R3ciprocity User Guide

R3ciprocity.com is a sharing economy designed to help you become a better writer. As a R3ciprocity editor, you earn credits that you can use to have your own work edited. Do a good enough job and you can convert your credits to real money. R3ciprocity.com encourages people to help others by creating incentives for people to give back.


R3ciprocity.com is more than a spelling and grammar checker, it’s a social task-based platform where writers and editors help each other. No matter your skill level, you help someone improve their writing. The more people you help, the more credits you earn.

How it works
  1. Upload your document, manuscript, or report. Use R3ciprocity credits to send it for review. We put it in a queue to be reviewed by one of your peers on the website.

  2. Request a job from the editing queue. Once you receive a document, download it, make corrections, add comments or suggestions, and send it back.

  3. The owner receives the edited document and sees the corrections. They rate your reviewing ability and provide feedback on your editing.

  4. Use the credits you earned to have your work reviewed.

You can also purchase credits. Do this to send your document for review or to boost your document ahead in the editing queue.

Get started

Getting started with R3ciprocity.com is simple. Once you create your account, you can begin using R3ciprocity.com immediately.

Create an account

This section will show you how to create an account on R3ciprocity.com.

Register your account
  1. Navigate to https://www.r3ciprocity.com.

  2. Click the Sign up button near the top of the screen.

  3. On the registration form, click the toggle switch to indicate that you are over the age of 13.

  4. Click the toggle switch to indicate that you have read and accepted R3ciprocity’s terms and conditions.

You can also register using a social media account by clicking one of the social media icons on the registration form.

  1. [Optional] Create a R3ciprocity username.

  2. Enter the email address and password you will use to log in to your R3ciprocity account.

  3. [Optional] Enter a short bio description.

  4. [Optional] Click the Browse button to upload a profile picture.

  5. Click Register to complete the registration process.

The R3ciprocity administrator will send an activation email to the address used to create the account. If you do not receive an email, please check your Spam or Junk folder before contacting support.
Activate your account
  1. Click the activation link in the email to activate your R3ciprocity account.

  2. You may now log into https://www.r3ciprocity.com.

Log in

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  1. 1. Navigate to https://www.r3ciprocity.com.

  2. Click the Login button near the top of the screen.

  3. Enter the email address and password you used to create your R3ciprocity account.

  4. Click Log In to finish logging into your account.

If you forget your password, click the Restore Password link on the login form.

What’s next?

Now that you’ve successfully logged into your new account, you’re ready to:

  • Upload your writing to your My Documents page to be reviewed by a R3ciprocity editor.

  • Purchase R3ciprocity credits from your profile page to use towards having your work reviewed.

  • Request to become a R3ciprocity editor from your My Reviews page and help others improve their writing.

For Writers

This section will show you to how upload documents to R3ciprocity.com and how to manage your document library. You will also learn how to use R3ciprocity.com’s built-in writing tools and to send a document to the editing queue to be reviewed by a R3ciprocity editor.

Manage your documents

Upload a document

This section will show you how to upload a document to your R3ciprocity.com document library.

About file types

R3ciprocity.com allows you to upload files from common word processing applications like Microsoft Word, Google Docs, and Open Office.

Upload:

  • .docx

  • .doc

  • .txt

Do not upload:

  • .pdf

To upload a document to your document library:

  1. Log into https://www.r3ciprocity.com.

  2. Navigate to My Documents.

  3. Upload your document by:

    1. Dragging the file from your file system and dropping it onto the marked space on the page, OR

    2. Clicking the Upload link and selecting the file from your file system.

  4. A new tile will appear on your My Documents page displaying the file name and the date and time the file was uploaded.

View a document

This section will show you how to view a document that you have previously uploaded to your document library.

To view your uploaded document:

  1. Log into https://www.r3ciprocity.com.

  2. Navigate to your My Documents page.

  3. Locate the tile containing the name of your document.

  4. Click the file name.

  5. Your document text will be displayed.

Download a document

This section will show you how to download a copy of a document from your document library.

To download a document that you have previously uploaded:

  1. Log into https://www.r3ciprocity.com.

  2. Navigate to your My Documents page.

  3. Locate the tile containing the document you would like to download.

  4. Click Menu.

  5. Click Download.

  6. The document will be downloaded to your hard drive or storage device.

Delete a document

This section will show you how to delete a document from your document library.

You will be unable to recover a document once it has been deleted.

To delete a document that you have previously uploaded:

  1. Log into https://www.r3ciprocity.com.

  2. Navigate to your My Documents page.

  3. Locate the tile containing the document you would like to delete.

  4. Click Menu.

  5. Click Delete.

  6. Click OK to confirm that you would like to delete your document.

  7. The tile containing your document no longer appears. You have successfully deleted your document.

Improve your writing

Unlike many spelling and grammar tools, R3ciprocity’s writing tools do not make automatic changes to your text.

This allows you to view suggested edits on a contextual level and decide which suggestions are valid for your specific paper or article.

Check for tone

This section will show you how to check the tone of your writing.

R3ciprocity.com’s tone check tool will analyze your document to determine if your writing voice is positive, negative, or neutral. The tool will display a score for each paragraph of text, as well as a score for the entire document.

This tool requires R3ciprocity credits.

Perform a tone check

To check the tone of your uploaded document:

  1. Log into https://www.r3ciprocity.com.

  2. Navigate to My Documents.

  3. Locate the tile containing your document.

  4. Click Menu.

  5. Click Check Tone.

  6. The Document Summary screen will open. This screen displays the number R3ciprocity credits required to proceed. Click Submit to continue or Cancel to return to the previous screen.

If you continue, you will see your document displayed. A face-shaped icon representing the overall tone of your document is displayed below the document title. Next to each paragraph is a face-shaped icon representing the paragraph’s tone and a graph of the paragraph’s sentiment by category.

Check for grammar

This section will show you how to check a document in your document library for potential grammar issues.

While R3ciprocity.com’s rule-based grammar checker cannot replace an experienced R3ciprocity editor, it can be useful in identifying patterns in your writing.

Grammar check will identify potential problems in your document in the following eight categories:

  • Passive voice

  • Wordiness

  • Academic Style

  • Grammar

  • Nominalizations

  • Sentences

  • Eggcorns

  • Transitions

Perform a grammar check

To check your uploaded document for grammar problems:

  1. Log into https://www.r3ciprocity.com.

  2. Navigate to My Documents.

  3. Locate the tile containing your document.

  4. Click Check for grammar.

  5. Read the courtesy message and click Proceed if you wish to continue.

If you proceed, grammar check will display an overview of the potential grammar problems found in your document. A summary table displays how your document scored in each category. Links at the top of the page allow you to view each category in detail, highlighting specific instances within your document.

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Send your document to an editor

Now that you’ve uploaded your documents to your My Documents library and incorporated suggestions from R3ciprocity’s writing and editing tools, you’re ready to send your document to the editing queue to be reviewed by a R3ciprocity editor.

Revise your document

To incorporate suggestions from any of R3ciprocity.com’s built-in writing and editing tools, make corrections in your original document.

Upload your revised document
  1. Complete any remaining revisions in your original document using your preferred word processing application.

  2. Upload the revised document to your document library.

  3. Your revised document will appear as a new tile.

Send your document to the editing queue

This section will show you how to send your document to the editing queue to be reviewed by a R3ciprocity editor.

  1. Log into https://www.r3ciprocity.com.

  2. Navigate to My Documents.

  3. Locate the document you will send the editing queue.

  4. Click the Send to review icon, located on the document’s tile.

The amount of R3ciprocity credits needed for a review is shown on each document’s tile. Your account must have enough R3ciprocity credits to purchase a review. Purchase credits from your Profile page.

  1. Your document will be assigned to a R3ciprocity editor who has 48 hours to complete your review. You will receive an email notification once your document is available to view.

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