Check out Meg Dowell’s piece to learn more, readers:
I’m an Editor. Here are 10 Things I Really Need Writers Know Know.
1. Editors are not spell-checkers. Many editors proofread copy, but really don’t appreciate it when you’ve very obviously submitted your first draft.
2. Editors don’t always have time to give you detailed feedback. It’s nothing personal. We just have a lot to do and never enough time to do it all.
3. If you’ve ever gotten a short, seemingly cold response from an editor, it was probably the 20th one they sent that day and they really just wanted to log off and eat tacos. Again, nothing personal.