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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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To give the interviewer confidence that you're able to manage your time effectively, be specific about the exact actions that you would take to ensure that the objective is completed. Explain each action briefly by telling the interviewer why you're doing it in terms of what benefit you gain from the action.
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"First, I do a quick reading of the document so that way I can get a general gist of the piece. That way I know what to expect in terms of style, pacing, and structure. On this first pass, I'll take any quick notes that come to mind immediately, but I don't pause to do any deep thinking until later. Then I do a section-by-section reading. I start with the first paragraph and then read the last one to understand what the writer is trying to accomplish. I work backwards from the goal and see if the rest of the writing supports that goal. Next, I..."

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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?
1.
By having a cool mind and finding happiness in it.
2.
I would get some chocolates and tea and sit down and get it done in one sitting.
3.
I would keep the story short and exciting, but still keep the details in place.
4.
Calculate how many pages I could do per hour realistically and whatever is left over, delegate to other staff.
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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.
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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.