Quality Assurance Freelance Writing Manual
<ul><li>This presentation is aimed at helping you to: </li></ul><ul><li>maintain the  high quality  of writing  </li></ul>...
Check list  <ul><li>Things to do  before taking  an  order : </li></ul><ul><li>Make sure you can complete the order by the...
Order details Pic.1 Check the  messages Pay attention  to the format  style View the additional  files Check  for # of  pa...
General Requirements  <ul><li>The general requirements  for the order in our Company are: </li></ul><ul><li>Word count  55...
Order Format Standards <ul><li>It is  very important  that the writer strictly abides  </li></ul><ul><li>by the format sty...
MLA style <ul><li>MLA (Modern Language Association) style is commonly used to write papers </li></ul><ul><li>and cite sour...
MLA style <ul><li>Citation: </li></ul><ul><li>MLA involves an in-text citation immediately following the quote. The citati...
APA style <ul><li>APA (American Psychological Association) is most commonly used to cite sources </li></ul><ul><li>within ...
APA style <ul><li>Citation Samples: </li></ul><ul><li>Entire Website : </li></ul><ul><li>Contributors' names (Last edited ...
Oxford (the documentary-note system) <ul><li>Oxford referencing style or the documentary-note system is used essentially i...
Harvard style <ul><li>Harvard is an author-date referencing style which is more popular in UK academic </li></ul><ul><li>w...
Turabian(Chicago) <ul><li>Turabian(Chicago) is one of the oldest citation styles used in the academic practice, </li></ul>...
CSE/CBE style <ul><li>CSE/CBE is a relatively new style introduced and promoted by the Council of Science </li></ul><ul><l...
Vancouver style <ul><li>Vancouver is a professional biomedical style, originally known as Uniform </li></ul><ul><li>Requir...
Plagiarism <ul><li>When writing a paper, if you present material taken — either directly or </li></ul><ul><li>indirectly —...
Check list  <ul><li>Things to do  before submitting  an order : </li></ul><ul><li>We highly recommend that you first submi...
<ul><li>Thank you for working with us. </li></ul><ul><li>High quality stands for high compensation! </li></ul>
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  1. 1. Quality Assurance Freelance Writing Manual
  2. 2. <ul><li>This presentation is aimed at helping you to: </li></ul><ul><li>maintain the high quality of writing </li></ul><ul><li>correspond to the Company’s order requirements </li></ul><ul><li>earn bonuses & avoid fines </li></ul><ul><li>Each time you complete an order look up to the check lists </li></ul><ul><li>and Format standards guides in this presentation!!! </li></ul>Overview
  3. 3. Check list <ul><li>Things to do before taking an order : </li></ul><ul><li>Make sure you can complete the order by the deadline </li></ul><ul><li>Read order description carefully </li></ul><ul><li>Pay attention to the order format style, number of pages, </li></ul><ul><li>and number of sources </li></ul><ul><li>Check for additional files (see pic.1) </li></ul><ul><li>Read the messages that relate to the order </li></ul><ul><li>Ascertain that the order contains all the necessary information for completing it-otherwise ask the client for clarification, additional files </li></ul>Perform for each order
  4. 4. Order details Pic.1 Check the messages Pay attention to the format style View the additional files Check for # of pages Make sure to use the indicated # of sources Read order description carefully Ascertain that you can complete the order by the deadline
  5. 5. General Requirements <ul><li>The general requirements for the order in our Company are: </li></ul><ul><li>Word count 550 single spaced/ 275 double spaced </li></ul><ul><li>Title page and reference page are not included in the word count, but should be included in the order </li></ul><ul><li>The order you complete should be named by order id and order topic, for instance, ‘ 605219_Shakespeare.doc ’ </li></ul>
  6. 6. Order Format Standards <ul><li>It is very important that the writer strictly abides </li></ul><ul><li>by the format style requested by the client. </li></ul><ul><li>Most popular format styles include: </li></ul><ul><li>MLA </li></ul><ul><li>APA </li></ul><ul><li>Oxford </li></ul><ul><li>Harvard </li></ul><ul><li>CSE/CBE </li></ul><ul><li>Turabian (Chicago) </li></ul><ul><li>Vancouver </li></ul>Formatting
  7. 7. MLA style <ul><li>MLA (Modern Language Association) style is commonly used to write papers </li></ul><ul><li>and cite sources within the liberal arts and humanities. </li></ul><ul><li>General Guidelines: </li></ul><ul><li>1.Type your paper on a computer and print it out on standard, white 8.5 x 11 inch </li></ul><ul><li>paper. </li></ul><ul><li>2. Double-space the text of your paper, and use a legible font (e.g. Times New </li></ul><ul><li>Roman). The font size should be 12 pt. </li></ul><ul><li>3. Leave only one space after periods or other punctuation marks </li></ul><ul><li>4. Set the margins of your document to 1 inch on all sides. </li></ul><ul><li>5. Indent the first line of paragraphs one half-inch from the left margin. </li></ul><ul><li>6. Create a header that numbers all pages consecutively in the upper right hand </li></ul><ul><li>corner, one-half inch from the top and flush with the right margin. </li></ul><ul><li>7. Use italics throughout your essay for the titles of longer works and only when </li></ul><ul><li>absolutely necessary, providing emphasis. </li></ul><ul><li>8. If you have any endnotes, include them on a separate page before your </li></ul><ul><li>Works Cited page. Entitle the section Notes (centered, unformatted). </li></ul>
  8. 8. MLA style <ul><li>Citation: </li></ul><ul><li>MLA involves an in-text citation immediately following the quote. The citation is </li></ul><ul><li>placed before the period, and after the ending set of quotation marks. In-text citation </li></ul><ul><li>contains the last name of the author quoted and the page number where the quote </li></ul><ul><li>can be found. In MLA Style, the list of references found at the end of the work is not </li></ul><ul><li>called a bibliography, but “Works Cited Page”. </li></ul><ul><li>Citing Sample: </li></ul><ul><li>Entire Website : </li></ul><ul><li>The Purdue OWL . Purdue U Writing Lab, 2010. Web. Date of access. </li></ul><ul><li>Individual Resources : </li></ul><ul><li>Russell, Tony, Allen Brizee, and Elizabeth Angeli. &quot;MLA Formatting and Style </li></ul><ul><li>Guide.&quot;  The Purdue OWL . Purdue U Writing Lab, 4 Apr. 2010. Web. 20 July 2010. </li></ul><ul><li>More detailed information on MLA formatting can be viewed at : </li></ul><ul><li>http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/747/01/ </li></ul>
  9. 9. APA style <ul><li>APA (American Psychological Association) is most commonly used to cite sources </li></ul><ul><li>within the social sciences. </li></ul><ul><li>General Guidelines: </li></ul><ul><li>1.Your essay should be typed, double-spaced on standard-sized paper (8.5&quot; x 11&quot;) </li></ul><ul><li>with 1&quot; margins on all sides. You should use 10-12 pt. Times New Roman font or a </li></ul><ul><li>similar font. </li></ul><ul><li>2.Include a  page header  at the top of every page. To create a  page header , insert </li></ul><ul><li>page numbers flush right. Then type &quot;TITLE OF YOUR PAPER&quot; in the header flush </li></ul><ul><li>left. </li></ul><ul><li>Citation: </li></ul><ul><li>In APA after a quote or paraphrase, the in-text citation comes before the period and </li></ul><ul><li>after the closing set of quotation marks; the in-text citation contains the author's last </li></ul><ul><li>name, the year published. In APA annotated Bibliography list is called “References”. </li></ul><ul><li>Usually papers in APA Style have running headers on each page and abstracts at the </li></ul><ul><li>very beginning of the paper (unless specified otherwise by the customer). </li></ul><ul><li>A footnote can appear in APA Style, if the author being quoted is quoting </li></ul><ul><li>another author. </li></ul>
  10. 10. APA style <ul><li>Citation Samples: </li></ul><ul><li>Entire Website : </li></ul><ul><li>Contributors' names (Last edited date).  Title of resource . Retrieved from </li></ul><ul><li>http://Web address for OWL resource </li></ul><ul><li>Individual Resources :   </li></ul><ul><li>Angeli, E., Wagner, J., Lawrick, E., Moore, K., Anderson, M., Soderland, L., & </li></ul><ul><li>Brizee, A. (2010, May 5).  </li></ul><ul><li>More detailed information on APA formatting can be viewed at : </li></ul>http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/01
  11. 11. Oxford (the documentary-note system) <ul><li>Oxford referencing style or the documentary-note system is used essentially in </li></ul><ul><li>research works on certain history and philosophy departments.   </li></ul><ul><li>General Guidelines: </li></ul><ul><li>The documentary-note system consists of the following elements: </li></ul><ul><li>1. Citations in the body of the paper, using a superscript (raised) number, generally at </li></ul><ul><li>the end of a sentence </li></ul><ul><li>2. A list of footnotes at the bottom (foot) of each page, for all citations on that page. </li></ul><ul><li>These are known as endnotes if they appear at the end of a chapter, section or other </li></ul><ul><li>division (for longer texts, for multi-author texts and for texts intended to be read as </li></ul><ul><li>separate parts) </li></ul><ul><li>3. A bibliography at the end of the paper giving the details of each source referred to </li></ul><ul><li>and possibly other materials consulted in preparing the paper. </li></ul><ul><li>For citation and further detailed instructions refer to: </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.genuinewriting.com/Oxford_referencing_style.html </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>
  12. 12. Harvard style <ul><li>Harvard is an author-date referencing style which is more popular in UK academic </li></ul><ul><li>writing than Oxford Reference Style.  </li></ul><ul><li>Referencing: </li></ul><ul><li>When you summarize, quote or paraphrase another author, you need to </li></ul><ul><li>acknowledge their work in your assignment in  2  places: in the text where you </li></ul><ul><li>mention it  AND  in the bibliography at the end of your assignment. </li></ul><ul><li>In-text  references or citations have a pattern.  It doesn't matter if there is an author </li></ul><ul><li>or an editor; if there is a date or no date; if it's a web page, a journal article or a </li></ul><ul><li>chapter in a book, the pattern remains the same. </li></ul><ul><li>Citation: </li></ul><ul><li>Entry for a book : </li></ul><ul><li>Smith, J & Bruce, S 1997, A guide to personnel management , 4 th edn. McGrawHill, </li></ul><ul><li>Sydney </li></ul><ul><li>For more citation samples and further detailed instructions refer to: </li></ul><ul><li>http://files.ithuta.net/OpenJournals/HTS/Author/HTSREF.pdf </li></ul>
  13. 13. Turabian(Chicago) <ul><li>Turabian(Chicago) is one of the oldest citation styles used in the academic practice, </li></ul><ul><li>and it is sometimes called Turabian (Kate L. Turabian wrote one of the most </li></ul><ul><li>comprehensive style guides for this work). Chicago/Turabain citation style is often </li></ul><ul><li>recognized as out-dated and not practical, though requested in many universities and </li></ul><ul><li>colleges. Chicago/Turabian Style has two different formats. </li></ul><ul><li>General Guidelines: </li></ul><ul><li>The traditional format contains footnotes for the citations, which appear on the </li></ul><ul><li>bottom of the page. The citation itself is usually similar to a mini bibliographical entry </li></ul><ul><li>for the most part. The second format for this model of citation are end notes, which </li></ul><ul><li>like footnotes are numbered, only instead of being found at the bottom of a page, the </li></ul><ul><li>end notes are found right before the Bibliography page.  </li></ul><ul><li>For citation samples and further detailed instructions refer to: </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.libs.uga.edu/ref/turabian2009.pdf </li></ul>
  14. 14. CSE/CBE style <ul><li>CSE/CBE is a relatively new style introduced and promoted by the Council of Science </li></ul><ul><li>(former – Biology) Editors. CSE/CBE Style is also known as Scientific Style and </li></ul><ul><li>Format. This is a professional style for academic writing in natural and physical </li></ul><ul><li>sciences. There are two ways to do this style: Citation Sequence System, and Name </li></ul><ul><li>Year System. Citation Sequence System is the most frequently preferred way of </li></ul><ul><li>citation. The second method of citation which falls under CSE/CBE Style is the Name </li></ul><ul><li>Year System. Normally, this style only appears in certain scientific publications, and is </li></ul><ul><li>not often required by customers.  </li></ul><ul><li>For citation samples and further detailed instructions refer to: </li></ul>http://dianahacker.com/pdfs/Hacker-Mart-CSE.pdf
  15. 15. Vancouver style <ul><li>Vancouver is a professional biomedical style, originally known as Uniform </li></ul><ul><li>Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals. This is a </li></ul><ul><li>‘ numbered’ style that follows the rules, which were established by the International </li></ul><ul><li>Committee of Medical Journal Editors in Vancouver, British Columbia, in 1978. </li></ul><ul><li>For citation samples and further detailed instructions refer to: </li></ul>http://www.lib.monash.edu.au/tutorials/citing/vancouver.html
  16. 16. Plagiarism <ul><li>When writing a paper, if you present material taken — either directly or </li></ul><ul><li>indirectly — from the work of someone else and do not acknowledge </li></ul><ul><li>this, you will be accused of plagiarism. This means that you should not </li></ul><ul><li>use either words or ideas of another writer without citing them in the </li></ul><ul><li>text.  </li></ul><ul><li>  It is forbidden to re-use previously uploaded paper, each paper </li></ul><ul><li>should be custom written!  </li></ul><ul><li>Before writing any paper, make sure you understand how to cite: </li></ul><ul><li>another person’s idea, opinion, or theory; </li></ul><ul><li>any information (facts, statistics, graphs, drawings); </li></ul><ul><li>quotations of another person’s actual spoken or written words; </li></ul><ul><li>paraphrases or summaries of another person </li></ul><ul><li>Plagiarism is not tolerated in our company. Writers who plagiarize are </li></ul><ul><li>either heavily fined or fired! </li></ul>
  17. 17. Check list <ul><li>Things to do before submitting an order : </li></ul><ul><li>We highly recommend that you first submit a draft of your paper before uploading a final version </li></ul><ul><li>Check the word count </li></ul><ul><li>Proofread your work for grammar and punctuation </li></ul><ul><li>Make sure you cite the information appropriately </li></ul><ul><li>Read the instructions for the order again and make sure that your work corresponds to them </li></ul><ul><li>Check that you have named the work correctly </li></ul><ul><li>Make sure you are not getting late and submit the order prior to the deadline! </li></ul>Perform for each order
  18. 18. <ul><li>Thank you for working with us. </li></ul><ul><li>High quality stands for high compensation! </li></ul>

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