Zerys News and Announcements
Recent Updates From Zerys
Recent System Updates 12/23/16
Happy Holidays! Today we put live our last big update of the year, and our goodie bag is chock full of improvements and fixes. As usual, our biggest changes came directly from you, the users.
At Zerys, we take user feedback very seriously, and in response to several requests, we made two large changes to our Writer Audition system. First, the word count on Writer Audition projects can now be set up to 800 words, up from the previous limit of 250 words. This will allow you to get a much better idea of the capabilities of each writer that you audition, and it will give the writers a chance to demonstrate the depth of their knowledge of your topic. Auditions are still free, and you only pay if you choose to add the writer to your Favorite Writers list AND choose to pay for their audition piece. We have also added the ability to sample just 2 writers, in addition to the previously available options 3, 4, and 5. This should speed up your auditions, while still giving you a bare minimum of 2 writers to compare and see which you like the best. Of course, you can always add more writers to an in-progress audition by clicking the “Add” button in the “Find Writers” column of that project’s row on the Project Dashboard.
We believe both of these changes will vastly improve the user experience when conducting auditions, and please feel free to let us know how they work out for you. See below for other improvements and fixes, and see you next year!
Writer Audition Setup - Word count ranges for Writer Audition projects can now be set up to 800 words
Writer Audition Setup - Writer auditions can now be limited to 2 samples, in addition to the previously available options of 3, 4, and 5
Writer Audition Setup - Fixed several display issues and bugs preventing some settings from being saved
Project Dashboard > Advanced Search - Fixed a bug preventing the Search By Title from working
Project Dashboard > Advanced Search - Fixed a bug preventing date picker from opening when the input field is clicked
Project Dashboard - Fixed a bug causing the Archived Project counter to display incorrectly
Full Project Setup > Set Target Publish Date dialog - Fixed a bug preventing the calendar from showing
Content Review Screen - Fixed some text and placement for the tooltips when reviewing an Editor’s content
Content Review Screen - Updated the label for declining a Writer Audition and choosing not to repost the job to the job board for clarity
Full Project Setup > Questionnaires - Added a dialog to make it simpler to skip this step
Client Dashboard > Agency Client Profile Dialog - Fixed a bug preventing the “Editors” tab from opening
Client Dashboard - Fixed a bug preventing the column sorting arrows from working
Client Dashboard - “Archived Projects” is now a link that opens the Project Dashboard and displays archived projects for the chosen client
Edit Client Portal Settings Dialog - Replaced several missing tooltips
Service Provider Updates:
Submit Content Screen - Fixed a bug causing an incorrect “Deadline missed” message when a client cancels a job while a writer has the job open and then tries to submit it
Submit Content Screen - Fixed a bug causing Writer Audition titles for long-document projects to display the wrong view
Client Profile Dialog - Fixed several display issues, and several bugs causing the dialog to be closed when other features and dialogs were used or closed
Emails - Fixed a bug causing the wrong email to be sent out when a writer is added to the Favorite Writers list for a long-document audition
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