The Managing Editor Show
Making your words not suck.


If you have ever been accepted or rejected for publication someplace other than your site, or you'd like to give that sort of thing a try, this irreverent but essential podcast is for you.


Welcome to the Managing Editor Show. Every Tuesday morning we jump into your earbuds to talk the down and dirty on all things writing, editing, and content from the perspective of the guardians of the publishing galaxy—the folks who approve your submissions and make your words not suck. Here's your host...



EP022: 4 Quick Editing Hacks You Can Win With Today

It’s no secret that most people suck at writing. And I mean SUCKKKKK. This season I aim to tackle this problem by sharing writing tips, tricks, and hacks to get your content out of the trash and into production. It all starts with editing the crap out of your draft (literally). Chopping out 15% of your content will go a long way towards cutting the shit and making your words (those that are left, anyway) shine like a diamond in the rough. It doesn’t stop there, though! Checking your voice, making actual sentences (surprisingly hard for some people), and reading to your cat are just a few of my favorite editor things.



  • Sapient - Universal Diorama Redux
  • Maurice Ravel - String Quartet in F Major (Assez vif – très rythmé)
Jess Ostroff