Go Back   Literotica Discussion Board > Main Literotica Forums > Editor's Forum

Reply
 
Thread Tools

Old 05-16-2017, 01:41 PM   #1
SFCTaleSpinner
Virgin
 
SFCTaleSpinner is offline
Join Date: Feb 2014
Posts: 23
How long do you give an editor?

I seem to have lost contact with my editor. It's been nearly 4 weeks since I sent her my story. I sent her an email 3 days ago asking (politely) for a progress report, but I haven't heard anything back.

How long should I wait before I think about going elsewhere for editing, or just publishing the story as-is?

I hate to think that she's actually gone to the trouble to edit my story, only for all that effort to be wasted because I published without waiting for her response.
  Reply With Quote

Old 05-16-2017, 02:07 PM   #2
hylas_
Literotica Guru
 
hylas_'s Avatar
 
hylas_ is offline
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Europe
Posts: 646
If an editor doesn't answer to your email, it's time to move on.
__________________
  Reply With Quote

Old 05-16-2017, 02:25 PM   #3
sr71plt
Literotica Guru
 
sr71plt's Avatar
 
sr71plt is offline
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Mid-Atlantic, USA
Posts: 50,855
In addition, work out estimated time for everything up front and if the editor doesn't meet those or message about why not, don't give it too long before considering that a dead link and moving on.
__________________
______________________
  Reply With Quote

Old 05-17-2017, 11:52 PM   #4
kisandra
Experienced
 
kisandra is offline
Join Date: May 2017
Location: Australia
Posts: 57
Quote:
Originally Posted by SFCTaleSpinner View Post
I seem to have lost contact with my editor. It's been nearly 4 weeks since I sent her my story. I sent her an email 3 days ago asking (politely) for a progress report, but I haven't heard anything back.

How long should I wait before I think about going elsewhere for editing, or just publishing the story as-is?

I hate to think that she's actually gone to the trouble to edit my story, only for all that effort to be wasted because I published without waiting for her response.
I've had that experience. I emailed one and didn't hear back for 3 days, because I had a rejection. So I emailed another, but put my story in anyway because I was confident it would be ok. (I panicked)

Then I heard back from the second one! And I had put my story in, but she wasn't fussed about it at all! I'm now working with her on other stuff...
__________________
Eroticism: the condition of being sexually aroused or excited
Some light erotica
https://www.literotica.com/s/kirsten...le-crazy-ch-01
  Reply With Quote

Old 06-07-2017, 12:18 AM   #5
ImmanuelMal
Experienced
 
ImmanuelMal is offline
Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 34
This site is nothing but flakes that I can tell, if you don't hear from the "editor", you never will, you probably won't find anyone else either so crack open that thesaurus.
  Reply With Quote

Old 06-07-2017, 01:00 AM   #6
Mymantoy999
Virgin
 
Mymantoy999 is offline
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Atlanta, Ga
Posts: 11
I think "this site is nothing but flakes" is a bit harsh. Some really do want to help but don't realize what it takes. But yes, if the editor can't complete the work as promised they should stay at least contact the author and let them know. Personally, I have a 12/12/24/72 schedule that I work with. 12 hours or less to respond to a request from an author wanting me to edit. When sent to me, 12 hours or less to notify author that I do in fact have the submission and will look at it within 24 hours or less. And finally 72 or less to get the finished product back to the author. Which is basically a 5 day plan of action from start to finish. So far the longest I have taken from request to finished product has been 36 hours.
  Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:40 PM.

Copyright 1998-2013 Literotica Online. Literotica is a registered trademark.