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They Don’t Ask for Much

March 15, 2008 by Deborah Ng  
Filed under Entertainment

They Don’t Ask for Much

This is for volunteers.
Volunteer Feature Write for Name Withheld

Reply to: ass@craigslist.org
Date: 2008-03-17, 4:58AM EDT
Feature Writers:
If you are interested in becoming a volunteer feature writer, please write a short editorial and submit it to Managing Editor @withheld.com. The editorial can be on the Game or MMO-Game-related topic of your choice and should be no more than 1500 words in length and be free of grammatical and spelling errors. Past editorials accepted.
Why should you volunteer as a WITHHELD.com moderator, feature writer or game guide writer?

Wanted: Help for a Writer Who Can’t Express Himself

March 13, 2008 by Deborah Ng  
Filed under Entertainment

Wanted: Help for a Writer Who Can’t Express Himself

A big old WTF? on this one and an all caps alert:

LOOKING FOR AN PROOF READER, EDITOR
Reply to: lameo@craigslist.org
Date: 2008-03-04, 8:32PM
LOOKING FOR AN PROOF READER, EDITOR (RICHMOND)
BUSINESSMAN ENTREPRENEUR, WRITING E BOOK ON DATING, A COURSE FOR MEN TO UNDERSTAND WOMEN…….NEED HELP IN EXPRESSING MY IDEAS, VERB AGE AT TIMES AND OF COURSE GRAMMAR USE. A PLUS IF YOU ARE VERY COMPUTER, SOFTWARE, KNOWLEDGEABLE. THIS MAY BE BEST SUITED FOR A COLLEGE AGE FEMALE WHO IS NOT OFFENDED WITH POSSIBLE R TO X RATED DISCUSSION TOPICS.
THIS IS FOR REAL SOME PAY AND SOME RESIDUAL INCOME BONUSES POSSIBLE.

Location: RICHMOND
Compensation: A PER CHAPTER …read more

Plagiarism by Any Other Name…

March 12, 2008 by Deborah Ng  
Filed under Entertainment

Plagiarism by Any Other Name…

…is still plagiarism
Writer – Editor?
Reply to:imanassandathief.comDate: 2008-03-11, 5:12PM PDTI need a few pages of text “rewritten” so as to NOT violate copywrite laws. The text in question is just about 99% perfect for my use… other than inserting my name in place of theirs… but, I fear that’s not legal, so, let’s rewrite it to avoid any issues. Similar is great – plagerism isn’t. How much would you charge per page? How long would you need to perform task?

Compensation: tbd
Telecommuting is ok.
Principals only. Recruiters, please don’t contact this job poster.
Please, no phone calls about this job!
Please do not …read more

WTF?

March 7, 2008 by Deborah Ng  
Filed under Entertainment

WTF?

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The arrogance of some of the people who post ads at Craigslist is mind boggling:
I Need a Press writer for my company!
Reply to: ass@yahoo.comDate: 2008-03-09, 3:33PM EDTIm looking to start up a small company the creates press release kits for musicians, artist, models, and actors. I need someone who can write!! Please contact me asap.

Location: queens
it’s NOT ok to contact this poster with services or other commercial interests
Compensation: in due time…

What does “in due time” mean? You need someone who can write and promise payment “in due time?” …read more

Can Anyone Tell Me What’s Wrong With This Picture

March 5, 2008 by Deborah Ng  
Filed under Entertainment

Can Anyone Tell Me What’s Wrong With This Picture

Here’s the ad:
Freelance writer

Reply to: comeagain@craigslist.orgDate: 2008-03-04, 10:53PM ESTYoung Working Women is an organization that provides women with the insight and resources they need to be proactive in navigating the early stages of their careers. YWW is looking for volunteer freelance writers interested in writing about career topics for 20 and 30 somethings (200-500 words). How to apply: 1. Send us your resume 2. Include a link to writing samples, or paste in your email Young Working Women is content driven. This is currently a non-paying offer; however, we will provide a link to your site/blog/book.

it’s NOT …read more

Write Your Passion…Just Don’t Expect Anything for It

February 22, 2008 by Deborah Ng  
Filed under Entertainment

Write Your Passion…Just Don’t Expect Anything for It

This is one the lamest ads for writers I’ve come across yet:
Wanted…Passionate Writers
Reply to: ass@craigslist.orgDate: 2008-02-21, 9:02PM ESTYou can be very passionate here. Your New Writing can be published immediately. Ask for help and help others. All of this with absolutely no cost. Google Author Nation

it’s NOT ok to contact this poster with services or other commercial interests
Compensation: no pay

I would think there would be no cost. No cost to the writer and no cost to the publisher apparently. Since when does passion equal no pay anyway? I guess the fact that we’re passionate and our New …read more

Amazing Ass Offers Amazing Exposure

February 21, 2008 by Deborah Ng  
Filed under Entertainment

Amazing Ass Offers Amazing Exposure

Is this guy for real?
New Media Outlet Seeks Movie Reviewer
Reply to: ass@craigslist.orgDate: 2008-02-18, 11:33AM ESTIf you have a love of movies and a flare for critiquing what you’ve seen at the theatre… then we’re looking for you!! Major New Media Outlet & News Distribution website seeks a movie reviewer to regularly attend press screenings and to write creative, interesting movie reviews. *Please have a professional understanding of the entire editorial process & the ability to churn out movie reviews within 24 hours of attending a screening.* Your work will be seen, not only on our site, but on …read more

Bad Practice

February 16, 2008 by Deborah Ng  
Filed under Entertainment

Bad Practice

 
So you can write for food, or write for money…or you can write for practice.
writer for web site
Reply to: cheapass@YAHOO.COMDate: 2008-02-13, 3:53PM ESTI have a start up gaming web site. I’m looking for someone to write news and views on gaming.And to research poker tournaments and schedules.It is not a paid position at the present time.Could be in the future.Good way to practice your writing skills.

it’s NOT ok to contact this poster with services or other commercial interests
Compensation: no pay

This guy really knows how to offer the incentive, doesn’t he? Who wouldn’t be tempted to accept this gig, …read more

I Want to Be Searchable!

February 6, 2008 by Deborah Ng  
Filed under Entertainment

I Want to Be Searchable!

Here’s a great gig for attention whores:
aspiring writers looking to get your name out there? here’s ur chance
Reply to: ass@craigslist.orgDate: 2008-01-30, 8:35PM ESTIf you’re an aspiring writer, this could be the place for you, we are opening a new site and need content writers. Your name will be significant on the web, searchable on every major site

it’s NOT ok to contact this poster with services or other commercial interests
Compensation: % of ad revenue

Oooh me! Me! Pick me! I want to be searchable on every major site. That’s a hundreds times more better than getting paid for my …read more

Umm….No

January 29, 2008 by Deborah Ng  
Filed under Entertainment

Umm….No

Would you take this gig?
CAN U WRITE A BLOG ABOUT MY BIZ FOR ME
Reply to: lameo@craigslist.org Date: 2008-01-24, 11:20AM CST CAN YOU????????// AMERICANEAGLECP.COM

Location: NAPERVILLE
it’s NOT ok to contact this poster with services or other commercial interests
Compensation: MAYBE

By now you probably know I take issue with anyone who writes as if she’s texting her BFF during study hall.  Plus this is just a lame ad. She only asks if someone can write a blog. There are not details whatsoever. "CAN YOU???" does not an ad make. And what’s with the maybe? …read more

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