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Subject:RE: Editing test on my website? From:"Bonnie Granat" <bgranat -at- granatedit -dot- com> To:"'TECHWR-L'" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com> Date:Fri, 25 Aug 2006 13:25:05 -0400
Thank you, Geoff. Yes, that was the reason, of course -- copyright. It
became clear to me on another list, after reading comments of folks there,
that I was mixing up plagiarism and copyright. I had forgotten that any use
for income of even a work derived from a copyrighted work was prohibited.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Geoff Hart [mailto:ghart -at- videotron -dot- ca]
> Sent: Friday, August 25, 2006 9:36 AM
> To: TECHWR-L; Bonnie Granat
> Subject: Editing test on my website?
> Bonnie Granat wondered: <<My contract fizzled this week, so I
> am back
> in the game, so to speak.>>
> Sympathies. Best of luck finding fun new work!
> <<Anyway, I took an editing test today. I was asked to
> developmentally edit and line edit an article for a company that was
> published on the Web more than two years ago. If I do not get the
> assignment, is there any reason for me not to use the test as an
> example of my editing on my website?>>
> The best reason in the world: the test is copyrighted in the name of
> the person who wrote it. Your edits are indeed your own intellectual
> property, but you can't republish the original text without the
> author's permission.