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Is it mandatory for editors to be a native speaker of English?

13 August 2016 | Anders Schepelern

To edit in English, it is better to be a native speaker, but it is not mandatory.

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As an editor, how do I process Google jobs and documents?

14 August 2017 | Anders Schepelern

When you’re ready to claim a piece of work on Google Drive, make sure that you’ve entered the Google email address you’ll be using to access jobs on Google Drive on your ‘Profile’ page. Using your own Gmail address is the only way you can access Google jobs. Now you can claim the Google job in the same way as you would any other job.

Remember to change to ‘Suggesting’ mode before you start editing. This is the equivalent of switching on ‘Track Changes’ in Word:

Google Docs Suggesting mode

When you’re done editing, simply close the Google document and finish the delivery process from the jobs page on Wordy. Of course, there is no need to upload the document.

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When registering as an editor is it possible to retake the multi-choice test if you fail it the first time round or is that it?

13 August 2016 | Anders Schepelern

You’re welcome to get back to us on support@wordy.com after a six months period.

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If I worked for Wordy, would there be any contractual arrangement, or is it all done on an ad-hoc basis?

13 August 2016 | Anders Schepelern

All work is done on an ad-hoc basis. Please find more information on Terms of use for editors.

 

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I completed an application last week to become a Wordy editor, but have not yet received any confirmation. Did I, perhaps, overlook an admission step or is that sort of information still forthcoming

13 August 2016 | Anders Schepelern

We’ll process your application and review your test as quickly as possible. Please allow 14–21 days for someone to get back to you.

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Do I need to have a registered company to sign up as an editor?

13 August 2016 | Anders Schepelern

No.

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My company is based in Switzerland − why can’t I enter my VAT number?

2 March 2017 | Anders Schepelern

Since Wordy Limited is based in the UK, as a Swiss client you do not pay VAT – your VAT payments are automatically zero-rated based on your country of business.

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I just failed your online test and would love to know what I got wrong as I’ve been writing and editing professionally for more than 25 years.

13 August 2016 | Anders Schepelern

We don’t have the means to comment individually on each test, but below is a brief summary of the marking process. We are marking on two criteria: accuracy (the main one) and intervention. By intervention, we mean whether sensible queries are raised, in what quantity and whether any inaccuracies are introduced. Candidates must perform acceptably on both scores.

  • Candidates must find and correct at least 36 errors per test (i.e. 90 per cent).
  • There are a few ‘must haves’ in each test, e.g. principle/principal, and missing one of these counts as two errors. If a candidate gets 35–36, there is room for discretion depending on how they do in the next category.
  • Anything introduced that is plain wrong is an instant fail.
  • Sensible amendments are acceptable and have neither a positive nor a negative effect on the final outcome unless the candidate shows signs of tinkering too much (say more than three interventions/queries per test).
  • If we have reason to think someone is a non-native speaker, we will note this.
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How do I know if I passed the tests and when I can start? Does it take a long time to be hired?

13 August 2016 | Anders Schepelern

We’ll process your application and review your test as quickly as possible. Please allow 14–21 days for someone to get back to you.

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Do you have an open job position for a sales person?

13 August 2016 | Anders Schepelern

Please contact sales@wordy.com for staff.

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