Proofreading Or Editing

Wordvice Reviews – Legit or Scam

Wordvice is an editing service that looks for and hires proofreaders. The company is always looking for freelance editors, translators, content writers, educational video instructors, and seminar and workshop lecture. The company currently has an office in Korea, Japan, China, Taiwan, the United States, and Turkey. You can also find an office that is located in the UK. The company is looking for translators and proofreaders who have a graduate degree and two years proofreading experience.

How Does it Work?

  1. In order to apply for a proofreading job at the company, you’ll need to have the following qualifications:
    1. You must be fluent in the English language.
    2. They are looking for people who are enrolled or you have completed their graduate degree.
    3. You must have a minimum of 2 years proofreading experience.
    4. An understanding of the different formatting styles APA, AMA, MLA, and Chicago.
    5. It is necessary to have an advanced understanding of MS Work and know how to use the Track Changes feature.
    6. They are looking for people who have strong technical writing skills.
    7. It is necessary to have a keen eye for errors in writing.
  2. When applying for the company you are required to submit your resume, and complete an editing sample form the company.
  3. They are asking you to submit the pay rate that you are looking for on the application.
  4. If you’d like to work for the company they need a person who is independent and self-motivated.
  5. They need proofreaders who have worked for another professional proofreading and editing company.
  6. The company needs people who have an educational background or have some experience in medicine, engineering, or other biomedical and natural science domains.
  7. You’ll be required to meet deadlines, so it is important that you understand the responsibilities and what is required of you.
  8. They need a person who has a passion for writing and editing.

What Type of Work Does the Company Offer?

  1. This is a part-time work at home job.
  2. However, the company does have a lot of work you can do if you’d like to work more than part-time.
  3. The company says they can offer you steady and constant work because of their expanding clientele.
  4. At times during certain seasons of the year the workflow is less, however, the company still has work to offer their editors.
  5. You will be editing and reading academic papers, admissions essays, and other types of documents.
  6. You’ll be responsible for correcting grammar errors in the document and checking and revising mechanics issues.
  7. You are required to retain the original intended meaning of the document while making revisions.
  8. If you work for the company it is necessary to respond to order notifications and meet the deadline.
  9. You will be working with the client and answering their questions.

How Does the Company Pay?

  1. If you are hired as a proofreader the company will discuss your pay rate with you.
  2. There is no indication on the website or anywhere else about how the company pays you or how often you are paid.
  3. The company will only disclose this information to you once you pass the test and are hired.

Conclusion:

If you love proofreading and are looking for a great job, this company is a good one to apply for. They are a legitimate company and have offices in several countries around the world. You’ll be working from home and completing your assignments. There are deadlines for you to meet and the company is looking for a proofreader who has previous experience and also a graduate degree.

 

 

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Proofreading Or Editing

Cactus Review: Legit or Scam

Cactus, was founded in 2002 by Cactus Communication Pvt. Ltd. It is located in Mumbai, India. This is a company who hires people worldwide to work at home as a skilled academic writer or proofreader. The company provides their work at home employees with different assignments that will give the person a full day of editing or writing work to do. The company hires freelancers for medical communications writing and editing, editing positions, customer service jobs and much more. If you’re looking for a job as a writer, proofreader, transcriber, or translator this is an excellent company to work for/

How Does it Work?

  1. Anyone can apply for a job at Cactus.
  2. You’ll need to fill out the application and submit it to the company.
  3. The company is looking to hire freelancers worldwide that have excellent Engish skills.
  4. You must have a good working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  5. The company hires people with a good working knowledge of biomedical sciences.
  6. You will need to pass a screening exam that will test your skills as a proofreader or editor.
  7. Once you pass the screen test the company will contact you to set up an interview.
  8. If you apply for the job it is important that you can meet deadlines.
  9. You’ll need a bachelor’s degree in a scientific field in order to apply to work for this company.
  10. You will need to apply for the different areas of work. Each area has a test that you must pass before you can work in this area. The tests are challenging and some people don’t qualify for a certain area, but they will for another area.

What Type Of Work Do You Do?

  1. You will be working with manuscripts. The manuscripts that you edit will be for science journals.
  2. You’ll be working with different types of information that de with physical sciences, engineering, chemistry, medicine, and healthcare.
  3. You’ll find the editing jobs on the website. There are a variety of jobs available each day to choose from. You will choose the jobs that you want to work on.

What Do People Say About This Company?

Pros:

  1. There is always new challenges and a wide array of jobs available.
  2. The offer detailed guidelines for beginners.
  3. You have a flexible work schedule and you can take on as many jobs as you can handle.
  4. The flexible work hours are a major plus and everyone agrees that is is one of the top benefits of working for this company.

Cons:

  1. If you decide to work in the office they won’t offer you a friendly work environment.
  2. Sometimes the deadlines are too short and you must meet the deadlines to continue working there.
  3. You are not paid well by the company. People should consider this as a job they should take if they are desperate for money.
  4. Many of the documents that you’re required to edit are very difficult to read because of the complex language. Some of the documents have poor phrasing and a lot of errors inside.
  5. After editing complex documents you feel like you aren’t being paid a fair wage for your services.
  6. The company hires worldwide, but the majority of the work is for people who live in India.
  7. After each editing job you perform, you’re given a review. The company gives many low grades so they don’t have to pay, you a higher wage for the work you do.
  8. It isn’t possible to dispute the reviews you’re given f your work. You are stuck with the person’s decision which isn’t always a fair assessment of the work you’ve done.
  9. The people who grade and review your work aren’t native English speakers.
  10. If you live in America it is hard to get enough work unless you are online when the work is posted. This makes it difficult for you to meet the company’s requirements.

How Much Are You Paid?

  1. You pay is per word and not per hour. The pay rate is determined by the subject area that you apply for.
  2. The company also rates your pay per word based on the qualification tests that you took.
  3. As your editing skills improve, your pay per hour will increase. You’ll still be paid by the word, but the more documents you can edit the higher your pay will be.

How Are You Paid?

  1. There is no indication online or in any review that tells us how the company pays.
  2. You will find out how often the company pays you for your work and if they pay through PayPal, online bank transfer or a different form of payment. This is only discussed in your final interview once you’ve passed the tests to work for the company.

Conclusion:

This is a legitimate company to work for and it has been in business since 2002. The company hires people worldwide, but some of the jobs are for India residence only. Like all companies, there is the good and the bad. Overall, people are happy working for this company because of the flexible hours and the type of work they do. However, it seems that everyone agrees that the pay per word is low and they feel the company isn’t competitive in their pay. If you are looking for an editing or proofreading job this is a good company to work for.  You’ll need a college degree in order to apply for work. The company has several editing tests that you must pass before they will contact you for an interview. If you fail the tests the first time around, you can reapply again in 2 months.

 

Proofreading Or Editing

Proofreading Pal Review – Legit or Scam

Proofreading Pal is a website that works with freelancers and editors. The site is a proofreading service that proofreads and edits different types of documents. As a proofreader, you’ll have to proofread academic documents, books and manuscripts, business documents, and personal documents. The site uses two proofreaders for every document that comes in. The proofreader will check for grammar, punctuation, spelling, verb tense and capitalization. Each proofreader will edit all the documents for clarity, style and sentence structure. The proofreader will add comments, suggestion on each paper they proofread and from time to time may ask for clarification on the pages they edit.

How to Become a Proofreader:

  1. The site is looking for proofreaders with the following qualifications:
    1. Must have the ability to work independently.
    2. Deadlines are important and you must be able to meet all your deadlines.
    3. A proofreader needs exceptional time-management skills.
    4. You should have the ability to use Google to search for information online.
    5. Furthermore, you must be able to proofread and edit academic papers for varies field of study.
    6. Proficient in several writing styles such as CSE, AP, MLA, CMS, and APA.
  2. The site requires you have the following software installed on your desktop or laptop computer:
    1. Microsoft Word 2007 or higher
    2. Adobe Standard or Foxit Standard
    3. Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7 or higher
  3. If you meet these qualifications, you’ll need to fill out the proofreader application form.
  4. The company will review the form and contact you within 5 to 10 business days.
  5. Afterward, you’ll be required to take a comprehensive, timed examination.

What Type Of Jobs Will You Do?

  1. The company offers proofreading and editing services around-the-clock. Therefore, when you have time to work it is easy to find a job.
  2. You’ll be working with professionals, students, authors, organizations, and other individual clients.
  3. You’ll edit resumes, cover letter, professional documents, academic essays, student essays, books, and manuscripts.
  4. Each document you’ll edit is checked for grammar errors, punctuation, verb tense, capitalization, syntax and spelling errors.
  5. The proofreader must evaluate the clarity and consistency of each document. Afterward, you’ll need to provide each client with your evaluation notes and suggestions.
  6. Certain clients will request a proofreader they’ve worked with before, especially for academic submissions that require special writing skills for MLA, APA, Chicago, and CSE,
  7. Each document is read and edited by two proofreaders which employ the Executive Editing Style skills.
  8. Some clients request an express service; therefore, you’ll have a time limit to finish proofreading and editing their documents.
  9. The company offers flexible hours and you can work anywhere within the United States.

How Much Are You Paid?

  1. The company is very secretive about the pay scale or rate each proofreader can ear.
  2. However, they do indicate that their proofreaders are paid by the jobs they do.
  3. Furthermore, each proofreader with the company earns $500 to $3000 a month.
  4. The company won’t disclose how each person is paid. It is unclear if the company sends out a check, wire transfer, direct deposit, or uses PayPal.

About the Company:

  1. The company opened for business in 2010.
  2. It has an A+ rating with the BBB.
  3. The client’s that use this service is extremely satisfied and has gone back multiple times to have documents proofread and edited.
  4. The company has a 100% trust rating and there are no complaints filed online about this company.
  5. The employees who proofread for this company are happy with the company and have no negative feedback. Each person who works for this company, have been there for a number of years and enjoy the flexible hours and schedule.

Conclusion:

This is a legitimate company that hires proofreader in the United States. Each person that works for the company must complete their application and a proficiency test before they’re hired. The company has an excellent reputation online and in the business community. They offer their clients round-the-clock service. Therefore, it is easy for proofreaders to have a flexible schedule and work anywhere in the United States. This is an excellent company to work for if you have the skill set and degree for this job

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