This post was written to attend book writers but can be easily translated to the work many freelancers are trying to perform and it's based on the Chronicle of Higher Education writer, Lynn Worsham:

- Familiarize yourself with the types of articles that a journal publishes and only submit work appropriate for that journal.

- Pay close attention to the tone and style of work published in the journal and try to duplicate it in your own work. ...

- Placing your work in the context of articles previously published in the journal is good scholarly practice and helps make your article a better "fit" for the journal.

- Follow the journal's submission rules — exactly.

- Develop a healthy attitude toward rejection. You know from the outset that competition is fierce, so maintain a positive attitude.

Can you add something else to the list?

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