Generally I publish a new hub when it's fairly raw, to get it online, rather than waiting until it's all polished up and shiny, which could take weeks. Then I can be polishing while it's in the queue and editors are getting around to dealing with it and perhaps moving it to a niche site. I could make tens of edits and re-saves in the period after initial publishing. Presumably editors know we're in the middle of edits before they attempt any snipping before shifting an article to a niche site, however I can't remember ever getting a notification telling me to stop editing because a modification is imminent? Inevitably there could be a clash if there isn't some sort of "traffic light" system?
There is some sort of the traffic light system. Not too long ago I remember trying to login to edit one of my articles when I got a message saying that I could not do it because it was already being edited by a moderator. Once the editor begins working on it the locket until they're done. You can resume edits after that
As a retired editor of 34 years experience, I would never think of publishing a first or unedited draft. That is just lazy sloppy workmanship. I can certainly see why HP editors would object. I usually read and edit my work at least four times before I hit the publish button, and then to my horror, I normally see at least two typos, mostly punctuation, after it is published. Publishing an unedited piece of work is a no-no in my book.
I wouldn't either, but usually the initial draft is very basic. However there aren't any misspellings or grammar mistakes. It could take me a further year to asymptotically improve the article. In the meantime after publishing and within the day or so it takes them to feature it, I add more content and maybe rewrite text modules so that concepts are better expressed and not clunky. (The title of this post is a bit of a misnomer).
I get it, and I do something similar. Things look different in the published form than in the editing module. Sometimes I am too close to what I have written, and imagine that I see what I intended to write (dyslexia?). Then, once it is published, I can see the typos Mizbejabbers references.
I find myself thinking up new ideas, and adding to it over months; I think that helps keep it fresh. It takes forever for new articles to gain momentum, so publishing before it is fully baked makes sense to me.
I usually go over mine four times over 3or 4 days before publishing. Take a break from it for a day. On some, like who is the queen of Sheba and Solomon, I added stuff for a couple weeks after. But I can see adding stuff and do a little rewriting after publishing. I just don't want any glaring misspelling or grammar error or anything like that when I publish.
I love that there are so many different methods. I write it, reread it once and publish it straight away. Rarely go back to an article once published. They generally get moved to a niche site within days/couple of weeks and get the once-over by an editor at that time.
I'm editing as I write. Trying to ensure every paragraph is as good as I can get it as I go along. The changes that are made later are generally when the editors 'correct' my idiosyncratic English into US style and my double and single dashes into em-dashes.
I reckon I've changed each of my my best performing hubs hundreds of times.
by Kristin Kaldahl 3 months ago
I have 37 articles on PetHpful that are undergoing editing....AGAIN. This happens a lot. I'm expected to go into each article, read it, fix the mistakes the editors put into my articles, and repost the articles. I have other writing projects (book, book trailer) pending for my agent, and I don't...
by Anne 4 years ago
So for the last couple of weeks I have actually been studying at University.I now log into my hubpages account and some editor has made all these changes. It reads so stupid.I am furious that someone has touched and changed my hubs! HOW DARE YOU!I notice my earnings too have gone down.My email to...
by Paula 4 years ago
What are your thoughts about your hubs being eligible to be edited with Hub Pro?When we edit a profile on HubPages, when you scroll down you see an option to check yes or no to possible editing with Hub Pro. I was wondering what people think of this option, and do you recommend it?
by Sondra Rochelle 3 years ago
I have thought for some time that it would be a good idea to place edited hubs back on the feed. If they are going to be judged again, why not let them be seen again in their updated forms? This would give people more opportunities to get views (and maybe referral to social media)...
by Liz Elias 22 months ago
I have been working on edits like a mad dog the last week or two, and I am so frustrated I could spit nails!1) No matter HOW carefully I edit for grammar, lack of typos, flow, content, references, proper use of capsules, anchor text links instead of link capsules, it seems there is always a...
by Eugene Brennan 22 months ago
It would be useful if there was an option to save a published article after edits have been made, but not completed so that edits could be completed later and the tab closed. Then an "update online version" button would update the live version after completion of edits. Maybe edits...
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