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Getting to Know the Textbroker Rating System

 

Authors now receive more detailed feedback on individual orders that are chosen by an algorithm. There are a number of factors that determine which articles get rated:

Ratings are then given by the Quality Assurance Team:

For further information about the Textbroker author rating system, check out the Author FAQ or send a message to authors@textbroker.com.

 

In June, Textbroker implemented an updated rating system for its authors. The rating system uses technology to better help us rate our authors fairly. 

Comments

Stellasdad

I think a better introduction into the Proof Reading test would make the author more prepared. It took me and the Stylebook to work half of the way down the page before understanding the process and I still scored only a 40%.

Are your test questions based on an arbitrary consensus among TB staffers or are they from the Stylebook or some other accepted standard? I find it hard to believe that I answered 60% of the questions wrong.

Just saying.

A-639491

It would be helpful to see the questions that I missed.

A-666941

One of the questions I recieved on the proofreading test had no correct answers. The sentence was:

 I wish summer didn't have to end; but its nice in Autumn when there are less neighberhood kids playing out in the street, and tearing up my lawn.

a) I wish summer didn't have to end, but its nice in Autumn when there are less neighberhood kids playing out in the street, and tearing up my lawn. (problems: its --> it's; no comma before and since "tearing up my lawn" isn't a complete sentence)

b) I wish summer didn't have to end, but it's nice in autumn when there are fewer neighberhood kids playing out in the street and tearing up my lawn. (problem: autumn --> Autumn)

c) I wish summer didn't have to end, but it's nice in autumn when there are less neighberhood kids playing out in the street, and tearing up my lawn. (problems: autumn --> Autumn; no comma before and since "tearing up my lawn" isn't a complete sentence)

d)  I wish Summer didn't have to end: but it's nice in Autumn when there are fewer neighberhood kids playing out in the street and tearing up my lawn. (problems: Summer --> summer since it's a generic noun; the colon just doesn't work like that)

 

I made an 80% on the test and feel as though I would have met the qualifications if this question hadn't been on the exam. I would really like for an administrator to either explain this problem for me or grant me permission to preefread. Thank you so much for your time.

**I took a screenshot of the question in order to quote it precisely.

A-675217

its good

Harriet M

A-666941: I agree about that question. I looked at it every which way, but the kids were still tearing up the lawn in the middle of the street. Your problem with it confused me, though. You have said that Autumn should be capitalized, but summer should be lower-case. I don't think that Autumn should be capitalized. I want to stand out on this limb, but I am going to run check it real quick anyway.

I checked it with Grammar Girl. We do not capitalize the names of seasons unless they are part of a formal name, such as Winter Olympics or Autumn Semester 2016. When they are just being season names, they are not capitalized unless at the beginning of a sentence.

The question that has me baffled is the one about Jack dying in his sleep. The only one that seems wrong is the one that misspelled plane. The others all seem correct, except that I would personally choose the one with the fewest commas:

   Jack died peacefully in his sleep, not screaming and yelling like the passengers on his plane.
   Jack died peacefully, in his sleep, not screaming and yelling, like the passengers on his plane.
   Jack died, peacefully, in his sleep, not screaming and yelling, like the passengers on his plane.

The last, comma-wealthy one seems to be technically correct, but it is a commatical (made up word) mess. I think that if I used that, Textbroker would kick me back down to Level 3. Still, does the test acknowledge that it is technically correct?

 

McCoy

This explains a lot. Thank you for being honest.

Here I thought the staff were actively being a bunch of shitty layabouts by never rating my work, but they are merely doing so passively.

navywriter

Where can we take the proofreading test?

bing

Hello,

Where in Textbroker may I navigate to find rules of grammar?

Woofy

         I'm new here and I already sent in my tax papers and all requirments. I notice none of start ratings I qualifed for. How do I get a better ratting? How do I get paid? Is it through pay Pal or direct ??? ... I been scammed before with online jobs and stating to feel like it's alot of B.S. excues my french here. I need answers and many questions to ask... Where or who do I speak with ??? ... P.S. these concerns is NOT towards anyone here, I'm little stressed because of to many BS .. You know what I mean.. If this is certain club and I'm not welcome. Then I can take my stuff else where. Bluntly speaking....