Seven text evaluation categories – The new proofreader tool
We have carried out a few updates in our system and as a result, we released a new evaluation system for text creation tasks. Until now the categories “spelling/grammar,” “style/phrasing” and “requirements of instructions fulfilled?” have been assessed on a three-stage scale: poor, acceptable, good. As of now, proofreaders will evaluate seven different categories on a four-stage scale.
Calculation of the Values
Previously, all of the categories carried the same weight; this has changed. The evaluation of the style e.g. carries less weight than spelling or grammar because whether someone approves of the style or not, can be subjective.
The evaluation system is more nuanced and fairer because the gradations are more exact. The final evaluation of a job and the determination of the value are not always made by the first proofreader. If both proofreaders reject the text, an internal mediator decides the final evaluation.
The calculation of the final evaluation is made with the help of a complex formula. This is how it works: if you achieve a “very good” in all of the categories you get 100%. However, if you achieve a “very good” in some categories and a “good” in the others, the categories will be weighed up, according to value, against each other. This means that a complete “good”-evaluation will no longer give you a 100%. Therefore, your own value may decrease despite the fact that you achieved a “good”.
As a rule, one ought to note that the evaluation of a job is made only after the job has been entirely completed. The text evaluation value is determined only when all of the proofreaders have made their decisions, a reworking is completed, or a mediator has been enabled and the customer has checked the job.
Reworking and Rejection of a Job
If a job is returned for reworking, all of the points of criticism appear as comments directly in the job, itemized according to evaluation criteria, and the author can rework the text. The calculation is always based on the end result and not on the intermediary result. The end result is what counts! However, if the task is rejected, the reasons can usually be viewed in the “work history.”