The Cut and Paste Thief and What To Do If You’ve Been Plagiarized – Written by Diana Hurwitz

Diana Hurwitz informs us about what to do if we’ve been plagiarized. Thank you for a very educational blog post Diana.


As Maryann Miller detailed in her March post, recently a hack named Cristiane Serruya came up with what she thought was a clever scheme.

She trimmed paragraphs from multiple books, quilted them together, then published them as her own work.

She changed the titles, character names, and a word here or there.

The results were a bit like Frankenstein’s monster, but she got away with it, for a while.

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Seven Proven Strategies for Editing and Proofreading Your Own Writing – Written By Michael LaRocca

On The Story Reading Ape’s blog I found the link to above mentioned interesting blog post on “The Blood Red Pencil” blog, written by Michael LaRocca. Thank you very much for the information, Michael.


1) After you finish writing it, put your document away for a while. Hours, days, weeks or even months. You want to look at it with “fresh eyes.” Instead of seeing what you meant to write, you want to see what you actually did write.

2) Use the spelling and grammar features in your word processor. They aren’t perfect – ask anybody – but if you know the rules, you can decide which suggestions to accept and which to ignore.

To read the entire blog post go to:

https://bloodredpencil.blogspot.com/2019/01/seven-proven-strategies-for-editing-and.html