I work as a freelance writer, and sometimes
clients want to check for plagiarism. That’s fine; it’s a perfectly reasonable
thing to check for. So this client put my article about car accidents through
Copyscape and it came up with some plagiarism. The plagiarized sections were:
“to die in,” “times more likely” (as in “26 times more likely”) and “likely to
The client then asked me to explain myself.
Me: Well, these are extremely common phrases used in many articles. These
websites often pick up on common phrases, but it’s like when you use spell
check – you have to use your own judgment.
Client: I know how content writing works n I m the client n ur supposed to give
me what I wanted. U don’t even know a to z of writing. Not worth hiring someone
who does not know what copy scape is not ready to listen what clients want. I
saw the article u corrected. I still found few words were just copied again.