Topic: Editing and feedback

I’m curious about the timing of your editing. Do you wait until arriving at the end of your story before editing from feedback received.  Or, do you edit as you receive feedback from other members?

Thank you, 


Re: Editing and feedback

Hi Maurene,
I always edit as the reviews come in and then edit the chapter on the site. I don't want reviewers wasting their time fixing the same typo over and over again. I also use the 'feedback applied" button to keep myself organized. And this way, if I make mistakes while editing, the next person will catch it.

Hope that helps,

Re: Editing and feedback

Hi Maureen. Welcome to the site. I try to perform minor edits as they come in. That way, reviewers see an increasingly polished chapter or short story and don't all give me the same feedback. It allows them to focus on other things besides the most obvious errors. Also, if everyone gave me the same feedback, I would later have to wade through them all, identifying the important suggestions from the duplicates. Admittedly, sometimes the reviews come at me so fast, I don't have time to keep up, although that's rare.

Some suggestions require more substantial reworking of a story, so those I may leave until a future draft. Admittedly, I spend more time than many trying to keep up, which slows down my writing pace, which is glacial at best.

I'm case you're not aware, you can "edit" chapters that you've already posted, which doesn't cost extra points, or you can "publish" newer versions of the same chapter/story by incrementing the version number and posting it using points. I use editing when I just want to update an existing chapter with minor changes, and I republish when the changes are substantial and I want my regular reviewers to rereview it. By republishing, it appears on everyone's home page once more, and they receive points for looking at it again. Simply editing it doesn't put it back on the home page and doesn't pay points if someone were to review it more than once.

Clear as mud? Hope that helps. FYI, this forum is largely unused, so feel free to post all your questions to Premium, where you'll get the most replies.