As a freelancer editor, when editing in Wordapp, your job is to submit a perfect text that satisfies the instructions, without any spelling or grammar mistakes. Once you approve the text you are taking over the responsibility of the text from the Writer. Therefore, if the Publisher sends the text back to you, it is your job to make the changes required.
Your job is to guarantee that the client only gets perfect texts as well as giving feedback to the Writers if needed. The goal is to “pay it forward”: faster deliveries means faster payments, happier clients, and more work for you. A perfect text will be approved faster than one that is being sent back for changes, so making small changes yourself and submitting instead of sending it back to the Writer will be faster. Teaching the Writer to do it correctly from the start will save you time in the long run.
Read the sections below for everything you need to know about editing in Wordapp!
In order to edit in Wordapp you have to become a level 9 Writer. You can read more about how to level up here. Start slow and make sure the texts you submit to the publisher are of a high quality. It is recommended that you start editing on a project that you have written texts for. This way, you’ll know the tone, instructions and what is required better. Before you submit a task, go through the checklist below and make sure that you can confidently check each point. If you do not follow these requirements you could be blocked from working in Wordapp.
If any of these points aren’t fulfilled, you should send the text back to the Writer with feedback on what to change. Remember that the goal is to “pay it forward”: if it would be faster and easier for you to make the change yourself, then do so. This way, you don’t have to wait for the Writer to fix the text, and you’ll both get paid quicker!
When editing in Wordapp, you decide if the text is of a good quality and if it is complete. If you do not think the text satisfies these criteria, you should send it back to the Writer with feedback. It is always important that the feedback delivered is of a high quality. Editors who do not follow these rules will receive a warning, and repeated violations will result in a ban.
Our most experienced Wordappers are able to become coaches. To become a coach, you need to have a low return rate from publishers and be good at giving feedback to your fellow Wordappers. As a coach, your number one responsibility is to make new writers love and understand Wordapp!
When editing a task from a newcomer, you need to be very friendly and inviting. You need to make the writer feel they can get help and ask you for information. No matter how bad the text is, we need to remember that newcomers don’t know what is expected of them. So even though you know how “obvious” certain stuff is, they don’t.
Even though the job as a writer in Wordapp requires submitting perfect texts, this is not always the case with newcomers. When someone is completely new there are so many things to learn. The app is tricky to maneuver, Wordapp has language rules of their own, the projects have rules, and you as a coach know a lot about your native language. This is a lot for a newcomer to handle, and that’s why you are going to choose your battles and help them.
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