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If you have a 300-page document that's a rush job and you must edit it by the end of the day, how would you approach the task to ensure timely delivery?
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1.
Calculate how many pages I could do per hour realistically and whatever is left over, delegate to other staff.
2.
I would keep the story short and exciting, but still keep the details in place.
3.
We live in the 21st century and there are many online applications that can be used to edit large documents, so I would us one of them.
4.
I would get some chocolates and tea and sit down and get it done in one sitting.
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Deadlines are important! If the piece is a rush job, then I would first edit it for flow, continuity, and accuracy. Once done, I would give it the spelling and grammar review and then get it ready to go to press.
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By having a cool mind and finding happiness in it.
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