Are you now, or have you ever been an Eden editor?

Ms. N Ms. N
Have you edited for Eden, either reviews or Sexis articles?
Answers (public voting - your screen name will appear in the results):
I am currently editing reviews for Eden.
Ms. N , Mikemanz , VeganChick (is Gone) , bog , Kindred , PassionCpl , ImaGodiva , charmedtomeetyou
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I am currently editing Sexis articles.
SMichelle , Trysexual , Airen Wolf , SneakersAndPearls , Kindred
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I have edited reviews for Eden in the past.
Ms. N , CollegeFun2014 , sunkissedJess , SMichelle , Trysexual , Mikemanz , Airen Wolf , Lady of the Lab , KrissyNovacaine , married with children , sXeVegan90 , Zombirella , Taylor , Kindred , Feisty , js250 , Pixel , melissa1973 , Kitka , geliebt
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I have edited Sexis articles in the past.
I have applied for editing positions in the past, but I have been declined.
PropertyOfPotter , Lildrummrgurl7 , PeaceToTheMiddleEast , surreptitious , Castielskitten , edeneve , humblepie , Lady of the Lab , mpfm , VeganChick (is Gone) , KrissyNovacaine , eri86 , Beautiful-Disaster , Feisty , angel42539 , Pixel , Kitka , This Is For The Birds , *Camoprincess*
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I have never applied for an editing position.
Rossie , Gunsmoke , AliMc , wicked48 , Hummingbird , Wicked Wahine , Bullfroggy and Rose , laflauta , Bme , Heartthrob , MrWishyWashy , Stagger13 , padmeamidala , Eyesonfire , BrittaniMaree , Gdom , nimr , Boyfriend
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Total votes: 70 (57 voters)
Poll is closed
06/01/2013
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PeaceToTheMiddleEast PeaceToTheMiddleEast
I have only applied once and that was it. I will stare clear from doing Editing.
06/01/2013
surreptitious surreptitious
Quote:
Originally posted by Ms. N
Have you edited for Eden, either reviews or Sexis articles?
I would really like to be an editor, but it just hasn't happened yet. I'm hopeful that it will in the future, though.
06/01/2013
MrWill MrWill
I have applied, and never got anything at all back.
06/01/2013
Rossie Rossie
I have never applied for the job, because I know it's not an easy task.
06/01/2013
Castielskitten Castielskitten
I've applied but I was declined everytime.
06/01/2013
SMichelle SMichelle
I have been a review editor twice in the past, and I really enjoyed it.

Currently, I'm a SexIs editor, which I also really enjoy.
06/01/2013
edeneve edeneve
no I'm not, but I've been curious about it at times.
06/01/2013
Trysexual Trysexual
I have edited both articles and reviews.
06/01/2013
Mikemanz Mikemanz
this is my second rotation as a review editor. some days it's great! lively prose, insightful commentary, warm and humorous tales; it can be very rewarding. some days, not so much so!

we edit for grammar, we fact check, we try to make sure it is the author's original material, and we attempt to make reviews coherently readable. we do not fix "crappy" writing. this is not the journal of american literature. this is people talking about their experiences with sex toys. some write well, some steal other people's work, some write not so well. the editor (proofreader, really) checks 'em out and cleans 'em up as best we can.

please don't bash me as an editor with a bad rating because the writing is not up to your "standard". someone else may love the way that author shares about their time with a toy. and while i'm whining, please don't be too hard on us because you happen to catch one slight error. we fixed the other 73 errors in that (your!) review.

i edit/proofread because for the most part i find it very enjoyable. having said that, i come at this also from the other side of the fence - review writer. i don't write tons of them, for me it is a lot of work. even though i became an advanced reviewer some time ago, i still have a mentor that i use to help with proofreading/suggestio ns/corrections. when i think my writing is so good that i need no help at all is when i'll apply at the times.

whew! end of rant
06/01/2013
wicked48 wicked48
I've never applied. I'm not real good with grammar so I don't think I would be a good editor.
06/01/2013
SMichelle SMichelle
Quote:
Originally posted by Mikemanz
this is my second rotation as a review editor. some days it's great! lively prose, insightful commentary, warm and humorous tales; it can be very rewarding. some days, not so much so!

we edit for grammar, we fact check, we try to make ... More
Kind of along the same lines, please keep in mind that editors are not responsible for how much information a review provides.

The other day, I had someone tell me that, while my reviews are usually very good, I seemed to be doing badly as an editor. I was confused, and thought that I might've messed up a review that I worked on back when I was a review editor (last rotation). So, I contacted this person and asked what they had meant. They told me that the content of the review wasn't good; the review didn't tell them enough about the toy. For this reason, this person gave me a low rating as an editor on this specific review, because she was under the impression that I could ask the writer to add more information.
06/01/2013
Hummingbird Hummingbird
No, I've never applied and am not really interested. Perhaps if there was a mentor program for being an editor like there is for being a reviewer I might think about it.....
06/01/2013
Ms. N Ms. N
Quote:
Originally posted by Hummingbird
No, I've never applied and am not really interested. Perhaps if there was a mentor program for being an editor like there is for being a reviewer I might think about it.....
That is a really interesting idea!
06/01/2013
mpfm mpfm
I applied 4 times and was denied every time. I finally gave up.
06/02/2013
VeganChick (is Gone) VeganChick (is Gone)
Quote:
Originally posted by SMichelle
Kind of along the same lines, please keep in mind that editors are not responsible for how much information a review provides.

The other day, I had someone tell me that, while my reviews are usually very good, I seemed to be doing badly as an ... More
That is ridiculous. I've edited a lot of poor quality reviews and I would be irritated if someone down rated me because the review was bad. It isn't the editor's fault that the review sucks. Gosh. That was so wrong of that person. I don't think people really understand the editor rating.
06/02/2013
bog bog
Quote:
Originally posted by Mikemanz
this is my second rotation as a review editor. some days it's great! lively prose, insightful commentary, warm and humorous tales; it can be very rewarding. some days, not so much so!

we edit for grammar, we fact check, we try to make ... More
WHEW! Well said, Mikemanz!
06/02/2013
married with children married with children
I have been a editor, but that was a long time ago. It was a pain in the butt. you would get rated down based on the content of the review written, not the spelling and grammar. I cant rewrite a review for someone just because I am the editor, all I can do is fix the mistakes.

I would not mind doing it again however.
06/02/2013
Wicked Wahine Wicked Wahine
I really want to edit, it's something I like to do. I even offered to do it for free when Sammi had a backlog of old reviews that were not edited properly & she had to go fix them herself! But, my ranking is too low for me to qualify at this time. Once I meet the minimum, I will apply. However, after reading some comments & talking to others, I will not hold out much hope that I will ever actually get the chance. How do some people get multiple turns when others are always denied. I understand some may not pass the test, but you can always ask why you weren't approved to find out if that was the case.

As to the people erroneously rating for things that are not the editors job, a huge part of the problem is using the word editor instead of proof reader! That said, I saw the little popup the first time I rated an editor & it clearly states the guidelines for rating. I don't know why it is so difficult to understand & I get frustrated for editors when I see the poor rating when it's not deserved. But, I also see plenty of "excellent" ratings that are not deserved. Perhaps the guidelines should be altered so one single error does not mean rating it "good" instead of "excellent"? Maybe adding a 4th choice, a "very good", would bridge the gap between "good" & "excellent"? But I rarely see people rate editors anymore. I make sure to do it all the time, but I have avoided it a few times because I was uncomfortable giving the "good" rating when there was only one mistake!
06/02/2013
sXeVegan90 sXeVegan90
I've edited in the past. It was a pain, and I don't know if I'll ever do it again in the future, but I do love editing reviews. I agree with Married with Children though, you get rated down for others mistakes, when an editor can only do so much.
06/02/2013
Zombirella Zombirella
I edited reviews before and wanted to to it again but got turned down the last two times. I wanted to apply for the next round but I missed the dead line to turn in the "test" ugh.
06/02/2013
Bullfroggy and Rose Bullfroggy and Rose
NO, I have thought about it but I am too lazy to try
06/02/2013
KatPawz2003 KatPawz2003
Quote:
Originally posted by Ms. N
Have you edited for Eden, either reviews or Sexis articles?
I just recently applied for review editing, but as they are in the middle of a rotation I don't know if I will be denied or not.
06/02/2013
laflauta laflauta
I've never even applied. I don't have time for editing, especially when school is in session.
06/02/2013
Beautiful-Disaster Beautiful-Disaster
I've applied to be an editor and was denied. It's alright though. Editing must be a tough job, especially with the people who plagiarize.
06/02/2013
Feisty Feisty
I have edited in the past.
06/02/2013
angel42539 angel42539
No but I hope to soon!
06/02/2013
Lady of the Lab Lady of the Lab
I've been an editor once, I hope I get another chance in the future.
06/03/2013
js250 js250
I was on the first rotation--but not been chosen since then.
06/03/2013
Bme Bme
Never wanted to edit - not what I am good at.
06/03/2013
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