I'm super pleased to announce that we have eight talented editors starting Monday. Just to give the folks a heads up on what they will be up to.
- Training on curation starts Tuesday. We built a new set of tools to train people to curate. Our hope is this gives us the resources to get the really great new articles moved quickly to network sites and still curate through the existing backlog, but a little quicker.
- Basic editing follows curation. Then the group will be trained in basic editing. It's super important for our credibility to proofread and the extra clean up goes a long way. Basic editing on top of curation skills gives them the behind the scenes understanding of our tools and processes and helps keep the sites clean.
- Then on to Premium Edits. Our big goal for 2018 is to expand the coverage of Premium Edits for authors. Assisting authors in making each high traffic article great is a big part of our strategy to offer a unique set of services that no other publishing platform offers. We are at roughly 40% of visits have been premium edited. We would like to see it at 80%. We have also been testing many new treatments to help authors expand their audience. I'd like to skip forward to this, but I'm reminded there is a process:)
I'm thrilled that not only do we have talented editors joining, but they are kind motivated people that share a unique passion for writing and want to work closely with our writers to support them make the online world of content better.
Please join me in a warm welcome to them!
Welcome New Editors! I'm excited to see you come on board and participate in improving Hubpages/Maven by using your expertise to help writers such as myself to add more quality to our articles for our readers. I'm also really excited that plans are in place to help us draw more traffic to our work. Congrats on your new position!
Glad to see that more editors will be boarding the HP ship! One question: It sounds like you all will be going back over the articles already on niche sites to ferret out those with problems and possibly remove them back to the HP site. Am I correct in this assumption?
Welcome new editors!!
Welcome, new editors
Most excellent! I've started posting more content in forums, but have about nine unpublished Hubs I need to finish up. Hope the new Editors get into the groove of things quickly, and look forward to working with everyone moving forward!
Welcome new editors !
Eight fresh, clear-headed head hitters should move things along nicely.
Welcome, and best of luck.
Could we get some of those curation tools? I miss the thing which used to pop out topic suggestions. Some were silly and yet they were good for inspiration. I still have posts I wrote from that.
Anyway, I have been with Scoop.it for years. The content suggestions from curated feeds for each topic, are the main reason I stay. I find great things there which I would not have thought to look for myself. I've yet to find another source for this. I've been trying various ways to set it up myself, on my own domain. Nothing is working as well or as easily.
This is great news! I have a lot of work to do get my Hubs up to today's standards. Maybe I can get some good help.
Welcome, new editors! We look forward to you helping to make our work the best it can be
Welcome to the new editors!
That's great news! That will help speed up the move of remaining hubs to niche sites.
A hearty warm welcome to all the new editors!
This sounds like wonderful news! Welcome aboard new editors. As Glen mentioned this should speed up the process of moving old material to the niche sites more quickly. Hooray!
Nice to hear things will be speeding up and that all these improvements will be made. Sending a warm welcome to all new editors, looking forward to working with you!
Welcome to the new editors and hope all goes well with the new jobs
A big welcome to the new editors! I am grateful to see an expansion of the Premium Edits.
Great to have the new editors on board. You're all welcome to HubPages!
Welcome new editors! I look forward to working with some of you.
Awesome! Welcome, everyone.
Warm welcome to the new editors and blessings!!
Welcome new editors! We need you like California needs more rain!
Welcome editors. I look forward to working as a team, helping HP reach 80%!
I really should post a meme here.
This is a reconciliation and recovery thread. Memes might not be appropriate. Also Paul's post is so marvelously gracious, a meme could only be clumsy. I can't imagine any of those considerations will stop you, though, lol.
Just go for it...
Why do you call this a "reconciliation and recovery thread"? You lost me there.
Meanwhile, the two memes on the MVEN nuclear detonation thread were fine. HP liked the first one and even responded. As for the second, I do indeed wonder what MVEN thinks of all this.
Let's not get off topic. If I did post a meme here, it would be benign and welcoming.
I reckon people are getting over the trauma and the editors are a sign of good things to come. If you can meme it, I am sure it would be welcome. I would go for: "ain't dead yet', a realization that always cheers me up.
Reminds me of all the jobs I have had over my lifetime and what it's like to be the newbie. Always got through it just fine. Fun times in retrospect.
This is a very nice news! Eight more editors to make our content super-rich.
I welcome all of them with great pleasure.
Welcome new Editors
The new editors will rejig niche content for Maven which has a very different layout. Stand by for the new dance craze.
Welcome, new editors!!! Hopefully you can help to restore this site to its former well written glory!
This is exciting news for several reasons. Looking forward to seeing how their work results in new opportunities.
Welcome to the new editors and best of luck to you in your new positions!
Welcome and I'm sure you won't get bored here at HP. Not an easy job I reckon.
Wellcome! Good luck to us all;-)
Just out of curiosity, can I find out if the hubpro basic and then the move to a niche site of one of my hub yesterday was by one of the new editors? If yes, a big thanks to them.
Our new editors will go through a few weeks of training before they begin work on actual articles. We have a very robust training schedule for curation and editing. We are doing the curation training right now. I'm very excited about this new group. They are incredibly qualified and smart people!
Thanks for the reply Robin. Exciting times ahead I'm sure
Looking forward to good things and all the help we can get.
Why do they need to be trained in basic editing? I would think any editor that is worth hiring already understands and can perform basic editing tasks.
I hope they don't hack up our articles. I've already had a couple of instances over the years in which a HubPages editor had to reverse their changes when it was pointed out to them that they didn't understand what they were reading and the edits they made were factually incorrect.
We have a lot of process that they need to become familiar with. Of course they understand how to edit, but we want to calibrate and make sure that we are consistent and that they understand all of our systems.
Of course, they need to understand all HubPages editing tools before they start editing our articles. I stand to be corrected if the reverse is the case.
A warning to all new and existing editors:
https://hubpages.com/community/forum/14 … mark-twain
Just thought I'd give you a heads up.
I hope the editors are ready for all the complaints.
Writers are such a pretentious bunch after all
Robin has had the perfect training to handle us. She was a grade school teacher at one time.
Good heads up!
I am excited for when they are trained and can start. Faster editing is better for everybody.
Hello and welcome to the new editors!
I just updated our team page with everyone’s bio. Take a look: https://hubpages.com/about/team
Everyone is off to a great start in training. They are all talented and excited to be a part of our community!
Wow, Impressive! With a team like this, the possibilities are limitless!
Your honor/ethics is amazing. Period.
Exciting times for Hubpages! As I read this thread I have a soft voice echoing in my thoughts that sounds like "SEO Challenge, SEO Challenge, SEO Challenge" where these freshly minted curators can show their metal.
Lets face if, Google has moved well beyond just writing prowess to determine what makes a good article. Form and format matter, but with Rankbrain in play at Google there is a new "next level" of SEO happening and everyone is trying to catch up.
Example: If you state something as fact in an article, even just in passing, something like "People like to take walks on weekends" Google's system will consider that a statement of fact and will evaluate it. If it finds that people don't like to walk on Sunday's more than any other day it might find your statement as false or unsuported, no matter how innocent it was, and trust it a fraction less.
Curators today need to be mindful of so much more than just the words and the format, but the meaning as well. That is, if Google's view of articles is given much weight. I still think people need to write for people but, it is what it is, search matters too.
I'm rambling, this subject has intrigued me since I first helped the high tech company I worked for create a lotus based company wide intranet in... 1998! 20 years ago this month, wow. The net sure has changed since I launched my first site! I'm new to Hubpages after the merger news, you're onto something here, but I've been around the block and know your curation team has an exciting challenge in front of them.
This is an exciting time. Welcome new editors!
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