Originally Posted by LaRascasse
Instead of a rating with scores and all, why not just a recommendation thread as a sticky?
If you liked your editor, put in a good word for him/her on it. If you didn't, remember how much you paid for their services and shut up.
That way, a new author looking for an editor can see the ones which have proven to be helpful to other authors.
Of course it would need to be strictly marshaled to make sure negative posts are quashed.
Just my two pence, but I think it could work.
I agree "rating" could be done this way, but it would be an honor system as to the complaint.
For instance its not an editors fault if your story doesn't get a Hot rating(unless of course there were a lot of "bad grammar" comments) or if it didn;t get a of votes.
At that point you're relying on honesty and on the net that is not always a given.
I wish there was a way to "warn" people. In fact its killing me not to mention this person's name because they really did nothing beyond what I could do already which is not much at all. They certainly should not be allowed to let people think they can make their work better.
The story in question did quite well with score and votes, but it was mother/son incest, when don't they?
My gripe is the person didn't even touch the sex scene, but gave me detailed "that was hot" praise on it so they read it. Most likely with one hand while they should have been editing. Shows right there that they're not cut out for this.