Saturday, 14 November 2015

Iwriter claims to be a website for freelance writers.

It is not. 

If there ever was a controversy about it, then the sales pitch on the home page should bring that controversy to a screeching halt. 

Urgently. Conclusively. Definitely.

Why did I ever bother hiring Sherlock Holmes to investigate this one? I do hope that Sherlock won't be upset with me for wasting his time. I knew I should have hired the guy who left C.S.I. Miami instead. I heard that he's unemployed right now, and that he can't wait to start chasing the bad guys again. Apparently, he really misses the game. 

Now back to iWriter...

There is only one major sales pitch on the iWriter home page which is three-sentences-long and both the first and second sentences in that sales pitch contain grammatical errors.

The first sentence says “Get Content Written for as little as...” instead of “Have content written for as little as...”. (That sentence would still be turgid by the way.)

The second sentence then states “The only place you'll ever need to go for your web content needs” rather than “the only place you'll ever need to go to for your ...”


The writing on that website is so bad that the errors in it contain their own errors.

These omnipresent errors are on a site that was purportedly created to promote freelance writing. 


These errors are on a site that charges 147$ for the chance to obtain a “premium” writing status.

The site claims that writers who pay that fee can then send in 3 essays for evaluation, and that those who obtain high marks on those essays can then climb to a “premium” writing status afterwards. This option to purchase a premium status is brandished, seemingly, on each of the website's pages, with its message shrieking even louder in the sensationalist emails that iWriter will constantly send you.

It is perhaps fitting that on a website that is full of turgid prose, the two key sentences on the home page contain awful grammar as well.

Think about that for a second.

It is the same writers that have committed the countless grammar errors found throughout the iWriter website that will review, evaluate and grade the essays of those who pay 147$ for the chance to obtain a “premium” writing status.

Presumably, anyways.

I say presumably because I doubt that anyone at iWriter has ever read a single one of those essays that has ever been sent to them.

If YOU paid 147$, and your essay was graded without anybody ever reading it, how would YOU ever know the difference?

If you ever see an online writing contest with an admission fee to participate in it, say 50$, assume that it is a fraud, and if you must, ask questions later.

Likewise, if you ever go to any freelance writing site that asks you to pay certain fees before you can start writing articles, you can be 100% certain that it is a giant scam. Guaranteed.

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