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Video: Top 5 Editor Pet Peeves From Our Founding Editor

Top 5 Editor Pet Peeves

What do writers do during the submissions process that ticks editors off? In this video, Founding Editor, Helen Scheuerer discusses some of the faux pas writers make when they submit to literary journals and publishers.

All of these details are things you need to know before you click send... The last thing you wanted is an editor who's already irritated reading your work. "

Watch the video in full here...

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What to take away from this video:

  1. Read the submission guidelines
  2. Don't feel the need to explain your piece in the email along with your submission
  3. Know how to format your work appropriately
  4. Don't be argumentative
  5. Don't be abusive

General tips on how to submit your work:

  1. Be respectful
  2. Be grateful for the editor's time and expertise
  3. Agree to disagree politely.

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2 thoughts on “Video: Top 5 Editor Pet Peeves From Our Founding Editor

  1. Every editor I’ve worked with at Writer’s Edit has been amazing 🙂 Keep up the good work, and thanks for the tips!

    1. Thanks so much for the lovely shout-out Kyla! You’re a pleasure to work with as well 🙂

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