15 responses to “10 ways to make editors fall in love with your work”

  1. Tweets that mention 10 ways to make editors fall in love with your work | WordCount -- Topsy.com

    [...] This post was mentioned on Twitter by MichelleRafter, Sarah Moon. Sarah Moon said: Good tips! RT @MichelleRafter: 10 ways to make editors fall in love with your work | WordCount: http://wp.me/pEnRH-1CR #writing #freelance [...]

  2. Lindsey Donner

    Very helpful, Michelle. Interesting about the headline & deck– as someone who has played an editorial role, I liked when writers submitted them, but wasn’t aware that national publications preferred this from their querying writers. Fantastic tips to squirrel away!

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    [...] This post was mentioned on Twitter by Jesse Radonski, Grady Locklear. Grady Locklear said: Good tips #writing #PR ~10 ways to make editors fall in love with your work http://feedly.com/k/f41Ka5 (via @michellerafter) [...]

  4. Lindsey Donner

    Thanks, Michelle. (From an editing perspective, imagine a world where your writers always submitted amazing headlines!) I too get asked to write them, depending on the job.

    And though it takes more time, frankly, I appreciate the practice– nailing a headline is no simple feat and I enjoy getting feedback.

  5. Joan Lambert Bailey

    These are really helpful points. It’s good advice for someone like me just learning the ropes. Thanks!

  6. Bharti

    Maybe I’m naive and inexperienced, but what is a deck? The rest of the tips are very helpful. Thanks!

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