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6. Have you checked and cross-referenced your facts amongst your various sources.
7. Have you decided on length of article? Have you checked length is suitable for publication you are sending it to?
Tip: Do not waste editors time by sending a 2000 word article to a publication that requires articles between 500-750 words. 8. Will you use quotes in your article? Quotes and antcedotes bring a story to life. Are quotes from a reliable source and have you double checked that quotes used are acurately recorded?
9. Do you have a good lead, middle and ending?
10. Have you proofread and edited your article to achieve best possible version through re-writing your drafts to arrive at your final version?
Have you made all corrections and necessary changes, have you checked spelling (this includes people and place names) grammar, punctuation etc?
11. If feature is to be visual - have you provided appropriate photographs, art work, line drawings, or other graphic illustrations to compliment your feature?
This increases payment amount you can expect to receive especially if you are a feature photojournalist or travel feature writer who can offer original photographic perspectives of your subject topic.
12. Have you included everything in your envelope before sending your article to publisher (including photos properly packaged) or, if magazine or newspaper excepts online submissions have you given everything a final check before hitting send button?
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