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The Essential Guide to Freelance Writing by Zachary Petit

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Chapter Eight

The Men and Women Behind the Curtain

“Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.” — Scott Adams

“Think of and look at your work as though it were done by your enemy. If you look at it to admire it, you are lost.” — Samuel Butler

“Newspaper editors are men who separate the wheat from the chaff, and then print the chaff.” — Adlai E. Stevenson

Finally: You researched a great topic and pitched it to an editor, got it accepted, and wrote it up. One last barrier remains between you and the prize of publication: submission.

A Preflight Submission Checklist

Before rocketing a tin can full of people into the clouds, pilots do something amazingly simple to reduce the daunting set of complexities before ...

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