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Hi,

I just brought a article from odesk.
The article looks okay.. Do I you think I still need a editor?

Tan Shengg
#editor #needed
  • Profile picture of the author spearce000
    Depends. Run it through copyscape or Google some key phrases in quotes to see if it's listed elsewhere. If it looks OK, then it's OK. If it doesn't, it needs an editor.
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    • Profile picture of the author Blogington
      Yep, run it through Copyscape Plagiarism Checker - Duplicate Content Detection Software

      Then just check it over for spelling errors ect.

      If English isn't your first language though and your content is in English then it might be worth getting an editor or friend to look it over before publishing it.
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      • Profile picture of the author Kay King
        Why would you need an editor for an "article"?
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  • Profile picture of the author hbennick
    If the article is in English, I would say "yes".


    Originally Posted by Tan Shengg View Post

    Hi,

    I just brought a article from odesk.
    The article looks okay.. Do I you think I still need a editor?

    Tan Shengg
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  • Profile picture of the author YourGoToWriter
    What looks okay to one meticulous grammarian may not look okay to a more meticulous grammarian. I say this respectfully, but if you're not 100 percent confident by the quality of that article, hiring an editor is a good way to go.

    By the way, when I say quality, I am not only referring by the quality of English, but also the quality of content in terms of flow and substance.

    Didn't you hire a native English writer on oDesk?

    Originally Posted by Tan Shengg View Post

    Hi,
    I just brought a article from odesk.
    The article looks okay.. Do I you think I still need a editor?
    Tan Shengg
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    • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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      One thing I'll say with confidence: if you need to hire an editor, to edit an article you've bought, then under no circumstances buy another article from the same writer again!

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    • Profile picture of the author Tan Shengg
      Originally Posted by YourGoToWriter View Post

      What looks okay to one meticulous grammarian may not look okay to a more meticulous grammarian. I say this respectfully, but if you're not 100 percent confident by the quality of that article, hiring an editor is a good way to go.

      By the way, when I say quality, I am not only referring by the quality of English, but also the quality of content in terms of flow and substance.

      Didn't you hire a native English writer on oDesk?
      The writer is not a native English writer.
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      • Profile picture of the author Jennifer Hutson
        Originally Posted by Tan Shengg View Post

        The writer is not a native English writer.
        This begs the question: Why buy articles from non-native English speakers in the first place?

        There's nothing worse than trying to establish yourself as an authority on the web and having content that sounds like its lost in translation.

        Yes, it needs to be edited if it's not from a native English speaker. Otherwise, you shouldn't need one if you stick with US writers from now on and just run the articles through Copyscape after.
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        • Profile picture of the author Lucian Lada
          Originally Posted by Jennifer Hutson View Post

          This begs the question: Why buy articles from non-native English speakers in the first place?
          Because there are writers whose first language isn't English but can write just as well as an English native, believe it or not. I know that most foreign writers here are bad, but that doesn't mean there aren't any good ones around.

          Originally Posted by Jennifer Hutson View Post

          Otherwise, you shouldn't need one if you stick with native English writers from now on and just run the articles through Copyscape after.
          Fixed that for ya.

          And who says that native English writers are always going to produce quality articles? I've seen plenty of native English writers making basic grammar mistakes.
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  • Profile picture of the author Tan Shengg
    Thanks warriors.
    I think I know what to do now. Thanks all.
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  • Profile picture of the author Rory Singh
    Be very careful where you get these articles. Some of these guys who 'write' articles and then sell them actually copy them from other people's websites.

    I have had this happen to me many times (have people copy my content word for word) but didn't get upset because I know what goes around comes around.

    Yes there are great article writers who write 100% unique content. Find these guys and give them business.
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  • Profile picture of the author JohnMcCabe
    Originally Posted by Tan Shengg View Post

    Hi,

    I just brought a article from odesk.
    The article looks okay.. Do I you think I still need a editor?

    Tan Shengg
    No offense intended, but in a post with a four word subject and three short sentences, you've made two grammar mistakes (one of them twice).

    I suggest that the answer is yes...
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  • Profile picture of the author Phil Wilkinson
    Definitely.

    I also do not intend to offend, but given the language difference, the answer is yes.

    And, I agree with Alexa. You should not have to pay again to be able to use an article you bought.
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  • Profile picture of the author LynnLinde
    The article should be good enough to use right away unless it's a PLR?
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  • Profile picture of the author Dave37
    Originally Posted by Tan Shengg View Post

    Hi,

    I just brought a article from odesk.
    The article looks okay.. Do I you think I still need a editor?

    Tan Shengg
    It might look perfect, but in order to be safe, it's better to check it for plagiarism.
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