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Just wondering.....

Discussion in 'Copywriting' started by Senobia, Dec 21, 2012.

  1. #1
    Lately, I've seen a lot of [WTB] ads requesting content with requirements like: 'excellant grammer, not spinned, 100% oreginal, native writters only plz'

    I'm just wondering....if someone did deliver a piece that had 'excellant grammer', how would they know? :confused:
    Senobia, Dec 21, 2012 IP
  2. Spoiltdiva

    Spoiltdiva Notable Member

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    Ha*ha! Thanks for the chuckle. I have often wondered about this myself!:)
    Spoiltdiva, Dec 21, 2012 IP
  3. blueink

    blueink Greenhorn

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    #3
    They will hire an 'excelant editer' to edit the content. :p
    blueink, Dec 24, 2012 IP
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    James Byun Active Member

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    Haha, someone with a "cents" of humor.
    James Byun, Dec 24, 2012 IP
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    pnp4all Active Member

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    lolz , looks new 1 just for investing purpose...
    pnp4all, Dec 28, 2012 IP
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    pablo123 Greenhorn

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    That's funny. And you are "bang on target" as they say. It is funny really. Far too many people are looking to get content cheap and then get it edited. Eventually it costs more. The poor quality brings down the website's value too. It does not help anybody.
    pablo123, Dec 28, 2012 IP
  7. blueink

    blueink Greenhorn

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    Absolutely, it is a vicious circle which undermines good writers and makes people end up paying a lot more than they intended. Helps nobody!


    blueink, Dec 28, 2012 IP
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    nhed Member

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    Oh God, all they need is excellant grammaar, not spinned, 100% oregi(anal), naive (I mean native) writters. They would not know what they get but at least I hope they would try.

    nhed, Dec 28, 2012 IP
  9. Senobia

    Senobia Well-Known Member

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    I think it's good they end up paying 'more than they intended'. The vast majority of DP content buyers consistently attempt to take gross advantage of writers. So when I see them post about how they had a bad experience with a writer and need to have something re-written - and they're paying again instead of having paid a qualified writer a decent wage in the first place - it does my lil heart so much good. Karma in action.
    Senobia, Dec 29, 2012 IP
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    BawaVashisht Peon

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    Me also!!!!!!!!
    BawaVashisht, Jan 8, 2013 IP
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    This did indeed make me laugh; and I haven't a lot of respect for the writer of the ad. My policy on this though is like my policy with shall we say 'intellectually challenged' people. I would never seek to take advantage. It's a cinch they have a friend who's bright or very bright (yes in relation to grammar, syntax and such stuff for this instance.) And they might happen to double-check the work submitted in reply to that poor brief. Just my 2 cents worth. But it gave me as I said, a good laugh! Thanks.
    axxil, Mar 17, 2013 IP
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    TIEro Active Member

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    #12

    Word, of course. Copy/paste, watch for squiggly lines.
    TIEro, Mar 17, 2013 IP
  13. Senobia

    Senobia Well-Known Member

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    #13

    Try again. :)
    Senobia, Mar 17, 2013 IP
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    Lynn C Active Member

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    #14
    That is very funny...or amusing...or rib-tickling. How would they know?
    Lynn C, Mar 17, 2013 IP
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    TIEro Active Member

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    #15

    Why? That's how they'd check. There's a big difference between being able to produce excellent grammar and being able to use a tool to spot it (or at least spot reasonably acceptable grammar the majority of the time, give or take a few stupidities, in Word's case).
    TIEro, Mar 18, 2013 IP
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    Lynn C Active Member

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    #16
    I like your quote, by the way.
    Yes, spotting good English is not the same as writing good English, or even sales copy. That said, when I am reviewing websites for customers, the bad ones stand out. I generally have to be blunt and just say that the poor command of English is probably hurting their sales.
    Lynn C, Mar 18, 2013 IP
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    Senobia Well-Known Member

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    If you can 'spot it', why can't you use it yourself? (Yourself = people who can spot it with a 'tool', but not use that 'tool' for their own sake.)

    Fail.
    Senobia, Mar 18, 2013 IP
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    TIEro Active Member

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    #18

    That shows an astounding lack of perception, which surprises me coming from you.

    Do you speak a second language? That'd be a good analogy: I speak French and I can tell you if a paragraph is correct (within reason) but writing it is another matter - all that gender agreement, weird tenses and stuff... *shudder*

    Same goes for using a tool: if Word squiggly-underlines things in my French, I can go back and think "Huh?" It doesn't guarantee I can fix it (at least not without my French partner's assistance) but it means I know something is (probably) wrong.
    TIEro, Mar 19, 2013 IP
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    Senobia Well-Known Member

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    Sí - hablo español. Lo escribo, tambíen. Uso mas cuidado cuando escribo en español porque no es mi primer idioma. No lo estudié. Lo apprendí de escuchar. No me gusta escribir en español, pero cuando tengo que, lo hago bien. :)
    Senobia, Mar 19, 2013 IP
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    TIEro Active Member

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    Comme je n'ai pas compris un seul mot de tout ca, je ne vais meme pas repondre. Eh ben... j'ai compris quelques mots mais pas assez pour que je me fais chier a essayer de faire quoi que ca soit. :)

    (LOL @ Google Translate trying to handle colloquialisms.)
    TIEro, Mar 19, 2013 IP