An editor’s biggest headache: Plagiarism


As an editor working with other people’s technical writing for many years, you might guess that either language skills or technical abilities would be the largest issue that you deal with. Both of these provide plenty of challenges, but the biggest issue is plagiarism in one shape or another. (Spelling the word plagiarism is kind of fun, too.)

Pretty much anyone that spent time in grade school knows a little bit about the concept of plagiarism because we were clearly instructed to never just copy someone else’s work, either schoolmate, or website, directly. (For those of you of a certain