I hate writing tests.
I’ve been professionally writing since 2009. Since then, I’ve taken a half-dozen or so tests for various gigs, providing a sample of my writing — and never landed the job.
Even worse, after every failed attempt, I’ve been left with a bitter taste in my mouth, griping about the wasted time.
So last November, when a marketing company requested I take a writing test that required I write a free sample for them, I was hesitant. But it turned out to be one of the best things I ever did. Here’s what happened: