If you’ve ever spent time as an editor, you likely have plenty of ways for freelance writers to get on your bad side. But before you start adding to the comments, let’s be fair. There are plenty of things magazine and newspaper staffers do to damage the writer-editor relationship, as well.
Case in point? Not responding to emails.
“We know that editors are incredibly busy, but take the time to let freelancers know that you got their stuff,” suggests Apryl Motley, a Maryland-based communications consultant. “When we don’t hear from you, we figure it’s a done deal, and we’re on to the next assignment. Then, you email us all out of the blue with queries and requests for additional copy.”
Not a good look. Get more tips on how to correctly manage the relationship in mediabistro.com’s 4 Things Editors Do To Drive Freelancers Nuts.