Do I get paid for the application assignments?
No, the application assignments are without compensation.
We use the application to assess editors in six key areas:
As with the quiz, the application shouldn’t require any special preparation.
While you might find yourself looking up a handful of more nuanced grammar or style points as you work on the application, we expect editors to complete the application without needing to rely on too many outside resources.
To be a good fit for the position, you should already have the knowledge and skills needed to edit the sample texts.
Scribbr is style agnostic. Student papers follow a variety of style guides, and Scribbr editors must be able to adapt their editing style accordingly.
We don’t expect applicants to know the ins and outs of Scribbr’s specific style of editing right away. As long as your sample edits are appropriate for an academic context (and consistent, of course), that will suffice.
Yes. In general, the application assignments are a good representation of the average document you will edit for Scribbr and of the number of changes required to deliver a sufficient Scribbr edit.
Our quality manager Samantha recommends the online editing certificate offered by Poynter ACES, which focuses on the fundamentals of editing. This course is particularly useful for new editors who want to start an editing career. It offers a language primer focusing on the fundamentals of grammar and composition, as well as courses on how to make writing clean and concise, how to edit for clarity, when vs. when not to edit, and how to explain changes as an editor.
Our senior editor Shane recommends Amy Einsohn’s The Copyeditor’s Handbook and Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of English Usage as his go-to resources for learning and reinforcing the fundamentals of grammar and editing.
Scribbr’s Knowledge Base also contains useful articles on academic style.
Want to contact us directly? No problem. We are always here for you.
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