Hey there everyone,
The cool winds are starting to blow and the leaves are changing. Fall is upon us.
Unfortunately, unlike the weather, some things never change.
Like Demand Studios shoving aside expert writers and backing up clueless CEs.
I can confirm this firsthand. It’s really getting to the point where rewrites just aren’t worth it anymore. So you have to spend your time picking out titles that aren’t ambiguous. Which is tough, especially with the state of the queues now.
Just got this in the mailbox. Details have been changed to protect the innocent.
So apparently you all are old timers from demand media.
i just started writing for them this spring, and after oDesk jobs that wanted to pay $5 an article, $25 seemed great. and i got to write in my field (sort of–lots of titles on [Underwater Basket Weaving]; my field is [Archaeology])
many of the titles totally unwriteable as i see you’ve mentioned, but the ones i did do i wanted to do well–it’s my field! i have something of a reputation, or used to.
so i’d end up spending six hours or so to get the proper referencing, never appropriate pix available in the data bank…one CE even changed an article to put in a completely erroneous “fact”
fortunately the head CE in the section knew her stuff and i was able to get it fixed, but i have consistently run into CEs who don’t have a clue. is this my bad luck or is this the norm?
had an article rejected for a totally bogus reason, appealed, still waiting, about 3 weeks later. so frustrated. thinking of quitting. saw your site and wondered what the deal was.
thanks for letting me vent.
No problem richie! We’ve been here for – this is scary – OVER THREE YEARS NOW – letting people vent.
And it looks like the queues at Demand are shrinking as well. Some folks are reporting that there’s now just a few thousand (as in 2,000 – 3,000) in some queues. A far cry from the glory days of 100,000 article queues and Demand hiring unqualified writers as quickly as they could.
Man, at this rate they’re not going to have enough money to buy demandstudiossucks.com from us. Our business plan has been shot to hell.
Anybody else having CE woes as well?