So I’m currently editing a few projects and one of the books I’m editing, I have concerns about plagiarism. I’m not sure how much is my responsibility in caring about this (I have enough concerns to be posting this, I don’t want to encourage and help someone steal someone else’s work). The buyer sent me the book and noted that it was written by a US ghost writer.
My first bell was the inconsistency in speech. Even the weakest writer, some of the things just strike me as odd. Some of it reads like it was translated to English (which isn’t a problem, but weird because they noted it was a US ghost writer). The second bell was there’s a fair amount of UK english being used. I’m talking small things like “hanging out with your mates.” “Mobilisation” vs "Mobilization. That use of S instead of Z.
Has anyone encountered this? I googled some of the paragraphs in it and nothing came back but it’s just weird. I’m going to run it through some other platforms that check for plagiarism but I thought I’d post and see if it’s just me or if I should be concerned.