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How important is it to exercise impartial narrative in your writing?

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By: Rachelle Enns

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To have an impartial narrative in your writing means that you do not show bias in the pieces that you are creating. For instance, when writing an article that sparks controversy, the publication you work for may ask you to give the facts, and allow the reader to form their ideas and opinions. Discuss what an unbiased narrative means to you, and how you ensure you deliver an impartial piece of writing.

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"I am objective, relying only on facts when I need to write a piece that has an impartial narrative. It's important to me that I allow my readers to form their own emotions, thoughts, and ideas behind a topic. Now, this is not for all topics and pieces that I take on; however, I am extra careful to remain unbiased when writing pieces on hot topics such as politics or religion."

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"Much of what I write is humor or satire, which is often dripping in bias. When I have to write an impartial piece, I am cautious to find original and reputable sources as well as use many facts. Also, I use a third person voice when writing unbias pieces, to keep any opinion out of my work."

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Rachelle Enns
Rachelle Enns is an executive head-hunter and job search expert. Utilized by top executives from Fortune 100 & 500 companies like Fitbit, Microsoft, General Electric, Nestle, and more, she helps professionals position themselves in a competitive marketplace. Rachelle founded Renovate My Resume, a company that focuses on helping job seekers get their edge back. Renovate My Resume creates stand-out resumes, cover letters, LinkedIn profiles and professional summaries for new grads, all the way to corporate executives. Rachelle spends much of her time training career coaches, recruiters, and resume writers. She also holds interview workshops for students and interns, globally. For great tips and tricks, follow Rachelle on Instagram @_rachelle_e or @renovatemyresume.
Published: 01/27/2019
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How important is it to exercise impartial narrative in your writing?
Yes, for me being a journalist is being everywhere. As long as there are readers hungry for truth, I will be there- writing. (:
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