Seven text evaluation categories – The new proofreader tool

July 26, 2013

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.”

Dieser Artikel wurde am 26.July 2013 von Daniel Marz geschrieben.


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6 Kommentare

sheriff 29.07.2013, 13:48:13 Uhr


the text is in very bad Italian
Your Italian is an insult to the language of Dante
I can write it again if you want, for free as an assessment
Otherwise our contacts cannot go on
Prof Franco Pisani

Jana Rademacher 29.07.2013, 13:58:11 Uhr


Dear Franco,
Is it possible that you are using google chrome and that you have set it to translate pages, which are in English/German? The article only exists in English and German. A google translation would account for the bad Italian.

claudio cantello 07.08.2013, 17:49:56 Uhr


Which qualifications are required as proofreader? I did this job for months but haven’t any certificate.
Claudio Cantello

Angelina Conic 07.08.2013, 18:29:29 Uhr


@claudio cantello:
If you have certificates that show your experience and know-how as a proofreader, you can upload them in the new clickworker profile. In case you haven’t got an according certificate, you can take the author assessment.

claudio cantello 16.08.2013, 12:47:43 Uhr


@Angelina Conic:
Thank you for your answer where I can find this author assessment?

Claudio Cantello

Angelina Conic 21.08.2013, 13:28:11 Uhr


@Claudio Cantello:

All assessments are available in the menu “Assessments”. Please make sure to provide data about your abilities and skills in the clickworker profile first.
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