If you’re interested in becoming a Senior Editor, please take a look at this article.
If you’re a Senior Editor, you’ll be able to receive and work on review tasks. These are larger tasks that are often FAQs or website content, so they need to be of the highest quality possible and consistent with our Language Guidelines and the client’s instructions.
Review tasks can be up to several thousand words, so they will have likely been edited by several editors. It’s important, therefore, to ensure that the style is consistent throughout the whole text. To give you the space to do this, we don’t have a strict time limit like we do with some tasks.
However, there are two important things you should be aware of:
You cannot work on normal tasks at the same time as working on reviews. If you have a review in progress we will not be able to request other tasks of any type, even if you see there are tasks available. You need to first submit or skip the review before moving to other tasks.
Review tasks must be completed within the allocated time frame:
Up to 500 words - 90 minutes
501 - 1500 words - 3 hours
1501 - 3000 words - 8 hours
3001 - 6000 words - 24 hours
More than 6000 words - 48 hours
When you accept a review, you’ll see a message telling you what the deadline is as well as the number of words and the client instructions.
Please keep both of these things in mind when considering whether to accept a review task. If you don’t think you can finish a review within the allotted time period or you would like to be able to work on other tasks during this period, then please don’t accept the review.
Our research indicates that 99% of all reviews are completed well within the cut-off time, however if you come across a review task that you’re not able to complete within the specified time frame, please skip it. If no one else picks it up then we will investigate and if we find an issue we will work with the customer to find a solution.
Please also note that while the deadline you see is the latest possible submission date, we also expect our Senior Editors to be responsible with the time they take to complete tasks and to only take a task if they are able to work on it fairly quickly. For example, whilst the system won’t stop someone from taking a 10-word review and holding onto it right until the last five minutes and then completing it in one minute, this delays the job unnecessarily and can frustrate our customers, and repeated behaviour like this could lead to Unbabel revoking access not just to reviews, but also to paid tasks.
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