CarsDirect.com has been around for a long time, and I’ve been writing for them for a few months now. It’s not a company of journalists, but is more based on getting the consumer into a car. For that (and at the risk of saying too much), I am given article assignments that are to compare two similar vehicles in 300-400 words with a overseen winner from the start. In other words, I’m paid to write a “comparison” in which I may not quite agree with the winner, but nonetheless must show it’s positive attributes.
I have no problem with that as it’s my first paid writing job, and am very thankful for the opportunity. There is editing, of course, which tends to reword and cut-down what I’d originally sent. This new content on Manaully Shifted Soul can throw some filler in between the other more bloggy observations that I have to come up with on my own, and also shows the differences between the linked pages of CarsDirect versus my original, as well as what my conflicts and observations were that made it either and easy or hard assignment.
As time goes on, my writing has better adapted to the site, so only minor editing changes occur. Regardless, I’ll be putting up both the CarsDirect URL’s and my original assignment files as I have been.