you can find on line. You can search Freelance writing jobs on Google or you can register through Odesk and search for writing jobs.
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Old 10-13-2011, 07:05 AM   #16
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I'd recommend starting out on GameFAQs in all honesty. It's where most of the indie guide-writers start their journeys.

It requires dedication, perseverance and a methodical approach. You need to decide what it is you want to help the gamer over-come and cater your guide to those needs.

Therefore great care in how you lay the guide out must be taken, write what needs to be written and nothing more (clarity is essential in game guides).

As well as that, you need to be actually playing the game you're writing for over and over. Testing out mechanics, discovering the best way to navigate levels... where all the bonus items are... as much as you can.

It'll take time to perfect, but if your friend keeps at it, it should become a very enjoyable avenue of gaming.
That's definitely good idea to have such a GAME FAQ! I agree!
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Old 10-20-2011, 08:38 AM   #17
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Some really intersting informtion on this thread. I am a native english freelance writer for general web related topics on the many freelance sites around the net. Just stumbled across this forum...didn't even no there was a demand for this kind of writing for games.

Writing on freelance sites pays really poorly though, what kind of pay scale is there for game writing?
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Old 10-20-2011, 09:37 AM   #18
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Some really intersting [sic] informtion [sic] on this thread. I am a native english [sic] freelance writer
No, you're not.
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