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Native English

erke-irene
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Irene E Member Since: Jun 30, 2016
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I have a question.  I really want to know more about the native english speaking that most clients are asking when you are trying to bid on a job on upworks.  i would like to learn so maybe I can bid on a job and get the one that has native english and not get passed up.

csjarmitage
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Christy A Member Since: Dec 30, 2015
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All you need to do is change the "Languages" section of your profile to "Native/Bilingual" (assuming that is, in fact, the case)

jmlaidlaw
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Janean L Member Since: Apr 6, 2016
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One cannot "learn" to be a native English speaker. An argument could be made that for many purposes, someone who has a good ear for languages and who has lived in an English-speaking country for a good number of years and who has interacted near-daily with English speakers is, effectively, a native speaker. (For example, the spouse of a native speaker who has lived in America or the U.K. for 20-plus years might well have achieved native fluency.)

 

A quick glance at the Original Poster's question/comment, however, suggests that, all good intentions and efforts notwithstanding, she is not yet ready to accurately present herself as a "Native English Speaker." There are small "tells" that show she doesn't have full mastery of the language, and it is these small slips that a potential client is presumably looking to avoid.

mariawicz5
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Maria A Member Since: Apr 6, 2016
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I don't know if you're "native," but judging from your profile, I'd definitely say you're better than "conversational."
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