In the USA, rank promotions are evaluated based on a combination of related factors including;
* Editing skill and knowledge
* Editing quality
* Community involvement
* Proper etiquette in communication
It is not necessary to reach every single measure [[#Rank specific details| listed below]] of a rank (including edit count) to be granted that rank promotion. It is merely required to be considered proficient primarily for the editing skill, knowledge, and behavioral expectations of that rank when you are reviewed. '''It is perfectly reasonable to anticipate being promoted before achieving the listed edit count for a rank, as long as you meet other criteria for that rank.''' Promotion to the next higher rank will not be dependent solely on edit count, but on the aforementioned related factors.
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