Yes, it's true; only the words as written in the body of your article are copyrighted. The ideas and research behind them and even the titles aren't limited to use in that one, single article. This is good news.
You can take the same basic facts from the same research, write a new and different article that will have its own copyright and end up with a separate, saleable entity. This practice can save you time and make you more money.
Editors won't mind, really!
Are you worried that this will bother some editors if they find out what you are doing? No, not the ones who know their stuff and have their heads on straight.
I recently overheard an editor from one of the largest trade magazine publishers in the world sharing how writers could make more money.
One very interesting point stood out. She (and most editors) really doesn’t care if you write an article on a very similar topic for another publication as long as it's a completely different article.
Use the same sources, different quotes, (you may occasionally need to include an additional source) and write a different article.
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