But honestly Monica, the web is considered "public domain" and you should be happy we just didn't "lift" your whole article and put someone else's name on it! It happens a lot, clearly more than you are aware of, especially on college campuses, and the workplace. If you took offence and are unhappy, I am sorry, but you as a professional should know that the article we used written by you was in very bad need of editing, and is much better now than was originally. Now it will work well for your portfolio. For that reason, I have a bit of a difficult time with your requests for monetary gain, albeit for such a fine (and very wealthy!) institution. We put some time into rewrites, you should compensate me! I never charge young writers for advice or rewriting poorly written pieces, and have many who write for me... ALWAYS for free!"
Read the whole thing at http://nihilistic-kid.livejournal.com/1553538.html - then pop on over to send a nice email to the nice lady who thinks that her world is one of lawful theft. There is a link to the magazine where the editor believes that it is OK to steal content. The magazine's name is 'Cooks Source" or Cooks Source.
Be nice with your emails. Be civil.
It isn't nice to attack people with obviously such slight grasp on reality.
And to think, she takes what she wants, lies about the copyright usage, then states that she should be paid for doing it.
Yeah... be very kind. She may actually be ill.