In the literary world, editors have a big job. Or at least they are supposed to. They are responsible for proofing, editing, formatting, and more. Sure, you did all the hard work when you wrote the story, but they make the story presentable. A great story can be marred by typos and other errors that attract the attention of the internet grammar police. And who is to blame when there is a typo in a story? Why, the editor of course.
Unfortunately, many editors aren’t interested in actually doing their jobs. Other editors overstep their bounds. What are the signs of a bad editor? Well, here are some that I have encountered:
1. The Copy-and-Paste Editor
These editors take the exact copy of the manuscript you sent and paste it onto their website. They don’t even bother to format the story for the web. Oftentimes, these copy and paste jobs…
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