A writing-correction service on Twitter

I have written 26,800 words using the “Post and Submit for Correction” service at LingQ for the last twelve months. I have tweeted 79 times on Twitter since July 1st, but there is no correction service there. I wonder if there is someone who are mulling over beginning a writing-correction service on Twitter.

someone who are → someone who is

Is there any possibility that we have the “TWEET and Submit for Correction” function on LingQ in the near future?

There are several books or booklets published in Japan that recommend tweeting in English, and a lot of people have began tweeting in English. Take a look at the following list: http://twitter.com/#twinglish

http://twitter.com/#twinglish —> http://bit.ly/d3WVmN

“Twinglish” is someone’s Twitter ID, but the bird has not tweeted yet.

If you put “#twinglish” in search box on Twitter, you will get the following list. “#” is called “hashtag.”

Writing correction for posts on other sites not just Twitter is an interesting suggestion, Yutaka. Also, the ability to post to Twitter from the Write page is interesting. Give us some time to think about that.

Thank you for your comment, Mark.

Certainly there are students who regularly submit all their LingQ forum posts for correction, who do not submit me more conventional “essays”. Marking them can be a fairly surreal experience, as they can be hard to understand without the context of the thread. They also are often short, so they take quite a lot of time per word to correct. Nevertheless the service is clearly popular and should be worth extending.

I would also like to propose that the payment algorithm includes a flat rate for, say, the first 25 words plus so much per additional word. At present the tutor receives something like 350 points per 150 words, some 3 points per word. That’s fine for longer submissions, but very short tweets and forum posts take a disproportionally long time per word to think about.

I counted some of my recent tweets. I suppose that a flat rate for the first 25 words is appropriate. <— This is a 20-word, 101-character sentence.
139 characters–27 words
139 characters–23 words
138 characters–26 words
. . .

sentence —> comment of two sentences

Two sentences gives the corrector more to work on, in terms of context clues and actual grammar to correct. 150 words + is great for the corrector, but speaking as a student, I have to spend a long time thinking up 150 words of Russian! I am far more likely to submit 4 lots of 40 words on any topic that comes to mind, or hit the “post and submit” button on my Russian forum posts.

Good suggestion, Helen. We’ll add that to our enhancements list.