This is such a great insight into the ups and downs of being an editor for a publication. I started this journey in July and agree with all your points.

I haven't gotten the weird emails...yet. What strange requests! Btw, would you like to be my agent? lol.

Do you list that you're an editor on your LinkedIn profile? I hadn't thought to do that!

Thank you and Kelly for all your hard work! I appreciate it when editors take the time to give feedback and strengthen my work.

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