I’ve been a writer most of my life, and I’ve had the opportunity to live in a number of places where people have interesting accents. I’m pretty good at pulling off a few of those when I get reallllly bored at the cube farm (my place of employment). Just for kicks I try to see how long it takes someone to comment on the accent when I’m on the phone, I know it’s juvenile but it’s my only source of entertainment and it’s better than falling asleep with the headphones attached to my head. As long as the job gets done I don’t think it matters because it’s all about money anyway, right?
As a PLR writer it’s important to write in a neutral voice, this I know even though I’m a newbie PLR writer. It’s the same requirement when writing speeches, essays, and training material, now that doesn’t mean I can’t interject some feeling or emotion into the writing…it just means I have to curb my tendency to be sarcastic and quirky. Being neutral may sound easy, but it can be tricky and just so you know what I’m talking about; I wrote a blog entry that covers this topic – take a few minutes to read it and tell me what you think.