RE: Editing/Writing Test

Subject: RE: Editing/Writing Test
From: "Connie Giordano" <connie -at- therightwords -dot- com>
To: "'Karen Felker'" <akaren -at- earthlink -dot- net>, <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Sun, 17 Mar 2013 16:52:12 -0400

The archives are full of discussions on "writing tests" (over 4,000 results)
and "editing tests" (over 700 results).

Many senior people in this business object to them strenuously, but I find
them useful, in conjunction with an in-depth interview and a portfolio
review. In my experience, you have to do all three. Relying on one to the
exclusion of the others presents huge risks.

I suggest searching Google or Bing for sample editing tests.

HTH

Connie Giordano

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Subject: Editing/Writing Test

I suspect this has been discussed in the past, but I can't find it in the
archives.
We're about to start looking for a mid-level writer and want to find someone
with strong editing skills.
How else can we determine if a candidate has those skills but by giving them
a test?
And if you are in agreement on that point, can someone recommend a source
for an editing test?

Karen Felker
akaren -at- earthlink -dot- net





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