Good Editor Guide
ONE TOPIC that inflames freelances is professional courtesy - such issues as: pitches to which there is no response; or rejecting a freelance idea which is then, as if by magic, developed by a staffer.
Freelance Organiser John Toner proposes not grousing, but drafting criteria to commend good practice. Join in on Quality Street, the email network for freelances contributing to the papers formerly known as broadsheets. Sign up by visiting www.londonfreelance.org/ qualitystreet and then share suggestions with the list. Also nominate commissioning editors who do treat you with professional courtesy, and how you feel this professional courtesy is shown.