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Old 05-16-2017, 12:41 PM   #1
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How long do you give an editor?

I seem to have lost contact with my editor. It's been nearly 4 weeks since I sent her my story. I sent her an email 3 days ago asking (politely) for a progress report, but I haven't heard anything back.

How long should I wait before I think about going elsewhere for editing, or just publishing the story as-is?

I hate to think that she's actually gone to the trouble to edit my story, only for all that effort to be wasted because I published without waiting for her response.
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Old 05-16-2017, 01:07 PM   #2
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If an editor doesn't answer to your email, it's time to move on.
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Old 05-16-2017, 01:25 PM   #3
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In addition, work out estimated time for everything up front and if the editor doesn't meet those or message about why not, don't give it too long before considering that a dead link and moving on.
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I seem to have lost contact with my editor. It's been nearly 4 weeks since I sent her my story. I sent her an email 3 days ago asking (politely) for a progress report, but I haven't heard anything back.

How long should I wait before I think about going elsewhere for editing, or just publishing the story as-is?

I hate to think that she's actually gone to the trouble to edit my story, only for all that effort to be wasted because I published without waiting for her response.
I've had that experience. I emailed one and didn't hear back for 3 days, because I had a rejection. So I emailed another, but put my story in anyway because I was confident it would be ok. (I panicked)

Then I heard back from the second one! And I had put my story in, but she wasn't fussed about it at all! I'm now working with her on other stuff...
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