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Im really not trying to be hateful or disrespectful but I have a serious question. Is there not certain criteria that has to be met before becoming a mentor of newbies? I have read many reviews over the last month or so. Majority of them are perfect.
Im really not trying to be hateful or disrespectful but I have a serious question. Is there not certain criteria that has to be met before becoming a mentor of newbies? I have read many reviews over the last month or so. Majority of them are perfect. However, there are a few that are absolutely hideous and I cannot understand what they are trying to say. Now I have seen that they are mentors, how is that?
Like I said, I'm not trying to be rude at all. Just don't understand how you could mentor someone when, in your own reviews, you turn a whole paragraph into one really long sentence. In EF years, I am still "wet behind the ears" lol but I know where a period belongs. Even the comments to these reviews have several questions and recommend the mentor aquire a mentor. I am far from being mentor material but I hope to be someday.
Does anyone else think this looks bad? It's going to be like a domino effect.... Sorry if I offended anyone.
As much as I hate to say this, it's true. I've seen the same and I've also seen where editors have left reviews a downright, unreadable mess--one just yesterday. Many of them publish reviews with big mistakes like the "I" not being capitalized, periods missing. I see editors publish reviews all the time where minor misspellings are there like where the words "then" and "than" are misused. It's the most common. While I do totally understand some mistakes here and there, especially when the person's review was totally filled with unreadable material to begin with, it's easy for the editor to miss small ones the second (or fifth) round when the person re-submitted. However, several mistakes in ONE review is uncalled for and well, we're called "editors" or "mentors" for a reason.
Since it takes next to nothing to become a mentor, that's the big reason why reviews get published way before they should be. I do agree that there should be more required of someone who applies for these programs. It would help weed out the ones who are only applying to get higher ranks, more points or whatever. There are some of us who truly love it. I'm a writer, writing is my job and my passion so I take editing, writing anything, and mentoring very seriously.
Honestly, the only thing you can do is rate these mentors/editors who are publishing reviews with many errors. I never like to give bad ratings, but in ones like I seen yesterday, I feel that it was absolutely necessary.