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What Editors Really Want From Writers

Advice on mastering the writer-editor relationship

- May 1, 2014
Stereotype would have us believe magazine and Web editors sip black coffee while smirking at the rookie pitches that flood their inboxes. Oh, and that their sense of style is far superior to that of us lowly writers (which isn't difficult because we're all wearing sweatpants stained with peanut butter and our own tears). Although I am indeed wearing my jammies at the time of this writing, the stereotype about editors isn't nearly as true. Editors, though busy, want their writers to succeed. The relationship is symbiotic. Without writers, editors don't have content ...

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