#EdenTasks - Editor FAQ

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#EdenTasks - Editor FAQ

Sammi Sammi
The wonderful Kindred came up with this FAQ to help answer your questions on EdenTasks editing and the program itself. If you have a question that isn’t answered, please post it below!

Thank you, Kindred, for your work in getting this put together!

What is the EdenTasks program?
The EdenTasks program allows you to earn points for proofreading reviews submitted by the community. You must have a contributor rank of 5.1 or higher to participate. You can get more details about the program from the #EdenPrograms - EdenTasks - Proofreading page.

How do I participate in the EdenTasks program?
To participate in the EdenTasks program, you must first activate the Review Program service, have a contributor rank of 5.1 or higher, and submit a request to participate.

What criteria are used to select editors? Why do editors only need a rank of 5.1 or higher to qualify but their reviews do not auto-publish until 5.5?
Many factors are taken into consideration to select editors including contributor rank, writing ability (reviews, blogs, etc.), community involvement, relevant writing/editing experience, performance on the editing test, and the application request itself. A ranking of 5.1 means the contributor is fairly active on the site but may not have the volume of reviews published to be at a higher level.

What happens if an editor performs poorly?
Editors may be removed from the program for poor performance. If a review is found that has mistakes, the editor will be contacted and notified of what was missed. If three or more reviews by that editor contain multiple mistakes, the editor will be removed from the rotation early.

I submitted my request to participate in the EdenTasks program and it’s been more than 72 hours. Why haven’t I heard back yet?
Currently, editors participate in 3-month rotations. Requests to participate are kept on file until new editors are selected for the next rotation. You will receive an email notification within one week letting you know your application has been received after you apply.

How will I know if I made the next round of editors?
During the rotation, if you are selected you will receive an email welcoming you to the program. If you have not been selected you will receive an email stating that your request has been denied. If you are denied you may resubmit a request at any time before the next rotation to be considered for the next round of editors.

I was declined for an editing position. Now what?
If you were declined for the current rotation, you can re-apply immediately for consideration in the next rotation. For contributors that have previously participated in the program, you may simply state that you are interested in participating again as an editor. For those that are declined, this is not necessarily a reflection of your skills as an editor. Each rotation, there are many more qualified applicants than available positions for editors.

My request was accepted! What do I do now?
Once your request to participate in the EdenTasks program has been accepted, you must activate the program before you can proceed. Your next step is to go to the Task Market and select a review to edit.

How many reviews am I allowed to edit?
Currently, the daily allotment is for 3 full reviews (standard or extended template) and 3 follow-up reviews daily. Reviews that are submitted to Admin or returned to the reviewer and not released back into the Task Market will count towards the daily allotment.

How many points do I get for editing?
You earn 250 points for reviews using the standard template, 400 points for the extended template, and 50 points for follow-up reviews. You do not earn the points until the review is published.

I selected a review from the Task Market. How long do I have to edit the review?
Each task should be completed within 3 days for reviews and 2 days for follow-up reviews.

There are never any reviews in the Task Market. Am I doing something wrong?
There are certain times of the day when reviews are more likely to be submitted for editing. This also usually occurs at the beginning of a new cycle as new editors eagerly gobble up available tasks. If you aren't finding reviews to edit, try checking the Task Market at different times of the day.
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Sammi Sammi
What is the function of an editor?
An editor should correct a review for spelling, grammar, punctuation, and usage errors while preserving the voice of the reviewer. An editor should not change content. You may refer to the Editor Guidelines page for further details.

I selected a review to edit but when I try to open it, I get directed back to my own list of reviews. What happened?
This scenario can occur if the contributor’s account was deleted after the review was submitted to be edited. It can also occur if a reviewer submits a not-assigned review as a student but then becomes advanced. The reviewer’s status as an Advanced reviewer does not update on their profile until the next time they log in to the site. At that point, the review will once again be available to edit.

I selected a task and it is a blog review. Am I responsible for the content on the blog?
If you are editing a blog review, you are only responsible for the content that appears on the EF site (title, summary, pros, cons, and experience). You should also test that the link is correct. You are not responsible for the actual content on the blog (other than to ensure it is the correct product being reviewed, it's at least 300 words, and has the 2 required links back to EF) since you do not have access to edit the blog.

I selected a review but it is in preview mode and I cannot edit it. What’s wrong?
If an editor previously returned a review to the contributor and released the task, the review will appear on the task market in preview mode. However, it will not be available to edit until the reviewer re-submits the review.

The review I'm editing has links which have their affiliate code. Is that ok?
No. Onsite reviews should not contain any links that have an affiliate code. If you are editing a review that contains these, they should be removed.

I just returned a review back to the reviewer. Now what?
You can hold onto the task, but you will not get any points until the review is re-submitted and you publish it. If you choose to hold onto the review, it will count as one of your daily allotment. Alternatively, you can release the task, but then it will be available for any editor to publish once it is re-submitted. You will not receive any points if another editor publishes the review.

I finished editing a review and it’s ready to publish. Now what?
Once you have finished editing a review, be sure you save each of the review sections, otherwise any changes made will not be saved to the review. Once you are sure all of the sections have been saved, select the “Publish” button at the end of the review. You should receive a pop-up asking to confirm that you would like to publish the review.

I just edited a follow-up review but it shows someone else as the editor. What happened?
Reviews only display the original editor of the review. Editors of follow-up reviews are not displayed.

I published a review and noticed I made a mistake. Can I still correct it?
You can return to the review under “My tasks” and still edit the review.

I’m editing a review that appears to be plagiarized. What do I do?
If you suspect that all or part of a review is plagiarized, you can either forward the review to an Administrator (via the button at the end of the review) or contact JR (Almon@edenfantasys.co m). Be aware that forwarding a review to an Administrator will count as part of your daily allotment.

Are there any editing resources available?
The Editor’s Guidelines have a good overview of what to check, and include common mistakes.

Some other good resources are
Proofreading for Common Surface Errors Handy tips.
Grumpy Grammar Common mistakes.
Grammar Girl Quick and Dirty Tips Tips and comparisons.

Remember, Word and other document programs won’t find all mistakes, and you need to carefully read through each review you take!

I still have a question you didn’t answer. Who should I ask?
If you have a specific issue with a review,
contact JR (Almon@edenfantasys.co m).
For questions regarding the EdenTasks program,
contact Sammi (Sammi@edenfantasys.co m).
01/18/2012
js250 js250
This is great, Kindred!! You guys have answered a lot of questions I had on the first day!!
01/19/2012
Ansley Ansley
Well done, my friend!
01/19/2012
PeaceToTheMiddleEast PeaceToTheMiddleEast
Thank you guy's for this very helpful!
01/19/2012
gone77 gone77
Wow, fantastic job, Kindred! Thank you!
01/19/2012
Beck Beck
Great job Kindred!
01/19/2012
Cookie Monster Mike Cookie Monster Mike
awesome work on this! thank you so much!
01/20/2012
indiglo indiglo
Wow! Bookmarking this thread. This is a FANTASTIC resource Kindred!
01/20/2012
melissa1973 melissa1973
Thanks for the info., really some great work on Kindreds part and that of Sammi for taking the time to post the greatly needed information. Just like Indiglo I'm bookmarking this one.
01/20/2012
B8trDude B8trDude
Thanks for putting this together!
01/20/2012
BobbiJay BobbiJay
This is fantastic thank you.
01/21/2012
FemmeFlo FemmeFlo
Thanks for putting this together, but I think the Edentasks dashboard still needs to be fixed, since that's where people are going to look first.
01/22/2012
Woman China Woman China
WOOT WOOT KACHOO!!!

I love these posts that spell it out uber clearly what is what!!
01/22/2012
Jobthingy Jobthingy
Awesome Kindred!
01/23/2012
myplasticheart myplasticheart
Quote:
Originally posted by Sammi
What is the function of an editor?An editor should correct a review for spelling, grammar, punctuation, and usage errors while preserving the voice of the reviewer. An editor should not change content. You may refer to the Editor Guidelines page for ...
This was helpful. It answered all the questions i had after viewing the initial EdenTask info page. Thanks!
01/24/2012
Snozzberries Snozzberries
I popped into the forum area to look for this specific information and BAM, THERE IT WAS! Thank you so much!!

... except who to send the request to for becoming an editor. I'm not ready yet (not going to until I hit 20 reviews) but I'd love to eventually.

(And I've checked through all the pages I could find about the EdenTasks / Editor stuff but I may have missed the information. It's been quite a day. Yeesh.)


edit: FOUND IT!

link

Dur.
01/30/2012
T&A1987 T&A1987
what's the verdict on insertable? acceptable, or not a real word?
01/30/2012
Cookie Monster Mike Cookie Monster Mike
Quote:
Originally posted by T&A1987
what's the verdict on insertable? acceptable, or not a real word?
Technically it is a word in the dictionary as an adjective, however if I'm correct the dictionary shows me that it should be "in'sertable" as an adjective.
01/31/2012
Sammi Sammi
Quote:
Originally posted by T&A1987
what's the verdict on insertable? acceptable, or not a real word?
Acceptable
01/31/2012
Miss Voluptuous Miss Voluptuous
Participating in this program has been really fun so far! Turns out I like editing ^.^
01/31/2012
El-Jaro El-Jaro
Quote:
Originally posted by T&A1987
what's the verdict on insertable? acceptable, or not a real word?
I'd buy that for a dollar!

I've never understood why it isn't a word. "Insertable" - able to be inserted.
01/31/2012
Jul!a Jul!a
Quote:
Originally posted by El-Jaro
I'd buy that for a dollar!

I've never understood why it isn't a word. "Insertable" - able to be inserted.
Exactly! That's how I put it anyway.
01/31/2012
T&A1987 T&A1987
i just got my first off site review and I am confused. Am i able to edit their blog or do I just edit what's written in the other sections?
02/03/2012
El-Jaro El-Jaro
Quote:
Originally posted by T&A1987
i just got my first off site review and I am confused. Am i able to edit their blog or do I just edit what's written in the other sections?
Just edit the on-site stuff and make sure the link is good. That's really about it. If it looks under 300 words and doesn't have the required 2 links back to EF, send it to Admin.
02/03/2012
T&A1987 T&A1987
Quote:
Originally posted by El-Jaro
Just edit the on-site stuff and make sure the link is good. That's really about it. If it looks under 300 words and doesn't have the required 2 links back to EF, send it to Admin.
thank you. If the review is 290, send back, or is that close enough to warrant publishing?
02/03/2012
El-Jaro El-Jaro
Quote:
Originally posted by T&A1987
thank you. If the review is 290, send back, or is that close enough to warrant publishing?
send it back please
02/03/2012
voenne voenne
Thank you so much for posting this. It clears up all my questions!
02/03/2012
CrystaCat CrystaCat
Awesome
02/04/2012
TheSinDoll TheSinDoll
Great resources! Great information! Thank you!
02/05/2012
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