NOTE: For purposes of this thread, when I refer to writing gigs, it includes proofreaders, all editors, all writers to include but not limited to book blurb/article/blogs/etc.
If you are a buyer reading this forum, then this advice is for you.
I’ve read several buyers asking how to find good proofreaders, editors and writers. There are some who have been burned a few times, wondering if there are any genuine sellers who offer writing gigs here.
So, how do you spot the fake from the real? It’s easier than you think. Unlike other gigs, where you have to spend time doing detective work, reading reviews - analyzing fake vs real, writing gigs are easier to hire.
If you just stumble across this forum, then spend some time reading the threads. You can click the username or profile picture then check out that sellers gigs. You’ll find many cool gigs, including those who offer writing gigs.
Even the perfectionist will let small grammar errors slip by on the forum but writers won’t. Writers are obsessed with writing in every aspect from spelling, to punctuations, wording, to structure and even the flow.
They are seldom redundant or repetitive in what they write here. They are somewhat of a writing , most of the time very long winded and very passionate about giving writing advice.
When you spend enough time reading the forum, you’ll get an idea about their work ethics and writing skills. A real writer knows spinning articles or tricking copyscape by replacing English letters with Foreign letters takes too much work. They will write from scratch.
Proofreaders and editors are even easier to spot, just read what they wrote on the forum.
I can’t guarantee you’ll like the article you get, but this will guarantee you’ll get unplagerized, unspun article by a real writer.