The proofreading test is the first step to becoming a 5-star author. While this can seem a little daunting at first, once you know what to expect, you can better prepare and maximize your chances of success.
Whether you’re an experienced author or a novice, we can all sometimes use a refresher on the fundamentals of good writing.
When I registered with Textbroker in October of 2011, I was sure that I would receive a 4-star rating right off the bat and quickly achieve access to the vaunted 5-star OpenOrder pool. I was right, as long as you take "right off the bat" to mean two years, much of which was spent being kicked by my own high horse.
For some, level 4 may seem like a fabled oasis beyond a harsh and inhospitable landscape. You know that you too could drink from those waters if only the oppressive heat of comma usage and awkward phrasing would stop beating down on you. Why can't a cloud ever push that heat away and let your message stand alone for what it is? Who cares about commas anyway?
I would like to share a tale with all of you, the brave authors of textbroker.com, that has been passed down from the editors of old. This story involves a young man named Sir Antecedent and his noble steed Predicus.