Editors Service

The Editors Service is a free service accessible from within Quoll Writer. It allows you to connect with other people to get feedback on your story, book or project. Editor Mode makes it easy to send your work to others and get their comments back. However it's important to note that it is not designed for proofreading or copy editing. Your Editors won't be able to change the text but they can highlight parts of it and add comments.

Getting started

Getting started with the Editors Service is easy.

  1. Download and install Quoll Writer.
  2. Once Quoll Writer is up and running click on the Editors icon on the header bar.
  3. Complete the simple sign up form. You only need an email address.
  4. Confirm your email address. (Remember to check your spam folder, the confirmation email will probably be there and I'd like to thank all the spammers who have made it next to impossible for legitimate services to send invites nowadays.)
  5. Invite an editor using their email address and send them your project.

It is recommended you create a separate email account when using the Editors service. You will have to give out the email address to potential editors and using your regular email address is probably not a good idea. Searching for free email in Google will give you enough results to keep you busy for a lifetime but you could start at Top 10 Free Email Services.

Terms & Conditions

Use of this service (while free) is subject to these terms & conditions. It is recommended you read them before deciding whether to use the service. The tl;dr is be respectful to each other and follow through on your promises. If you say you'll edit someone's work then try and do so.

I want to be an editor, what do I do?

First, follow the steps in the Getting started section. Then give out your email address to the author, or if you know their email address then invite them instead.

If you haven't already signed up then you will receive an invite email (check your spam folder, it's probably there).

Once you have an account just login and any invites will be displayed in your Contacts sidebar in Quoll Writer.

I'm offering paid editing services, is that ok?

Yes that's perfectly ok, there is no charge for using the service. However you must disclose your costs to authors before accepting an invite to edit their work. Failing to do so may result in you being banned from the service and your account deleted.

Security

Editor Mode uses PGP encryption, HTTPS and SSL communication to securely transfer messages between you and your editors. This is the reason, incidentally, that you have to sign up using Quoll Writer rather than the website.

See the security page for full details.

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