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One Editor’s View

I’m a member of the Facebook Freelance Writing Jobs Group and it’s host, Chris Anderson recently put on his editor hat and posted a rant about writers.

If you’re wondering about low pay or why you never or rarely get feedback from an editor, Chris’ post will give you a clue. It also gives you a way to make sure your submissions stand a chance.

Comment there, comment here, but do let us know what you think.

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  • Chris

    Hello All,

    Nice to see my rant has struck a chord. It was a spur of the moment thing (the grammar shows it!)

    Nice site you got here Anne.

    Cheers,

    Chris

    PS. One of these days I might actually be able to say what I’m working on! Soon, very soon.

  • admin

    Thought you folks would probably like the article.

  • Ed

    The post makes complete sense. If other industries followed the ‘low price = more jobs’ false equation used by many writers, our roads would be filled with Chinese imports and ads for Lexus or Range Rover would be a rarity. You don’t have to offer to write cheaply to get the ear of an editor. Write like YOU are paying $1 per word and editors will put you on speed-dial. Too many writers just don’t have that confidence in themselves.

  • Loved it! I’m so sick of hearing writers whine that they HAVE to lower their rates or they won’t get hired, and I’m tired of writers getting defensive when I say, per clients, “You get what you pay for” and these writers swear that plenty of good writers work for peanuts.

    Honey, if they were that good, they’d be paid appropriately.

    Also, the “following instructions” is very important. If you can’t follow instructions for something as simple as a pitch or a query, you won’t land the job.

    Great stuff.

    Devon Ellington’s last blog post..Monday, March 30, 2009

  • Interesting and true. It’s nice to see a post written by someone who has experience in both fields.

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