Besides scams aimed at writers, I was wondering if there are scams aimed at editors. Note: By editors I mean copyeditors, proofreaders, techie editors, etc. rather than in-house editors doing structural and/oror line editing. (Is the opposite of an in-house editor an outhouse editor?)
A couple of years ago, I remember one scam where a vanity press was trying to get editors to work on a royalty basis. Someone on the copyediting list serv was warned away from that one, but I'm sure she wasn't the only one who was tempted.
Also, I remember a couple of scams where people got free editing by putting up an ad for editing services, and then telling all interested persons they had to do an editing test to qualify. It turns out that each person got a chapter of a book to edit, and in the end all were told that they weren't selected for the job. :faint:
Are there any others? If so, let me at 'em!