"Most editors don’t have much of that particular commodity. If you want to do business as a writer, show editors that you know what being a pro is all about. Follow guidelines. Submit polished manuscripts. If you have a question to ask, ask it. If you have a project to propose, do it in a businesslike manner. But don’t expect an editor to drop everything each time you call or e-mail, and don’t expect that you’re going to be best buddies with everyone in the business."