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Thread: [Copywriting/editing] Writershire

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    practical experience, FTW TrixieBelden's Avatar
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    [Copywriting/editing] Writershire

    I got this email today:

    Hi,

    Found your email on Writers.net

    We offer copywriting and editing services and we have more work than we
    can cope with. We're looking for skilled writers who we can rely on. We
    have a lot of work for you and we can keep you very busy.

    If you're interested, please let us know, send us some sample work and
    tell us which of the following topics you can write about and which you
    cannot. Just write yes, no or leave blank if you're not sure.

    Academic:
    Articles:
    Automotive:
    Biographies:
    Blog Content:
    Business:
    Business Plans:
    Children Books:
    Editing (and Proofreading):
    Educational Content:
    Entertainment:
    Financial Content (including Forex, Stocks, etc.):
    Manuals (General):
    Manuals (Technical):
    Marketing:
    Multimedia Copywriting:
    Novels:
    Real Estate:
    Scripts (Ads, etc.):
    Speeches:
    Sports:
    Teens:
    Translation (please indicate which language):
    Travel:
    Web Content:

    Please indicate any other special skills you may have:

    We offer swift payment and if you deliver quality work on time, we'll keep
    you very busy. Remember, you don't have to waste time waiting or looking
    for clients; as soon as you finish a task, we'll have the next one ready
    for you!

    For more information about our company, please visit www.writershire.com

    Some example rates:

    Business Plans (minimum research required - all info provided): $100

    40 page research proposal: $150

    Short Book Proposal: $50

    11 Chapter Business Book on Corporate America: $350

    5 Chapter Book on Face Painting: $100

    Our fees vary depending on the size of project, amount of research you
    will be required to do, and deadline.

    I look forward to hearing from you.

    Kind regards,

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    I don't know if it's a scam, but an 11 Chapter Business Book on Corporate America for $350 and a 5 Chapter Book on Face Painting for $100 sounds waaaaay too low to me. I've made that and sometimes more for a single magazine article.

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    I don't think its a scam. They may or may not have steady work, their quality standards are probably sub par as they're probably mass mailing a bunch of writers they're unfamiliar with. But they'll probably pay what they said they pay, which is very little. Doing a quick google search didn't pop up anything scary.

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    The websites in the email they claim association with are www.theprincetonguide.com and www.writershire.com . I did a google search too and a little investigating.
    I hesitate to take it because I have to much ork right nnow but you can never be to careful in this biz!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TrixieBelden View Post
    ,,,
    40 page research proposal: $150
    ...
    As the kids today would say, "OMG LOL whut????" They're missing a zero in that figure.

    Grant/proposal writing is an exacting specialty, even more so when dealing with funding for research. Freelance proposal writers typically command $50-$100 an hour.


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    They're trolling for newbies because no established, or even half-assedly established writer will work for those ridiculously low wages. A 40-page research proposal should be worth $3000-$5000.
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    Is the email from Nigeria?





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    Oh, thats funny.

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    anyone hear of them?

    I wasn't sure where to post this so I thought I'd start here.
    Yesterday I got an email from someone at a site called WriteShire, saying they'd seen my info on writers.net and soliciting for candidates to write/edit/proofread for them and posting their pay rates. This showed up in my junk file at work but I went onto the Web site which appeared legit.

    I sent them 2 emails; both bounced back. I called the number on the site and got a recording saying the number couldn't be completed as dialed.
    Then I went onto writers.net, which I haven't accessed in ages, and realized there's no real way to get any info about me - I don't even remember giving log-in information.

    So I suppose it's a scam. Anyone have any experience with these guys?
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    Here's one editor's experience with them: wordwebbing.com/happen/comment-page-1/
    Last edited by CaoPaux; 08-17-2014 at 12:05 AM. Reason: fixing URL
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    But wait! There's more ...: wordwebbing.com/update-writershiredotcom/
    Last edited by CaoPaux; 08-17-2014 at 12:04 AM. Reason: fixing URL
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    Site hasn't been updated since '10 (last Tweet 7/10). They claim (here) split from Princeton Guide/Commercial Holdings in '09.
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