Nothing draws in readers like a well-written piece. If you’re not a great writer already, take a few writing classes and learn where you can improve. Familiarize yourself with AP Style and The Elements of Style (Strunk and White). Write clearly and concisely, and don’t try to stuff your writing with fluffy words that don’t mean anything.
To get better at writing, write daily. If you can, share your drafts with others in your field for feedback. The less work an editor has to do in order to get your piece into publishable form, the more likely they are to accept it.
Contributor: Whitney Meers from concreteblondeconsulting.com