I saw an ad on Craigslist to write a Wikipedia article for a client because they “don’t know how to use a computer.”
Normally I would ignore this sort of thing, but they were offering $200 for the job and I needed the cash. I emailed my resume (professional freelance writer and editor), along with links to Wikia articles I’d written from the ground up – I’ve never really written a Wikipedia article in its entirety, so I figured that would make sense –whatever edits I’ve made on existing Wikipedia articles would be worth less than having 10,000+ word articles I’ve made all by myself on specialized subjects.
I guess I was wrong.
Client: That’s not Wikipedia! That’s a copycat site—what are you trying to pull?