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Your suggestions about this forum / Re: Editing
« Last post by Lee on September 07, 2017, 06:04:08 AM »
I write at all levels including Masters and Phd. I thought I was the only one who felt that this editing thing is the worst idea ever. During the low season when orders are few and deadlines more flexible, it is possible to write and edit the papers without additional unnecessary editing. The trend has now become an annoyance and rip off. I raised this concern with the editing department the other day. I took one of my recently edited papers and one by one examined each piece of editorial work. Nearly the entire document was unnecessarily edited, with the so called editor ruining my work by inserting unnecessary commas and changing words to their synonyms which in fact made the paper very repetitive by using the same synonyms over and over. There was not a single correction with merit; it was a total  $10 rip off. Some of these editors don't even know what academic writing is all about because of the synonyms they choose. Recently I even had an editor change the word 'children' to 'kids', the most ridiculous editing ever! If the company insists that editors are necessary, the same  company should compensate them for making no changes instead of forcing a writer to bear the costs of such redundancy.
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Your suggestions about this forum / Re: Editing
« Last post by admin on September 05, 2017, 10:46:26 AM »
Dear Cantona,
Thank you for your question.
All academic levels (except University A ,B, Masters and PhD) should participate in this program.
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Sharing writing experience / Advice Needed for MsWord Function
« Last post by vernon on August 18, 2017, 08:06:51 AM »
On occasion I've had reason to correct something in a header which was quite easy to do. However in the process I somehow affected something to do with the page numbering system and the numbers turned out incorrectly. Then in trying to correct them I found that from page 2 onwards all subsequent numbers were 2 and I battled to get the numbers to increase on each page. Page 1 was unaffected as "different 1st page" was selected but I tried "different odd and even pages", going to "page number"/"format page numbers"/"continue from previous section" or "start at" and nothing seemed to help! In the end once I had done all I could, I uploaded the paper as is with a note for someone to please set the numbering right before submitting to the customer  :-[ :'( I would appreciate a response from anyone who knows about this. Thanks.
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Your suggestions about this forum / Re: Editing
« Last post by cantona on August 18, 2017, 05:40:19 AM »
Does it mean that only college level Bs are supposed to be in this program?
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Your suggestions about this forum / Re: Editing
« Last post by admin on August 16, 2017, 09:05:34 AM »
Dear jess,
Thank you for sharing your concerns.
I understand your reaction as editing services may indeed sometimes raise questions. We welcome you to send a polite message to the Editors Dpt. asking them to clarify the particular case. Their Supervisors will review your inquiry within 1-2 business days.

Currently you are enlisted in the Editing Program since your college level is "College B" (the last date of evaluation: 2017-06-16). All writers with this college level participate in the program. At the same time, you are welcomed to send a message to the Quality Assurance Department in September asking them to reevaluate your skills. If they grant you a higher level, you will get a chance to work without the editing supervision.

We wish you a great day and many interesting papers!
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General complaints / Re: New Account Application Procedures
« Last post by Jamen on July 27, 2017, 12:22:57 PM »
Thank you for the response. I will let him know. Please have an awesome day!
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Your suggestions about this forum / Re: Editing
« Last post by cantona on July 15, 2017, 11:34:43 AM »
I completely  agree with you Cantona. Actually, they just use synonyms, interfere with sentence structures, mess with writing styles and formatting to an extent where the paper no longer makes sense, and then charge you for it!!! What is sad is that the papers that are not edited never attract negative feedback from clients as compared to the edited ones. So, what is the editor for? 

No point at all. what is interesting about it is when an edited paper is brought back for minor revision by client, the writer will make the small change then the revised paper will again be subjected to another editing. The new editor will edit the whole paper once again and correcting the changes that were made by the initial editor, further messing with the paper and charging the writer again. So the writer is responsible for paying two people whom he/she has not hired but doing work for someone else. It is like Coca-Cola hiring an employee and expecting Google to pay the wages of this employee.
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Your suggestions about this forum / Re: Editing
« Last post by Pitchez on July 14, 2017, 03:31:18 PM »
I completely  agree with you Cantona. Actually, they just use synonyms, interfere with sentence structures, mess with writing styles and formatting to an extent where the paper no longer makes sense, and then charge you for it!!! What is sad is that the papers that are not edited never attract negative feedback from clients as compared to the edited ones. So, what is the editor for? 
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Your suggestions about this forum / Editing
« Last post by cantona on July 12, 2017, 05:49:56 AM »
Why hire editors to edit a written paper by a writer and then charge a writers in order to pay the editor for merely doing a cosmetic work. This is very unfair and not ethical at all. If these editors are so good why dont they just take the whole order instead of waiting for writers to
seat whole day for the real work then make money out of their hard work through cosmetic modifications. If the company insists on having the editors then the company should pay them from their portion of the payment not from the writer's little portion. >:( :(
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General complaints / Re: New Account Application Procedures
« Last post by Eugene on July 11, 2017, 12:10:18 PM »
sorry for "late" reply, he should have waited for the new registrations and register normally
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