This is my off the fly work around for the edit problem.
Someone writes a post. They want to edit. They contact John or Dime. We set the switch for the post back to “Draft”. They can go back into their post and republish again. Not very elegant but workable.
I tried it out already with a Dime(Contributor) Post.
What do you think?
This is presently the only way to do it, and it is the standard WordPress way. Perhaps there is a plug-in which allows Contributors to revert their own published posts back to draft status. Here is discussion of code to do this:
but I haven’t found a plug-in that allows Contributors to do this with a button or link in the post.