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General complaints / Re: Hot Season Complain
« Last post by Charles11 on November 21, 2017, 10:06:48 AM »
I agree with you  >:( >:( >:(
General complaints / Hot Season Complain
« Last post by Wanyonyi on November 20, 2017, 03:17:00 AM »

The new Hot Season has already started but it seems I am going to miss it!
I am sad to say that unlike the past 5 years I have worked with, I have only been able to be assigned only one order and the November Hot Season is almost over. There are many new orders each day, but I have been placing so many bids each day but I am rarely considered. Kindly assist me, am getting discouraged.

Your suggestions about this forum / Re: Editing
« Last post by Penny on November 18, 2017, 01:48:48 PM »
Anyone who posts basically invites responses, and anyone who cares to respond to a post is entitled to. That's the point of open discussion. If you can only tolerate agreement and support with your views and statements and are unwilling to be sufficiently open minded to perhaps learn for others' perspectives, then you'd best start your own blog somewhere so you can censor anyone not lauding and praising you.
« Last post by Penny on November 15, 2017, 01:11:31 PM »
Can you please look into #212311327 ? It is at 27 days and was already acknowledged in a message as not my fault, yet I have received no payment. Thank you
Your suggestions about this forum / Re: Editing
« Last post by cantona on October 17, 2017, 04:45:29 AM »
Penny; this is not the forum to identify grammar mistakes in what we post. If you are an editor you can do that elsewhere. Moreover, if this post does not affect you, I would rather you just reserve your comments; I certainly do not need you to tell me that my writing is in dire need of editing. My concern is to air my views about editing and identify the various flaws associated with the exercise because it negatively affects me.
Your suggestions about this forum / Re: Editing
« Last post by Pett on October 13, 2017, 07:07:54 AM »
I have been passively reading this thread and never really understood what the uproar was about. That changed today when I received a copy of my "edited" paper which I must say is a mockery to all professional writers. The "editor" - I put this in quotes because this is the sloppiest editing I have ever seen - had the audacity to actually use MS Word synonyms to change words here and there to justify their pay. Changing words like decrease to diminish, affects to impacts etc. That's not all, it gets worse.

The "editor" went ahead to change technical terminology such as outputs to ultimate products, less labor to "less amount of labor" (LOL) and some weird changes that are too trivial to describe. The number of words was also required and after "editing", the "editor" did not bother to update this count. What I find hilarious is  the message from the editors department, "This is to inform that your paper was amended by a professional editor, and the final version was forwarded to the customer." A professional editor would be familiar with the jargon. A professional editor would not need to use synonyms. A professional editor would Know that changing a couple of words would change the entire meaning of a sentence. The "editor" did not add any value to the paper and in fact utterly debased its arguments and violated my work.

Is there any need to proofread our work if someone else will just swoop in to "edit" it? Wouldn't it be more reasonable to submit draft copies so that such editors do some actual work?

I propose that customers should be presented with blinded copies both the original and edited paper. If a customer selects the original paper the editor is not compensated. If the customer goes for the edited version then the editor can take their 10% cut. This will go a long way in stymieing the rent-seeking behavior that is apparently rife in the editing program and ultimately the company will get know the writers and editors that are actually good at their job!

I have written to the editing department about my concerns with the order and will update this post on how this issue is addressed.


The Editors supervisor has since been in touch and thankfully restored my bid. I would encourage writers who find their papers needlessly edited to get in touch with the editing department, it is clear valid cases are resolved without too much hassle. Shoddy editing is one way a competent writer can lose a good number return customers so try your best not to stamp your writer ID on a grossly over-edited wreck of a paper.
Your suggestions about this forum / Re: Editing
« Last post by swawire on October 03, 2017, 03:00:34 PM »
I have never understood why, after an order has been edited and placed on revision, it should not be assigned to the earlier editor. You complete an order, the editor assigns himself 20%, the support team places it on revision for whatever reason and you complete it, another editor takes it and assigns himself 20%. If the client places the order on revision, another editor assigns himself a cut of the money. The writer might end up with $3 per page! What makes it worse is that none of these editors has improved the content. Simple, let one editor work on an order from start to the end.

PS: no one is against editing. The process is the issue.   
Your suggestions about this forum / Re: Editing
« Last post by Penny on September 13, 2017, 03:18:40 PM »
I mean no offense and make these comments strictly as a realistic, objective response.

I've never been subject to "editing" so am not familiar with what the process entails or the fees/charges are, but if your writing in these remarks, Cantona, is representative of your usual submissions, then, yes, your work is in dire need of editing. In the few sentences of your original and subsequent posts, numerous glaring errors in mechanics, spelling, and grammar are evident. I would suggest that your complaint would be more credible if, in fact, written in a manner at least fully literate.

Not having seen an original and an edited paper for comparison, I cannot remark on the perceived merits of the editing process, but any client receiving a paper with the types of errors you’ve made herein should rightfully be outraged. The editors’ corrections, in other words, may be more legitimate than you’ve yet recognized, so you may want to re-evaluate and learn going forward.
Sharing writing experience / Re: Advice Needed for MsWord Function
« Last post by Penny on September 13, 2017, 02:18:53 PM »
Be sure to look at reveal codes so you can see section breaks and check if you have linked or unlinked headers/footers from different sections. If you use double columns, Word will create section breaks before and after that piece and can mess up your page numbers. Also of course, if you make section breaks for front matter page numbering and for APA formate to omit "Running head" on the body pages. Sometimes tables, figures, and so on can cause such problems also. Section breaks are often the culprit, but not seeing your file, hard to tell really. You can google and query MS Word sites for answers also.
Your suggestions about this forum / Re: Editing
« Last post by Pitchez on September 13, 2017, 06:27:13 AM »
well put....It is time someone took these complains with all the seriousness they require. The so called editors are making  working here so uncomfortable. Some do not even know the difference between "common knowledge" and "information in public domain" and what plagiarism really is. A big percentage of editing is quite unnecessary but they just do it to claim a bigger percentage from our bids.
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