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Bright Hub Q&A: Answering Reader Questions

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I’ve been checking my traffic stats for this blog and I have found that most people are finding me by searching for things related to Bright Hub.  One of my first posts was an announcement that I had been made Managing Editor of their Medical Science channel.  Since there seem to be so many questions, let me give you some answers so you can all make an informed decision about whether you want to join Bright Hub.

Bright Hub Editing Time

This search has brought several readers to this blog, so why not address it here?  There is no set editing time for Bright Hub because every channel has a different managing editor, a different number of writers, and a different number of contributing editors.  My personal commitment to my writers is that all of their submissions are edited and published before midnight on the last day of any given month so that they can be paid for those articles during the same month they are submitted.  I may do one or two articles per day, or let a bunch build up in my queue and do them all in one shot.  When I first started, I was the only editor, so I was doing 40 or 50 articles at one time some days.  Now that I have four contributing editors, I am able to distribute the work evenly so editing times have been greatly reduced.

However, there are only 22 writers in my channel right now.  As we grow to an anticipated 100 writers, editing may take a few days depending on how many articles are submitted on a daily basis.  If you’re concerned about editing time in relation to payment, my suggestion is to submit articles as early as possible.  As much as I love editing, I do not like being chained to my computer at 11:59 p.m. on the last day of the month, working on the last of 50 articles that were submitted that day when only 5 articles were submitted in total for the entire month.

Bright Hub Complaints

This is another search that brings people here (my blog post on my new position is ranked #5 in the Google search results for this and the search “Bright Hub editing time”).  I can honestly say that I don’t have any complaints about Bright Hub at this time.  My e-mails are responded to in a timely manner, I have a lot of editorial oversight to do what I want to do with my channel, and everything has been running smoothly.  I am going to reserve judgment on payment until I receive my August payment, however.  I received my August compensation report on September 12, with a note that I would be paid in 7-10 business days.  That means September 25 is the 10th business day.  If I am paid by the close of business that day, I will be supremely happy.

Have a question about Bright Hub?  Feel free to ask in the comments and I will be sure to answer.

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Written by lzaykoski

September 23, 2008 at 12:53 pm

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