I was mulling over if I should submit an article to an editor, an editor and a publisher I had been giving second thoughts to. I was thinking this as I saw how the editor had done a splendid job on one of my articles I wrote for them several years ago.
There was something the editor said about the article itself that has put me off from going back–I was not a happy chappy about it. So, this is why I wouldn’t submit the new article, the reason being I was not a happy chappy before, and I doubt I will be a happy chappy about dealing with them now. Because of what was said about my article.
Maybe I’m being picky. But editors should value the article they publish in a manner of words, and not put a shadow of a doubt on it. When they tell me it follows my “train of thought and opinion” and that’s why the article isn’t reporting. But I had interviewed several people giving their thoughts and opinion. So, their view of my work is just ridiculous.
Valley of decision over. Matter settled.
In other words, to me, the warning signs are there, which may be a lesson for any writer dealing with their editors. If you’re not happy with their service, leave, because one may be recycling the whole syndrome again, that one won’t be a happy chappy there ever again.