Copy AI Is a Freelancer’s Worst Nightmare

Freelance writers have always been our own editors — now we’re just supposed to edit Copy AI articles?

Assad Abderemane
4 min readOct 24, 2022
Candid picture of me drinking an empty cup of tea and watching an AI write entire articles as my soul slowly leaves my body. (Source)

Writer, if that’s your real name, do you want to keep in touch with the emptiness within? Do you want to feel hollow on the inside? Do you, for some reason, need your creativity to just go ✨poof✨, gone into the ether?

If you somehow answered yes to these questions, read on, I guess. If you answered no, come seethe, commiserate and have a laugh with me.

“Writers hate writing,” we often hear in our circles. It’s both a joke and a little bit true sometimes. But tech bros have really taken our pain to heart, so in the age-old habit of finding a solution to a problem they engineered, they gave us Copy AI.

And Jasper AI.

And Hypotenuse AI.

And WriteSonic.

And another bunch of AI writers that do the same thing Dall-E, Midjourney and other AI art generators do — that is to say, mine treasure troves of images and articles and paintings and novels and illustrations and advertising copy and digital art made by indie artists who watch their art style get plagiarized by scornful tech enthusiasts, to then replicate it all and claim it as theirs.



Assad Abderemane

Writer based in France. Words at Level, Elemental, Gen, Human Parts, etc. Email: