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post #1401 of 1428
Ditto evies_mom on the note with a typo. I hate when I see typos in my own posts. I have this thing with know and now, I obviously KNOW the difference between the two but sometimes my hands just get to typing and I miss it on an edit.
post #1402 of 1428
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Originally Posted by KoalaMama View Post
Do they still do evaluations? The only place I heard about it was on this thread. I don't recall seeing anything about a review when I joined Suite, or on the Suite forums.

So... what would you do if you read an article with a typo? Would you email the author? The editor? Ignore it? As a writer, what would you prefer someone do if they found a typo in one of your articles?

I know typos might seem like no big deal, and they certainly happen to everyone, but I hate it when I discover one in my own work. I'd rather someone point it out to me so I could fix it. It's like having spinach in your teeth... tell me, please!!

I saw a couple of errors (typographical and formatting inconsistencies) in a Suite article the other day, and it had received an editor's choice award! That kind of blew me away, as I thought those were held to pretty high standards.
Just email the author using the contact me form when you click their name. That's the easiest way. :-)

Angela <><
post #1403 of 1428
Ok, glad to know I'm not the only one that would prefer to know about a typo! I think I'll assume all writers are the same, and nicely point them out when I see them.

I think I'm going to apply to be a FW today, so I'll let you know if that brings about an evaluation!
post #1404 of 1428
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ok, glad to know i'm not the only one that would prefer to know about a typo! I think i'll assume all writers are the same, and nicely point them out when i see them.

i think i'm going to apply to be a fw today, so i'll let you know if that brings about an evaluation!
good luck!!
post #1405 of 1428
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Originally Posted by evies_mom View Post
I thought you definitely get reviewed if you requested a promotion to FW. That could have changed, I guess.

As far as typos, I always send a polite message, something to the effect of "I was surfing and found myself at this article you wrote (link). Great piece! I also thought you might like to know you have a typo..." I personally would want people to let me know about it.
Same here. If you are to-the-point and polite, I think it's fine to point out mistakes.
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Originally Posted by KoalaMama View Post
Ok, glad to know I'm not the only one that would prefer to know about a typo! I think I'll assume all writers are the same, and nicely point them out when I see them.

I think I'm going to apply to be a FW today, so I'll let you know if that brings about an evaluation!
What subject? Good luck!
post #1407 of 1428
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Melanie- I checked out your Examiner, you're doing great over there and your picture is so cute, it looks like you're laughing, the smile is so deep in your eyes, I hope everyone gets a warm impression from it
Lisa, I missed this earlier! Thanks so much for your sweet words! : I've completely neglected Examiner for the past two weeks, which is not really getting me off to the best start! But I have big plans for November, so I guess I'll hit the ground running again this weekend!

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good luck!!
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What subject? Good luck!
Thank you both! I applied for the Webmaster Resources FW position. I have about 15 years experience with web stuff, and I love the topic, so it's a pretty easy one for me to write about. Here's hoping I get the spot!

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Now for my second month (by Nov 13) I want an EC, 30 published articles, a $5 day and to hit $50 before the end of October. I'll also throw a FW position into that wish list.
Quoting myself to update on my earlier goals... My revenue for yesterday was $5.55, which put me past the $50 mark tonight! Woot! I have 26 articles, so 30 before November 13th will be a breeze. (Especially because I'm going to do the 30-in-30 challenge. Anyone else?) Now to land that FW position and find something worthy of an EC...
post #1408 of 1428
After ten articles, at least this used to be the rule, every writer is supposed to have an editorial review (with two editors going over their entire body of work) to determine whether or not they can continue writing for the site.

However, they fell WAY behind, several months if I remember correctly,and were apologizing about it.

Maybe they gave up? I got mine faster because I applied to be a FW, I haven't paid attention to policy changes since then.

As far as typos in my articles- I'd rather hear it from another Suite writer, instead of a reader, for sure.
post #1409 of 1428
Hellloooooooo. How is everyone? My daughter has been sick several days a week for two months and both kids have been in and out of the ER so I emailed my new editor to give her an update. I want to stay on as the FW but I'd understand if she needed me to step down but she thanked me for the communication and let me stay - woo. I have a list of about 15 autism-related topics brainstormed, I just need to sit down and write.
post #1410 of 1428
I'm doing the NaNo non-fiction cheat this month, so plenty of Suite articles... but I've suddenly run dry of haircare deas! I'm nearly two weeks behind now - better start thinking...

My revenues were down early this month but have been higher than usual during the last week or so. Come to think of it, my revenues always seem to dip at the start of the month. Anyone else? Why would this be?
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Thread Starter 
Smokering - I've got an idea for you. I need to know how to take care of a toddler's curly hair. My son's hair is curly and really wonderul, but I'm not to sure how to deal with it. It's often a tangled mess. The only time I really get all the snarls out is when he has a bath and I load it with conditioner. Any helpful tips for me? Could you get a whole article out of that?
post #1412 of 1428
Ok, three more for you:
How to avoid frizzy flat, thin hair?
How to prevent flat, thin hair from looking oily.
And in children (as my dd inherited my hair) how do you prevent a child's thin hair from getting huge knots - it's frizzy and seems to tie itself together spontaneously.
post #1413 of 1428
Hey y'all,

I'm taking a bit of a suite break. I got my 10 articles and now I really need to concentrate on the house stuff (we're remodeling the kitchen) and holiday stuff and my ability to multitask is just not that stellar. I might try to get an article or two in for the holiday challenge. When is the deadline on that? But other than that I'm just going to sit tight for a bit. My revenues have plummeted as predicted since Halloween. People are still reading my Where The Wild Things Are Halloween Costumes articles, though! of course the views are about 1/10 of what they were, but they're still my highest PVs on some days!! Wouldn't have predicted that!
post #1414 of 1428
I just read an article at Suite suggesting people start feeding their infants cereal at 3 mos of age. Gah. I wrote to the author suggesting she reference the current AAP advice of exclusive breastfeeding (or formula) until 6 mos of age.

From a personal standpoint, I hate the idea that someone might read this and start feeding their infant packaged rice cereal at 3 mos! From a professional standpoint, I dislike the idea that someone would associate something I write with something not well researched. (I know lots of people think this is ok, but it is not supported even in the mainstream community. And I feel someone writing on the subject should probably reference that.)
post #1415 of 1428
I keep meaning to write articles comparing the total lack of fiber & minerals in processed baby foods compared to simply giving baby mashed whole foods.

I did it for an eHow article and could have written forever

the USDA has a great resource for comparing nutrition stats
http://www.nal.usda.gov/fnic/foodcomp/search/
post #1416 of 1428
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Originally Posted by lisarussell View Post
I keep meaning to write articles comparing the total lack of fiber & minerals in processed baby foods compared to simply giving baby mashed whole foods.

I did it for an eHow article and could have written forever

the USDA has a great resource for comparing nutrition stats
http://www.nal.usda.gov/fnic/foodcomp/search/
I'd love to see that Lisa. I'm really curious how they differ. Just because they don't have additives does NOT mean they are the same as fresh food.
post #1417 of 1428
So has anyone been seeing a HUGE drop in earnings? I sure have. Maybe it's because everyone is looking for holiday stuff, and I have no holiday articles? How are you mamas faring with holiday articles?
post #1418 of 1428
Only in the last few days, but I have holiday articles. I think that people have moved past my baking and card and advent articles into real life Christmas shopping now that it's getting late to ship things.

I am dreading January and must get on some early spring-ish articles to bridge the gap before my gardening articles pick up again.

I am jazzed that I made almost $150 last month, though! That is way beyond my expectations when I started this. My next big goal is $300/month.
post #1419 of 1428
Nope! My earnings are still increasing, albeit very very very slowly. I'm making a few dollars more every month - not the huge leap I'd like to be making, but not too bad either! I have a few Christmas articles, maybe five... one is doing very well in terms of PVs, but I don't know if it's affecting my revenue much.

I've also been posting fewer articles since my NaNo non-fiction blitz, so I need to get back into it. Right now even doing my FW minimum feels like a chore. But I have a huge list of things I want to buy - bookshelves, an electric grain mill, and a holiday for next year - so I should really start putting my nose to the grindstone!
post #1420 of 1428
my daily average is down $3 a day so far this month - good thing I"m not checking every day that would be a bummer. For the first time in a very long time i dipped below $10 for a day (what, no pouting smilie?)

life is busy, life is good & thank heaven for demand studios at the moment
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