While perusing the "Writing/Editing Jobs" section, which I used to do in the vain hope that someone, some day, would post a legit freelance job opportunity, but which I now do strictly for laughs, I found the following:
hello my name is [name redacted] i am wondering if there is any good editor's out there i am working on a book called Blackberry juices the book is basically the respect for the black women sexually ,mentally and emotionally im lookinf for ideas feel free to hit me up this is a non paid gig but will be great to ad to your resume
Principals only. Recruiters, please don't contact this job poster.
Phone calls about this job are ok.
Please do not contact job poster about other services, products or commercial interests.
My first bit of free advice? Capitalization and punctuation are your friends. Master those, and then we'll move on to the tougher stuff.
Then, there was this one:
Marketing Ghost Writer 75 Pages: 200$ (WFH)
I have a 20 page outline for a marketing book that I am working on, and need someone to flesh out another 75 pages of relevant, intelligent, fitting filler. This filler can be patterned after other work, but must be changed to not be a copywright violation. I wish I had more to offer for this, but 200 is all I can spend on this, my apologies.
Strong writer with a business background will be perfect for this. Ideally I can get this within two weeks.
it's NOT ok to contact this poster with services or other commercial interests
Compensation: no pay
"This filler can be patterned after other work, but must be changed to not be a copywright violation" was my favorite part.
Fuck, but people are stupid.