Plagiarism will not be tolerated. If more than 50 words match when your article is run through Copyscape, and they aren’t judged to be a “false positive” for including an address, team name, etc. that constitutes plagiarism. When full sentences match word for word, that is plagiarism. If a sentence is quoted verbatim, it must be inside of quotation marks followed by source attribution, or it is considered plagiarism. There are very few instances, though, where this will be acceptable in any of our work. Our job is to provide unique, quality content for our clients. Not duplicate content.
If you plagiarize, you will no longer be a member of the writing team. There are no second chances. We cannot use plagiarized work, and you will not be paid for work we cannot use. Your content release form states that you are creating work for hire, and if we can’t use it, you will not be compensated for it. This is part of the agreement that everyone signs, but this post serves as an explanation in simpler terms, in case the wording is confusing for anyone.
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