I have a website where I would like to offer users the ability to edit the public facing data. However, after the data is edited I need to place the model in que for review. If edits are acceptable then the new version will become public facing.
Is the Paper Trail gem the right approach for this?
Yeah, it's definitely designed for that purpose. You may need to figure out if you can make sure that the new edits don't go live immediately and can get marked as "to be reviewed". I'd give a shot, but I'd also say it isn't too hard to build your own if you find that doesn't meet your needs or it's inefficient for what you want.