Use Feature Articles For Marketing and PR

Written by Ana Ventura

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Looking at back issues ofrepparttar journals and magazines where you wish to submit is a good idea. By seeing what sorts of materials have run there before, you have a better chance of writing something that they might be looking for.

It is highly suggested by some editors to send a query letter before submittingrepparttar 129701 actual article. This is especially true if you are wanting to send to exclusive print journals. Keep in mind that this query is much like a sales letter with your editor as a prospect. Always be professional, do your research, state your credentials, and edit, edit, edit.

Ifrepparttar 129702 publication allows, use a resource box atrepparttar 129703 end ofrepparttar 129704 article. This is longer than a byline and givesrepparttar 129705 reader much more information about you, including your contact info in case they would like to use your business. The resource box usually brings in more response than an ad would, because your article has established your authority onrepparttar 129706 subject.

Ana Ventura specializes in helping businesses, organizations, and individuals get media coverage. She is a PR expert at DrNunley's , a site specializing in affordable publicity services. She also writes for the Ezine Ad Package at Reach Ana at or 801-328-9006.

Is Someone Plagiarizing Your Work?

Written by Michael Southon

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Unfortunately, internet plagiarism is flourishing. There's now a whole industry that supplies college students with 'model' term papers forrepparttar purpose of plagiarism. Here are just some ofrepparttar 129699 websites that are part of this industry:

School Sucks

Other People's Papers

Evil House of Cheat

Butrepparttar 129700 plagiarism industry has spawned another industry: websites and software designed to detect plagiarism. One such software was developed by ( and (

This is how it works:repparttar 129701 software makes a 'digital fingerprint' of a submitted document using an elaborate set of algorithms. That fingerprint is then checked against a database that contains over 1 billion publicly-available web pages. then produces an 'originality report' that givesrepparttar 129702 user an index of how originalrepparttar 129703 submitted paper was, and whether it falls above or belowrepparttar 129704 'plagiarism threshold'.

This software, however - while an excellent tool for college professors - probably wouldn't help writers find out if their work has been plagiarized.

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The Internet is so vast, chances are you wouldn't know if someone had plagiarized your work. I only discovered that my work had been plagiarized becauserepparttar 129705 'author' sent his plagiarized article to me for publication in my own newsletter.

But if you do discover that someone has plagiarized one of your articles, you could do what I did.

I immediately contactedrepparttar 129706 author ofrepparttar 129707 'article' and requested that he email everyone to whom he had sentrepparttar 129708 article, explaining that it was plagiarized, and that they should on no account publish it. I added that if he did not withdrawrepparttar 129709 article from circulation I would contact his web host andrepparttar 129710 moderators of any lists that distributedrepparttar 129711 article.

The author replied within a few hours and admitted thatrepparttar 129712 similarity betweenrepparttar 129713 2 articles was "VERY uncanny". He said he had no idea "how they could be so similar". But after a few emails, he did withdrawrepparttar 129714 article.

In a way, it's a compliment when someone plagiarizes your work: it means you're writing good stuff. But that's little consolation. If you make your living from writing onrepparttar 129715 Internet, plagiarism could berepparttar 129716 greatest threat to your livelihood.

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