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Cactus Communications
Freelance Science Editor was asked...December 29, 2015

Questions in editing scientific documents.

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:( Totally speechless.

Well... sorry cactus. That's not what it said. I think you just reworded it for your own convenience. Less

Best wishes!

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McGraw Hill

Your salary would be in the mid $30,000, would that be ok with you?

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does this mean 30,500 or 35,000?

"With my education and professional experience, I'm looking more along the lines of..." Less

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Great Minds

Specific task, very long. They would use your tasks, not pay for it and not give you any feedback (proving they did not care for your performance, all they wanted was to get your work for free)

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Perfectly well, but it is all fake.

Same happened to me.

Sally Ride Science

Describe yourself in three words.

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Independent, Collaborative, Creative


Write a science article before being considered for the science editor position.

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The routine candidate screening process requires applicants to science writer and editor positions to be evaluated on their writing skills before moving forward. The test articles are paid and the process is transparent from the very beginning. If the writer doesn't meet the company's standards, we pay for the test article but don't move forward with the application. For editors, we require that the candidates can prove excellent writing skills and be able to follow the provided guidelines. Less

McGraw Hill

I see you have not be making any money, so I guess that would be good money for you!

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Cactus Communications

Choose reference which fits with Harvard style.

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They were all wrong in my opinion.

Education and Training Systems International

Are you willing to work for $55k/yr?

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This offer indicates that you're not looking for someone with my skill set.

Cactus Communications

What is your experience?

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I listed my experience.

Cactus Communications

Online test: Many questions were to pick the most problematic error in a sentence.

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This could be subjective, however with careful consideration the answer is usually clear. Less

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