Do you think that the Editor/Proofreading Program is Effective?

Experiment Experiment
I think that a minor adjustment would be that if it's a student in the mentor program, it's checked over by not only their mentor but also additionally an editor. For me, my mentor was mainly interested in getting me to be more descriptive and helping me figure out how to write reviews not going over with a comb for grammar.
01/13/2013
Mikemanz Mikemanz
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Originally posted by Selective Sensualist
I always proof each review I edit three times. I am glad there is a limit to how many I can pick up because I feel as though I can give each review I edit quality attention. I usually make some corrections on the second and third times through the ... More
I couldn't have said it better. I have a LOT more respect for reviewers having been in those shoes. It is my fervent wish to never let an error through (probably a very unrealistic goal, but something to shoot for), but if I see an error in a review I wonder if I'm looking at error number 96, the previous 95 being corrected. Sometimes reviews are nearly indecipherable and I yell at my monitor. Mostly, though, they are of very good to excellent quality, and need little work by me. It can be hard when I have to remember that I am editing for form rather than style. Some sentences, again a very few, are grammatically correct, but just awful writing. I will go over a review several times in the editing format, then, once it is published I will go over it once or twice more to see if anything jumps out at me in the different format. Often it does.
01/13/2013
Mikemanz Mikemanz
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Originally posted by cherryredhead88
"But sometimes you get a review for which you must laboriously decipher what is even being said sentence by sentence."


THIS. This is just what I was coming back to write about. I have had quite a few reviews with so many run on ... More
It can be a challenge!
01/13/2013
Mikemanz Mikemanz
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Originally posted by Sir
Why not just rate the person who edited it poorly and move on? Or email someone in the company that this person has repeatedly made mistakes so that they can be bumped?

It doesn't mean that the whole proofreading program is bad, just some ... More
Hear, hear!
01/13/2013
Leather & Lace Leather & Lace
It's okay..
01/13/2013
inkky inkky
I Think It Needs A Lot Of Improvement. I Hate To Point Fingers, But It Seems Like Some Of The People Who Are Part Of The Proofreading Program Are Just Plain Lazy. More Than Once, I've Gotten Messages To Just "Fix It Myself" Even Though It Really Is The Proofreader's Job To Proofread The Freaking Article.
01/13/2013
Kirill1171 Kirill1171
Needs some minor adjustments
01/18/2013
Geogeo Geogeo
Quote:
Originally posted by B8trDude
I've been noticing a lot of mistakes in reviews lately that have been "edited" by people in the "Proofreading Program". These have included really embarrassing spelling and punctuation errors which should have been very easy ... More
I'm more confident about it now that they force potential editors to take a spelling test. Though, I still see a lot of mistakes in the articles that are proofread.
01/24/2013
Experiment Experiment
I think it depends on the editor. Some are really good. Some are more clearly in it for the points.
05/22/2013
BrittaniMaree BrittaniMaree
Needs some minor adjustments
05/22/2013
Beautiful-Disaster Beautiful-Disaster
I see tons of mistakes in reviews. Sometimes I wonder if the editor reads the review they're "proofreading".
05/25/2013
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