Adding content is one of the main purposes of this site just as important as browsing, so it should be given equal importance in the navigation. Currently a user has to search for this function in the dropdown menu, and it isn't even listed first.
If the staff do not agree that it should be in the top navigation (ie. if that area should be for browsing the site only, and edits made under the user dropdown), then this option should at least be given a big button like the logout button in the user dropdown, and be listed first. Icons can also help the user find what they are looking for by a quick visual cue, just like the main navigation.
I'm a very capable web user and I still find myself tripping over the navigation when I am trying to upload new content. I'm sure I am not the only one.
Customer support service by UserEcho