Does this sound like a "top internet copywriter" to you?

By Katharine Swan On Wednesday, February 13, 2008 At 12:18 PM

During today's job search, I ran across this strange ad:

Can you write, I mean really write? Does Doing Web Copy Interest You

We are looking for someone to become part of our team to become protege of a top internet copywriter

Do you feel like you could slip into the role of professional copywriter sooo easily, and do it better than most others out there? but your not totally confident yet in your copywriting ability?

Can you integrate the left and right hemispheres of your brain to create copy that's both emotionally persuasive and logically sound?

Good. Then email or call me now David XXX-XXX-XXXX

Does this sound like a "top internet copywriter" to you?

He has problems figuring out title case and basic capitalization, leaves off punctuation, and uses "your" instead of "you're" in the second "paragraph." And I didn't know I could "become protege." That sounds like fun!

What do you want to bet this is a scam of some sort?


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Blogger Irreverent Freelancer Says:  

As you know, I've been scouring the job postings a lot more these days too, and I'm aghast at some of the things I'm seeing. Maybe I've just been too busy to notice, but it seems like matters have gotten really bad of late.

Blogger Katharine Swan Says:  

I agree.

I've been out of touch with the whole job search scene for so long, though, that I don't know if it's just been lately, or whether this trend has been developing for a while.

Maybe someone who has been searching for jobs regularly can shed some light on the subject for us!

Anonymous Anonymous Says:  

That guy is legit! He emailed me and we're supposed to start work. I require 50% deposit so we'll see if he's a loser or not ;)

Blogger Katharine Swan Says:  


Thanks for letting me know! I'm glad to know he's legit, though I still wonder about the "top copywriter" part...

Blogger Lori Says:  

Becoming protege sounds a bit painful...

Anonymous Anonymous Says:  

Yeouch, I don't know how much I would want to be a protege of someone who has such a poor grasp of English....

Blogger Michele Says:  

Hmmm.... I hope Jessica updates and lets us know for sure.


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Katharine Swan is a full-time freelance writer with more than 5 years of professional writing experience. In addition to maintaining several personal blogs, she writes a variety of online marketing materials for clients, including company blogs, articles, and press releases. In her free time, she spends time with her horse, reads, and writes fiction.

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