As an editor, you only submit the text when it is:
- Free of the above
- Follows instructions (Template instructions, USP, Persona).
- Flows: If you read it out loud it should be understandable without any weird sentence structures. TRY IT, it will become very clear when you can submit.
When to edit:
- Scan it: Within seconds you should be able to see if the text is good or not. Then your job is simply to fix minor spelling mistakes and mostly grammatical issues.
- More importantly edit sentences for higher readability, it should flow.
When to send back (teach):
- Instructions not followed: They have probably not understood them. Explain CLEARLY what they have misunderstood, so they don’t repeat the mistakes. Send them the link to the sample.
- Sloppy spelling: Point out that the spelling is poor and send them this link to install spellcheck.
- Grammatical: Any language has common grammatical mistakes, Google the mistake and send them a link so they can read up.
When to flag:
- The writer has not followed any of the feedback. Simply flag the text with #not improving and by checking in the reasons. We will then review it.
When to give a second chance:
- If the writer is clearly trying to improve the text based on your feedback. You might decide to edit it yourself and submit or send back with: Great job, but…
About receiving feedback from publishers:
- Always take an action on publisher’s feedback
- Fix the text according to their instructions / feedback
- Flag the task or contact us in the live chat if you don’t agree with / don’t understand the feedback explaining why you don’t agree so that we can review.