Re: Editing/Writing Test

Subject: Re: Editing/Writing Test
From: Kathleen MacDowell <kathleen -dot- eamd -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: Karen Felker <akaren -at- earthlink -dot- net>
Date: Sun, 17 Mar 2013 23:11:36 -0500

I agree with everyone's suggestions and comments about generic editing. I
also think that unless one has received a lot of resumes that have been
purchased, composition of the resume might provide a reasonable idea of a
person's general writing ability.

But no one has queried what type of editing you're interested in checking.
There's basic editing (e.g., grammar, punctuation, knowledge of styles) and
there's content editing. Is either more important to you? If you wanted to
test for content editing, you'd probably need to exert more effort than
messing up a couple of paragraphs.


Regards,


Kathleen


On Sun, Mar 17, 2013 at 2:22 PM, Karen Felker <akaren -at- earthlink -dot- net> wrote:

> 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?
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