I’m all about trust. I think it’s important for clients and freelancers to establish trust off the bat. If an employer’s first communication to me mentions he’s worried I might plagiarize, there’s no trust and I’m turned off from working at that job. I hate seeing Copyscape in job ads.
Don’t get me wrong. I don’t condone cut and paste jobs. I know employers use CopyScape to nip this in the bud, and I don’t have a problem with that. My problem is when a client announces in a job ad that he’ll be using CopyScape. This is so insulting. If you’re going to use it, use it. You don’t need to tell your freelancers you don’t trust them – before they’re even hired. [Read more…]