Materials writing conversations #9: Lost contracts

These are completely imaginary conversations. No characters in the convos are based on real people – I’m just bored and imagining conversations I might have with editors…

I seem to lose a lot of writing contracts. It could be down to the way I respond to publishers, but I’m not quite sure…

Publisher: We’re planning a new Aviation English series and wondered if you’d like to be part of the author team.

Me: Sure. As well as writing, will I be expected to *pilot* any of the resources…?

Publisher: Are you an experienced item writer? We’re producing a series of exam practice resources to be released in September.

Me: Hmmm. Sounds like testing times ahead.

Publisher: Do you have any experience of copy editing?

Me: Not exactly. But I guess I just do what the other editors do, right?

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