Terrible editing job

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Terrible editing job

raffi raffi
So, I read reviews just about daily - at least a few anyways. Once in a while I'll notice a word spelled incorrectly or maybe not used in context or not capitalized when it should have been. However, typically it's one mistake overseen on like one review out of ten.

That said, I just finished reading a review in which there are 8 spelling errors, 7 capitilization errors and 4 or so comma errors. That's quite a bit for one review, seems like the writer didn't make an attempt to be correct and the editor either didn't read it or didn't care to make the revisions.

I don't want to embarrass or annoy anyone, but the whole point of it being a two-step process, is to catch at least most of those things. Admittingly, I got distracted with the errors and had to read the review over again.
04/16/2013
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PropertyOfPotter PropertyOfPotter
In situations like these, it's best to send an email to Sammi and let her know what the issue is. Her email is sammi@edenfantasys.com .
04/16/2013
Gary Gary
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Originally posted by raffi
So, I read reviews just about daily - at least a few anyways. Once in a while I'll notice a word spelled incorrectly or maybe not used in context or not capitalized when it should have been. However, typically it's one mistake overseen on ...
Whenever this happens please message Sammi (sammi@edenfantasys.co m) or me about this, and we will have the editor looked into.

One review slipping through here and there is going to happen, but in this case we want to make sure that the editors are doing their job.
04/16/2013
Ryuson Ryuson
As an editor, everyone has off days, but it's great to get constructive criticism when we do. Also, don't be afraid to mention it to the editor through a message, sometimes there are errors we don't catch!

While we all do have off days, if there are 'repeat offenders' they can get kicked off of the editing team. By reporting it you'll help point it out to a good editor to be more careful, but also you could help the community and Sammi become aware of a 'problem' editor who isn't doing their job.
04/16/2013
jr2012 jr2012
I don't think you should be afraid to give the editor a lower score either! I know editors try hard but it is another way they are "scored".
04/16/2013
Gary Gary
Quote:
Originally posted by Ryuson
As an editor, everyone has off days, but it's great to get constructive criticism when we do. Also, don't be afraid to mention it to the editor through a message, sometimes there are errors we don't catch!

While we all do have off ...
Exactly!
04/16/2013
Gary Gary
Quote:
Originally posted by jr2012
I don't think you should be afraid to give the editor a lower score either! I know editors try hard but it is another way they are "scored".
I agree, but I do think people on the site tend over-rate things. And you are right, the rating should be helpful to you, not something to be offended over. Your score helps you gauge your own abilities and standings. Everyone is at a different place and scoring lower just gives you an honest idea of where you are.
04/16/2013
Cinnyree Cinnyree
i'm glad I read this. I didn't know who to address.
04/16/2013
raffi raffi
Thanks for the answers!

I was the first person to leave feedback via vote, and I voted "poor" - felt kinda bad to do it but, it is what it is.

One or two little things and I might not have even noticed, but it was several. I won't name names on an open forum, I wouldn't want someone embarrassed or angry since it's negative feedback - but I will email Sammi and send the link to the review.

Also, I've had some amazing editors on my reviews - one of which I had for several reviews, and although there were only 4 little changes (commas and a word that flowed with the sentence better) - he put it in the notes. "Changed x to y, added comma second sentence third paragraph." So, that was an indication to me that yes he read it, fixed it, and specifically what. (PS - the awesome editor is quackbuster)
04/16/2013
Fyreflye Fyreflye
Quote:
Originally posted by raffi
So, I read reviews just about daily - at least a few anyways. Once in a while I'll notice a word spelled incorrectly or maybe not used in context or not capitalized when it should have been. However, typically it's one mistake overseen on ...
I have had the same experience very recently. This person was an advanced reviewer with a descent rating, as well as the editor. There were way too many mistakes! I know I make a few, I admit. I rely on the constructive criticism of our editors to let me know if I need revision, which has happened once, I think. I don't know what I was thinking on that one either, but I was in the Mentor program and the MENTOR thought I could do better and I made revisions to suit her needs and graduated. Editors are a little more lenient because Mentors are here to teach and improve, while editors correct a COUPLE of errors. I DID give a negative vote on the editor and voted on the contributor accordingly with the information and experience provided and the errors combined. I DID NOT know that I would need to email Sammi about it. I thought that was the purpose of voting on the review and the editor. However, I will email her from this point on when I see delinquent or outright shotty and lazy editing.
04/16/2013
Sammi Sammi
Off days do happen, but please let me know when you run across reviews with errors! Either an on-site message or email (sammi@edenfantasys. com) with a link to the review is all you need to send, and that way I can check on the editing that's been done and contact the editor.
04/16/2013
bog bog
Great question! I ran into this recently as well. I'll send a heads-up to Sammi next time.
04/17/2013
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