Editing problems

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  1. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image98
    TIMETRAVELER2posted 13 months ago

    I am wondering if any of you are having problems with current edits.  All of a sudden I got more than 10 notices in my email inbox stating that articles had been edited.  However, when I checked some of them out, the edits MADE ERRORS instead of correcting them.  I have contacted the team about this, but the problem is that these are already online and going back and correcting them will take a huge amount of my time.  Some of the edits are fine, but some are simply incorrect.  Anybody else having this problem?  I wish they would stop until Robin could investigate who is doing this because while this has happened randomly in the past, it never has happened this much or been so bad.  Would really like your input.

    1. AliciaC profile image97
      AliciaCposted 13 months agoin reply to this

      Are the articles on AxleAddict? Paul made a forum announcement about this earlier today. I don’t know whether you’ve seen it yet. https://hubpages.com/community/forum/34 … ct-refresh

      1. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image98
        TIMETRAVELER2posted 13 months agoin reply to this

        Thanks so much for this link.  Yes, those are the edits I'm talking about and the workload is going to be huge. As a result my rankings will drop.  I cannot be expected to rewrite 153 articles become some editor doesn't know his/her grammar!  This really sucks.

    2. gerimcclym profile image96
      gerimcclymposted 13 months agoin reply to this

      Yes, I had this happen with an article that went through "premium editing." I contacted the editor to let him know that he had added content that was not consistent with the title of my article, and that he had made a number of grammar and spelling errors. He responded that he was still working on my article. Once he let me know he was finished, there were still a number of grammar/spelling errors and content that was not consistent with my title. I ended up rearranging my article and correcting the editor's numerous grammar and spelling errors. It was a lot of unnecessary work on my end. I would have preferred they leave my article alone. And since they "premium edited" it, the views have not gone up--at least not yet. I think it's important that we, as writers, speak up about these concerns. A writing site with low quality editors simply will not survive in the long run, especially today. I wonder if HP would be willing to hire some more of their own writers as editors? There are a number of top-notch writers on here, and I'm sure some would be glad to work as editors for HP.

      1. theraggededge profile image97
        theraggededgeposted 13 months agoin reply to this

        Geri, this is something different. The editors are just doing it with no notification beforehand, as far as I know.

        It's not just one article, it's every article on Axleaddict.

        1. gerimcclym profile image96
          gerimcclymposted 13 months agoin reply to this

          Thank you, theraggededge. But since we don't get to opt out of premium editing, it's the same essential problem: Editors are making errors on our articles. This is what TT2 addressed in her first post on this thread, titled "Editing problems." This is serious. This is a writing site.

          1. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image98
            TIMETRAVELER2posted 13 months agoin reply to this

            You are absolutely correct.  While I do think we need editors, I feel the only way to make things work well is for them to contact us with rough drafts BEFORE they post them and then work with us to do the upgrades.  By posting them immediately with all of those mistakes, they lower our rankings and our income....as well as the rankings and income for the entire site.

            1. gerimcclym profile image96
              gerimcclymposted 13 months agoin reply to this

              Absolutely, TT2. Sending us rough drafts and working with us to create a final version is an excellent solution. It was embarrassing to have my article live for about a week, riddled with errors made by the editor. (While they are "premium editing" our articles, we don't have access to them so we can't correct the editors' errors until they finish their editing--which could take weeks.)

      2. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image98
        TIMETRAVELER2posted 13 months agoin reply to this

        As far as I know, this was not a "premium edit".  It certainly was not shown to be such.  Think about how long it took you to redo your one article and multiply that times 153!

    3. EricFarmer8x profile image98
      EricFarmer8xposted 13 months agoin reply to this

      Sorry about the issue. I have read a few of your hubs in the past and they looked great.

  2. Kenna McHugh profile image90
    Kenna McHughposted 13 months ago

    Thanks for the heads up.

  3. Kenna McHugh profile image90
    Kenna McHughposted 13 months ago

    Here is the thread https://hubpages.com/community/forum/34 … ct-refresh

    I wish they'd just leave us alone and not bypass us. Working as a team is better. But...with low-grade editors is not a good thing.

  4. Kenna McHugh profile image90
    Kenna McHughposted 13 months ago

    My gut feeling is they've off-shored this task. Thus, the low grade edits. Finding valid editors is a thing of the past.

 
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