Bite Size Edits
I happened across Bite-Size Edits today. It’s addictive! You get points for editing little chunks of text which you’re served up randomly, although you can request to get more text from the same author. You can make changes, leave the sentence as it is, and/or attach a note with suggestions. For example, I got a sentence with a word in it that clearly should have had accented letters but instead had question marks, so I wrote a note to that effect. Obviously I didn’t know what the missing letters were meant to be so I couldn’t make the correct change myself.
The site says it’s a way to discover new writers, and that’s true. You can also upload your own texts for other people to polish. I’ve added 1000 or so words of Something Fishy to see what reaction I get. At least I think it went up OK. I got an error message first time round saying ‘we broke the Internet’ but the text seemed to be there. We’ll see!
So if you like tinkering with other people’s texts, give it a try!