How to succeed as an Editor in Wordapp
As an editor, you are responsible for delivering a perfect text to the client and once you submit, you take over the responsibility of the text (you can’t send it back to the writer again). Make sure you understand the requirements of a project, did the writer follow their job description?
- Read through the entire text and make sure that instructions are followed and that the tone is correct.
- You should fix small typos or grammatical mistakes because it is faster than sending it back (and because paying it forward is a good thing).
- The text should have zero grammatical, spelling mistakes or issues with instructions when you submit (once submitted, you have taken over the responsibility and can’t send it back anymore).
This means that when there are other problems with the text you send the text back with feedback. When you give feedback, please include relevant information to for example the FAQ (which has information on how to install spell check, USPs, etc.)
Best practices for editors
- Start reading the text, if you right away spot spelling or grammatical errors send it back with a comment saying: “I didn’t read the entire text, but found these, please fix them (remind the writer how to install the spell check by sending them the link).”
- If you see instructions not followed or tone issues. Send it back and give instructions.
- Although you can send the text back even for a small typo, it usually is faster (and more fun) if you fix the small mistakes yourself. (And both of you will get paid faster).
- Be nice to your co-workers, even though the system is anonymous keep a friendly and professional tone, you are giving feedback to a real person.
- You see the person’s level in the task activities log and can adjust the feedback accordingly.
- Send it back to the writer and explain how to flag tasks if a keyword is misspelled, it will save you time in the long run since the writer will learn to do it before submitting.
Flag the task if:
- The rules are not working in a way that allows the writer to write a great text
- The writer is not native in the language (but only if you first sent it back one time with the link to the writer’s role).
- The instructions are not clear so that that it’s not clear how to write a great text
When thinking about whether or not to approve a text, ask yourself this question: “Would you publish this text on your own site?” If the answer is yes, approve the text and send it to the Publisher.
We know you can do it, you wouldn’t be an editor if you didn’t already have a high level.