7. Don’t be a diva.
Only we are allowed to be divas. So please don’t freak out if we make edits or add a comma. We’re just doing our jobs. Also, for most of us, our editorial philosophy is Do no harm. We’ve been (or are) writers, and we know what it’s like to have a bad editor take your brilliant text, so carefully constructed like a Fabergé egg, and shove it in his pocket, where it’s crushed by a mini bottle of gin and shabbily reassembled with a hot glue gun. Most of us will send you galleys after the story is edited, so you can let us know if we’ve screwed up.