Re: URGENT: Immediate ethical issue ---> need your input NOW

Subject: Re: URGENT: Immediate ethical issue ---> need your input NOW
From: "Janice Gelb" <janice -dot- gelb -at- sun -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Sun, 4 May 2003 00:01:46 -0600

> I'm doing a job and Googling sometimes in order to get information that will
> assist me in discerning the author's meaning.Twice tonight I have come upon
> text that is identical to my author's. Not just a phrase or two, but entire
> paragraphs.
> This job is due tomorrow night and I am almost through with it.
> My query is a global one: what on earth do I say to the editor who hired me as
> a telecommuting editor? And why do I feel as if I've just read someone else's
> diary or something?

I would probably finish the edit and then tell the editor
who hired you exactly what you've said here: "I was using
the Internet to get information that would help me discern
the author's meaning and found examples of text identical
to the text in the manuscript." Let the editor who works
for the firm deal with it.

And then I'd take a shower...

-- Janice


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