Nicola's pet peeves are all valid ones that I agree with. One that I've had on more than one occasion that is starting to make me clench my teeth is after reviewing, critiquing, and rejecting a project sent to me, the author replies that she kind of figured it would be rejected because she wrote it a long time ago when she first started out writing.
Which tells me, they never looked it over and reworked it before sending it to be consider for publication. That's laziness in it's highest form. When they tell me that I'm glad I rejected it, because they should have took the time to make it the best it could be, not send it off and hope the editor will rewrite it for them.
I know this sounds like I'm the b-word. But I can't believe the audacity to send anything but your best work.
This is my biggest Pet Peeve.
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