Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Amy in the Cloud with Secrets

 UPDATE 5/22/14: I never received any response.
I just got another pitch that sure looks like a way to implant sponsored material... in plain English we call them ADS... on websites. As I did with the eAccountable link-buying pitch, I am going to respond to this come-on (see below) from Specialist Authors, in order to see what's behind the curtain. My suspicion is that it is merely a thinly-veiled technique for placing un-labeled ads on websites... ads that masquerade as objective articles.

Of course, it doesn't take a great detective to become suspicious of a pitch from someone who reveals no last name.

I will update this post as I learn more.

Here is the email:
From: Amy Editorial Manager
Sent: Wednesday, February 05, 2014 7:27 AM
To: (deleted)
Subject: Ref: Article ideas 2/5/14


I hope you do not mind me mailing you but I would like to introduce myself.

My name is Amy and I am currently working hard to establish myself as a freelance writer. I have now written for several websites on varying topics and my articles have been well received.

I wondered if you would feel able to place some of my work on your website

The pieces I have had accepted so far were around 500 words in length.
If you would like to go ahead it would help me greatly if you would specify a particular subject, style and tone, as I quickly discovered that versatility in my writing is essential. I am confident that you would find my work engaging and authoritative. I can also guarantee that it will be original: all my own work! It would be helpful to me if I could include one hyperlink in the article.

If you are interested please get in touch with me.

Best wishes and thank you,

Best Regards


Editorial Manager
Specialist Authors