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Are you a writer looking to improve? Are your editing skills formidable? This group may be the group for you. Writers-and-Editors is a group for deviants of all ages who want to improve their writing and editing skills. All lovers of literature are welcome!

There is a focus on giving (not only receiving) critique.
Founded 5 Years ago
Jun 14, 2011


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625 Members
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House Rules

The purpose of Writers-and-Editors is to encourage writers through friendly critique.

:bookdiva: Joining :bookdiva:

:bulletblue:There are no requirements for joining. We are not elitists; beginning writers are also welcome. You don't have to be a writer—editors, people with OCs, readers etc. are all welcome. Member requests are automatically approved!

:bookdiva: Submitting :bookdiva:

:bulletblue: This group is friendly for all ages. Mature content goes in the mature content folder! It does not have to be labeled as mature to count. We can't have any unlabeled mind-scarring material for innocent young deviants to read. Mature content includes (but is not limited to) profanity, blood, gore, and sexual themes. We may move deviations ourselves. If the folder gets flooded, don't worry. That's my job. I'll make subcategories.

:bulletblue: Currently, religious content is allowed PROVIDED THAT it is not overly offensive to people of any religious or ethnic group. Deviations that are considered offensive will be removed from the gallery.

:bulletblue: Currently there are no submission limits.

:bulletblue: You cannot submit to the featured gallery. We will move things there if we wish to highlight them. No deviations with mature content will be submitted to the featured folder

:bulletblue: Please read the folder descriptions in the gallery and submit to the correct folder. If you accidentally submit to the wrong folder, please tell us and we'll move it.

:bookdiva: Critique :bookdiva:

If you are looking for a critic or wish to be one, please comment on this blog entry!

:bulletblue: Please be polite and mature when critiquing others' works. Remember, a good critic provides just enough suggestions to help the writer improve, and just enough praise to help their confidence grow! Here is a helpful resource.

:bulletblue: Please do not overreact to critique! Receiving critique is one of the best ways to improve your writing. If you don't want suggestions on improving your work, don't submit it here.

:bulletblue: Admins are improving too! We enjoy getting critiques on all our deviations here. We're not going to ban you if you point out that we used an adjective where an adverb belongs.

:bookdiva: General Conduct :bookdiva:

:bulletblue: Critiquing is encouraged. Being mean, rude, biased, offensive or a general :trollface: is not. You will be warned for offensive conduct. If it continues, we may block you from the group.

:bulletblue: Please critique or comment on submitted works! The goal of Writers-and-Editors is to help each other improve.

:bulletblue: If you are having a group-related issue, please note us. If your problem involves people breaking the etiquette policy, a bug within dA itself, or something that you don't think a W-and-E admin could solve, please contact the help desk.



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Hello, everyone! Long time no see.

I think we are all aware of how long it's been since we have begun the critic system here at :iconwriters-and-editors:, and hopefully it's been a success to both the volunteer critics and writers. :) But we believe here that there is always room for improvement, and so we are planning on reorganizing the critic system here not only to make it clearer but also easier and more interactive than before. We have some ideas and plans on how to accomplish this, but what we would also like is to involve your input as well since you guys are the ones being affected by these changes. :)

If you have participated in the critic system as either a critic or a writer, or even if you've seen the list-----> writers-and-editors.deviantart… , please send the group or myself (u-fido-u) a note or comment on this journal.

Please do NOT mention how many critiques you have asked for.  We do not want any specific critics pointed out in this survey. However, we would like honest feedback on your experiences both positive and negative, so please message us if you feel uncomfortable posting your thoughts on this journal.

1) How was the process of finding a critic? Was it easy?  Did the critic respond quickly?  Was it a formal or informal exchange?

2) Did you feel that the critic gave you an honest, well-rounded critique? Did it include negative and positive feedback?  Was it balanced or unfair?  Was it professionally given or did it feel sloppy and careless?

3) Do you feel that you learned from the critique?  Will you request more in the future through the list we have set up?

4) Any improvements you would like to suggest in the list. We are planning on adding sections to place one or multiple critics so writers can scroll and find critics in a more efficient manner. Any suggestions on genres we should include?

5) Any other commentary on your experience?

:bulletred:We will be messaging our current critics soon to see who is still active or not and also on updating the system. :bulletred:

As always, thank you so much for your input, and we really appreciate all the great volunteers who have aided us in this critic program. Have a wonderful day!
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To become a critic or find out what this is, please see our blog entry!





We welcome affiliations with all related groups! This includes writing groups, critique groups, editing groups, and character-related groups.

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AnUnfoldedPaperTiger Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2015  Student Writer
Hey, does anyone here offering editing services? I'm looking for someone to assist me in perfect the first part in a multi-part story of mine that I haven't posted yet.
u-fido-u Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
As of now, we do not have any editing service specifically with our group, but we do have a critic list here writers-and-editors.deviantart… . It is a list of every volunteer and his or her preference in writing types or styles. 
I'm sorry we don't have anything further, but I hope this comes to assistance. :) We are currently hoping to revamp the system sooner to be more accessible for our members. 
Thank you, and have a wonderful day!
Makaras00 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2015
Hi. Still looking for an editor?
AnUnfoldedPaperTiger Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2015  Student Writer
Yes, though I'd like to know what experience you have.
creationtakesun Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello, I do a link about your group here :

have a nice day.
V-Oblivion Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello, I wanted to ask if by any chance anyone here knows where I can found a group about editting, as in writing edition, sorry.

Is just that I been looking all over DA and I haven't had any luc so far.

Thank you for your time.
u-fido-u Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Please look to this journal for a link of critics who volunteered to edit (we specialize in editing for written pieces). They have a list of subject areas they do and don't critique. 

However, please do not mind if it is outdated. We are in the process of editing the critic function of this group to better serve it's members.
Thank you for visiting. And have a wonderful day!
V-Oblivion Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thnk you for your help, I spammed asked for help to those I hope can help me.

WIsh you luck with the group!
VDupLEX Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Guys! Guys, I need some help, please, if you can.
I need someone to check my stuff paying attention to my language mostly. To be honest, my English sucks XD
In my mother language it sounds not so bad, at least that's what I was told. So, please, if there's any hero to not die after reading my kindaGrammar... :heart:
u-fido-u Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Please look to this journal for a link of critics who volunteered to edit. They have a list of subject areas they do and don't critique. 

However, please do not mind if it is outdated. We are in the process of editing the critic function of this group to better serve it's members.
Thank you for visiting. And have a wonderful day!
VDupLEX Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks a bunch! (:
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ReishaTerrin Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Is there anyone here who could help with creative writing/editing? 

I'm not the best of writers, but i like to think that I've gotten a little better since i started posting my work. I'm not really looking for a Critic, though i'm open to Criticism if it's positive. I've posted some fanfictions, however i'm no overly concerned about those, (i'm going back and rewriting them slowly), but i am concerned about a new collab-RP- Story i want to post. 

Is there anyone here who could possibly help me? 

Thank you.
u-fido-u Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You can check out our journal here:  writers-and-editors.deviantart… that has a list of people who'll critique. It has not been updated in a little while, so let us know if anything is up by note.

Unfortunately, the thing with editing is it is a two-way street, and we do encourage constructive criticism instead of asked-for compliments or slamming as both positive and negative (but well-informed) feedback brings a full opinion on something. As such, if you only want positive feedback, I'm not sure what exactly you're hoping to gain from our critics if you are not open to both. :/ I am sorry for the inconvenience there. 

Also, any sort of genre is open to be posted, so feel free to submit to our group. :)  Have a wonderful day!
ReishaTerrin Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you. I'll check it out. 

Though, when i say positive feedback i only mean nothing rude. Lol. Such as someone telling off or telling me how horrible my writing efforts are. 
u-fido-u Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Ahaha I understand. :) And that is severely against what our critic service is all about. 

I hope you have a wonderful day! 
Hina365 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2013  Student General Artist

I would like some Criticism and feedback for my Naruto fanfictions. They are Hinata couples and Ino couples :) I'm a romance writer with some humour or drama so if not don't look. I don't know what to put but here is my fanfiction profile with the stories.  or you can just note me on here thank your for your time :)


u-fido-u Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Please contact our critic volunteers here in the following journal link. Each person has listed what they will and will not critique along with ways to contact them. If you have any more questions, please let me know.

Hope this helps!

DryBonesReborn Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
If you didn't want to post your art up on da, could you send a link to a private betatester in :) Just curious.
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