Organizing is what you do before you do something, so that when you do it, it is not all mixed up.
—A. A. Milne
A recipe for disaster is setting out to scale a mountain, but instead packing for a trip to the beach. The one question you have to be able to answer is: Do you know where you’re going?
Regardless of what other people might tell you, editorial endeavors are nearly always hard work—scaling a mountain. Although there are some types of projects that have a quick turnaround (such as news-based projects), knowing the point at which you’re starting and “packing” correctly ensures the ...