Wednesday, 20 January 2010

oDesk - Test your writing/editing skills

Recently, my husband referred me to a website where you can find on-line work from editing or ghost-writing to data entry and accounting. He kept urging me to join for one reason - the fun.

Finding a job: FUN!?

Although I plan to use the site to find small editing and writing jobs, I love the TESTS. There are hundreds of qualifications test that you can take to test your skills (computer, writing, editing, grammar). They are 40 questions or so and they are hard. Why do I suggest you take these tests? It shows where you're lacking in editing skills. When you finish a test, it shows where you excelled and where you need work. Then you can study those subjects. Ex. On one test, I had issues with INDIRECT SPEECH and did well on PREPOSITIONAL PHRASES. So, I will work on indirect speech. Also, you can re-do the exams and the better you do, the more you get paid. So, check it out.

Source: Tech Crunch

Also, I would like to send a thanks out to Tirz from A Clever Whatever blog who gave me this lovely award. I don't think there are any rules but if there are, she'll let me know.


TirzahLaughs said...

No rules. It's a no stress award. I loved the


TirzahLaughs said...

Ah too bad you have to sign up to take the tests.

Oh and for those looking, the tests are under Providers and Jobs.


Ann Elle Altman said...

Yeah, you do have to sign up to take the tests. SOrry, should have said.


Eva said...

I am so bad at editing. I can write but my brain goes numb when it comes to editing.

Anonymous said...

Oh, I LOVE a qualification test. Seriously!

I'll check out that link. I really enjoy seeing how I fair in such areas as editing, writing, grammar, etc. (I don't much care about computer skills...)

You always have such unique posts. Great information!

:) ~ Corra

from the desk of a writer

Kimberly Franklin said...

Ann, thanks for sharing. I will definitely check it out! : )

Ann Elle Altman said...

Eva, yeah, we all go through that. I thought, when I took up writing, that writing was get it down on paper and send it off, it would turn into a book. (I was young...and naive.) I have been learning so much over the last few years and continue to learn.

Corra, hope you find it engaging. I don't mean to add to your already busy schedule.

Kimberley, like I said, I hope you find it as interesting as me, but if you don't like it, you can always forget about it.


Elizabeth Spann Craig said...

Sounds like another great site to distract me! Thanks for finding it...

Mystery Writing is Murder
Mystery Lovers’ Kitchen

Ann Elle Altman said...

Elizabeth, by no means was my plan to distract anyone.


Anonymous said...


I'm gonna go check out that site. Looks like fun.

~ Tina ~

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