Minor Issues: A teen wanted to pay me a four-figure sum to write a school essay

The job called for a high-quality, research-based essay which would supposedly have been written by the teen. ST PHOTO: GIN TAY
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SINGAPORE - The teenager on the line said: "I'm looking for a freelance writer to write an essay for me. Do you do such jobs?"

I nearly dropped my phone. In 17 years of freelance writing, this was the most "wrong" job I had ever been approached to do.

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