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[Magazine] Animal Fair

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Mysti

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Unfortunately, it takes someone's experience with a company to be so poor that they are seeking legal recourse. Fortunately for all of you, it was me, and I'm willing to offer some information (limited as there will be a legal action brought against the magazine, and it's owner. (Words are purposely spelled with spaces to prevent google searching by her for this information.)

I accepted a position as the Web Editor for this company and am now going to be fighting for my pay. Fair warning to everyone out there. DO NOT do ANY work for this company. Be EXTREMELY cautious when seeking out various writing gigs that contain descriptives such as, "pop culture, chefs, animals, celebrities, great content" That is how the company is described!

At the end of all that transpires, I will be able to release more information, but until that point, if you question if the ad is for that company, please PM me and I will be happy to help!!
 
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I'm sorry to hear you're having this experience. I had the exact same difficulty with a former client who owed a significant amount of money. I emailed them every day re-stating the terms of our contract, and that I expected confirmation of payment immediately. I consulted with a lawyer and joined the National Writers Union.

If you're a member of NWU, you can contact the grievance department. They will draft letters on your behalf and provide you with a great deal of assistance.

Word of caution though about naming names online, as I was warned by a lawyer. As a freelancer, I appreciate your warning, and I did a similar thing to warn freelancers, but I always made sure to keep myself and the name of the company and others involved anonymous. If people want specifics they can email you directly. Maybe I'm just paranoid about libel.

Keep us updated!
 

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Just to be sure we're talking about the same thing, is this a magazine that focuses on celebrity pet owners with a few service articles?

I was going to pitch them.
 

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Words are purposely spelled with spaces to prevent google searching by her for this information.

FYI, Google ignores spaces, dashes, and other punctuation when it searches.

You may want to revise it to use "leet speek" spelling, with a 1 instead of the l or the i

That usually throws it off the scent.
 

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Mysti, a couple of things.

First, there's more than one Animal Fair. If you're going to identify something as a "Beware," it's helpful to post a link, so it's clear which Animal Fair you're talking about.

Second, if you want to keep pending legal action a secret, posting about it on the Internet is not a good way to accomplish that. You might want to reconsider whether you really want to put this information out there.

- Victoria
 

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