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Handling the Truth

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Whether you're writing an article or posting on Social media, how you handle the truth can make or break your reputation as a writer. Finding the truth often takes some serious detective work. Fortunately, the Internet has the right tool for every occasion.


Citing Your Sources: You Get What You Pay For

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Whether you are writing for online visitors or offline readers, if you are writing non-fiction properly citing your sources is critical. While citations are a small detail of writing that are often overlooked, citations can save you from being labeled as a plagiarist and they also advance your credibility.

Who Owns the Copyright

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One of the questions new freelancers often ask is, "Who owns the copyright when the work is done?" Keeping in mind that I am not a lawyer, here is my view on copyright ownership and transfers. With a few exceptions, any intellectual property that can be put into a tangible form is copyrighted from the time of completion by its author or creator whether or not it contains a copyright notice.

Royalty Free vs. Really Free

We've all downloaded software that has "Agree” and "Disagree” buttons, meaning that we have read and agree to the terms of use.Because clicking agree means you get to continue, you may be tempted to click without reading the lengthy legal terms just because you want the software. If you click the disagree, you lose the ability to install the software. Many Internet stock photo galleries use similar buttons.