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Clip- Definition of a Clip

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Definition: A clip is simply a sample of your writing. The name probably came from the fact that writers used to have to cut out (clip) their article from a hard copy for their portfolio. A clip can be of varying length and varying subject matter. Freelance writing jobs will usually indicate the kind of clip they want, whereas magazines like to see a clip similar to the article/field/genre/subject that you are proposing to write for them.
Also Known As: sample, writing sample
Examples:
The ad calls for interested writers to send a resume and a clip.

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