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How can I avoid plagiarism? Options
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Plagiarism is the practice of representing another's intellectual property as one's own. You are creating plagiarized content if you are using or closely imitating content originally created by another author without authorization or citation. Interact Media has a zero-tolerance policy regarding plagiarism. All reports of plagiarism are investigated, and any writer in the Zerys network who is found guilty will have his or her account terminated immediately. So how do you know if you've plagiarized? If it passes CopyScape, is that good enough? Not necessarily. CopyScape will detect exact matches but may not see that the content as a whole is too close to the source, or inspiration article(s) that you used for research. So, your content may pass the scan, but the client may still have an issue with it. Rewrites Buyers want 100% original content. Even if the client asks you to rewrite something and provides a document or research links, they still want the content you write to be fresh and unique! 
Occasionally, a client will see too many similarities between a writer’s work and content that is already published. If your content passes CopyScape, but the client is stating that you plagiarized or that the content isn’t unique, then most likely you have submitted “spun” content. This means that the content is not sufficiently unique from the inspiration or research article(s). It is the same content, rewritten to be unique enough to pass CopyScape but not unique enough to be considered 100% original. If you have simply rehashed the content, then manipulated it enough to pass CopyScape, you have created spun content. Spun content may or may not be technically plagiarism. However, it is not an acceptable practice, and if a client brings this to our attention the writer will be warned. If the writer continues this practice their account will be deactivated. Self-Plagiarism Self-plagiarism is the practice of creating and submitting the same content from job to job. If you write content for one title that is significantly similar and/or the same as content that you write for another title, you have self-plagiarized. Interact Media has a zero-tolerance policy regarding self-plagiarism. Any writer found to be self-plagiarizing will have his/her account deactivated immediately.
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