Forum Policies- Writing Correction

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We have a section in our forum for writing.  People can submit writing and people may make corrections or comments.

But not always.  Correcting writing takes time and is not a particularly popular activity among the teachers who are on the forum- many of them have plenty of that to do at work and don't want to do more when they are relaxing on language forums.

I never correct writing.  I used to, but it took up too much time and I spend much of my free time on the site anyway, so I decided a few years ago not to correct any more writing.  There are many other teachers who do the same, some who correct occasionally and a few who will often correct writing.

However, if you're after proofreading, then going for a paid service that will give you dedicated time may be a better idea.  Posting a ten-thousand word essay and saying it's urgent and expecting volunteers who are in the forum to discuss language to correct it in a hour  is not very realistic.

If you post writing, it may get answers, but this is not guaranteed.  There is no urgent turn-around time.  We are volunteers and mostly prefer discussing language to correctng texts.
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I have no comment on this blog post, apart from saying that it seems very sensible. But I have a question, and can find nowhere else to put it. Lured into looking at your language polls, I have a horrid feeling that I inadvertently clicked a wrong answer (spelling of desiccate), due to dangerous carelessness with a mouse: but I cannot find it in the 20 pages to leave a rueful comment. I may of course have overlooked it, but is there a way to search these polls other than by paging through them ?

Thank you for any help you may be able to give ....

If you use the Google site search box at the top of the page, you'll find it in no time, but here's the link:

Please help me to write better this motivation letter,
Thank you in advance.

Actually I participated like a volunteer in two interesting experiences abroad with the European voluntary service , those experiences let me learn and explore new languages, new cultures, new places and I have met a lot of people with a different nationality all of this help me to build and improve my personality and my knowledge. I really liked what I did so now I am looking forward for a new experience like CrossCulture Internships programme and it’s so important for my professional career to be involved in this internship for many reasons, I am from Tunisia and we still trying to build a real democracy after 4 years of the revolution so it will be a big opportunity to share and exchange our experiences and our problems then I hope to learn and be able with this internship to find a way to improve our ideas and find solution for our problems and I will try to apply it specially in my home town (kairouan) because it is a city who needs a lot of social work.

We have a section in the forum for letters- please post it there:

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