So, when you more or less studied all the work in the portfolio, then it is time to pay close attention to it. As mentioned above, the full text of the work in the portfolio you will not read. There are, of course, exceptions, when the author intentionally offers students to read the entire work, and even download it for free. But in most cases, such materials can only be auxiliary, and you will not see much of them for yourself.
As a professional, you are unlikely to be able to assess the professionalism of the author from a small excerpt. But for general development and familiarization such information is very valuable and useful.
Full information about the identity of the author
Having a large amount of work performed in a portfolio is not enough for you to make the final choice in favor of the author. You need, at a minimum, to understand what kind of person he is, what his age, education, competence, and so on. The portfolio should contain information about the author, in addition to the list of tasks performed. So, this is the name, preferably the address or city of residence, e-mail, phone, education, information about the presence of diplomas.
At this point, everything is easier. One author can easily specialize in writing diplomas, coursework, master’s degrees, bachelor or specialist degrees, essays, and so on. The main thing is that in the list of these works there were no materials that are completely different in complexity from those that you need. For example, you are looking for an author to write a WRC, find a suitable candidate, but you can see a number of school essays in his portfolio. Agree that this will alienate your attention from such an author. It is correctly stated that a doctor of science who specializes in writing WRC will never write school essays.
Reviews and recommendations
And the last thing you should pay attention to while studying the portfolio is feedback and recommendations. Of course, you cannot be 100% sure of their authenticity and veracity. But if they have data that wrote a review, then this is a big plus. If it’s not enough for you to read a review, you can easily contact the owner of this review and ask him everything you need about the author’s personality and competencies.