Reviews and proofreading

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Reviews and proofreading

potstickers potstickers
I was just looking at the recent point changes to the review program. It's now a reasonable 50 points for a review and 20 for a followup. But why is it still 250 or even 400 to proofread a review? That seems excessive, especially since a lot of reviews are still coming out badly edited.

Is there something I missed about this?
07/24/2011
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DeliciousSurprise DeliciousSurprise
This was just discussed in the EdenTasks thread and, while I won't reiterate everything said there, it does take a lot of time to edit a poorly written review. Some reviews come in so riddled with typos, poor grammar or spelling, or sentences that just DON'T make sense that I know sometimes I've spent more time on that review than its originating writer.


We have the incentive of the free toy to write our monthly review, but editors have no other incentive but points to edit reviews. And, honestly? If I was getting a hundred points to edit some of the reviews we get, I'd decline to participate in the program because it truly DOES take time. For every review that we glance through, to which we make one change (or, God forbid NO changes...) there are three others that take a minimum of ten minutes.


As to reviews coming back riddled with errors, you have several options there. First, you can rate the editing job as being done poorly, and then you can contact EF staff and point out that such-and-such is consistently editing reviews poorly. I do, however, really want to stress that some reviews come in REALLY badly written, and that sometimes we DO miss things because we've corrected "it's" to "its" about fifteen times, and removed excess commas, and added in periods and missing words to a single section.
07/24/2011
BBW Talks Toys BBW Talks Toys
It has always been 50 points for a review and 20 points for a follow-up. I'm failing to see where the change took place.
07/25/2011
Alan & Michele Alan & Michele
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Originally posted by potstickers
I was just looking at the recent point changes to the review program. It's now a reasonable 50 points for a review and 20 for a followup. But why is it still 250 or even 400 to proofread a review? That seems excessive, especially since a lot of ...
I thought it was always 50/20 for the reviews and follow-ups? Maybe I missed something though.

250 points (for editing a Standard template review) equals $2.50, which, if you saw some of what the editors had to deal with, probably wouldn't sound as impressive. 400 points ($4.00) is for the Extended template reviews, which take more time and effort on the editor's part than the Standard ones do.

Every editor misses small things from time to time, especially if the review is very badly written, but when you notice a review that is riddled with them or one editor consistently doing a bad job, you should point it out.
07/25/2011
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