What is important when testing copy editors, proofreaders, question writers, etc.?


The majority of tests administered by vendors and publishers are random samples of the work to be performed: They are subjective. This leaves a great deal to chance in terms of the actual language skills of the editorial candidate.
4Evolution utilizes a proprietary diagnostic testing platform that has been developed over several decades. Our comprehensive, objective approach focuses not only on the specific skills needed to successfully complete editorial tasks, but also measures other areas relevant to editorial work. These include the ability to follow instructions, decisiveness, common sense, and perhaps most importantly, self-restraint. Our copyediting philosophy is to follow the author’s voice whenever there is no conflict with required styles and, as a result, “do no harm.”

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