The idea of English not being your mother tongue would have never crossed my mind if I hadn’t read the title. I’m French and I never thought an employer could deem my work not good enough because I didn’t grow up speaking English. I read up on freelancing but I haven’t started yet so I had no idea your mother tongue could make or break a writing gig that you know you’d be a perfect fit for.

Thank you for this article. Really informative and well-written! Good luck on your writing journey!

English graduate student and freelance writer based in France. Words at Level, Elemental, Gen, Human Parts, etc. Email:

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