The Eleventh Time-Saving Tip:
… make all trivial decisions as soon as possible and keep all vital decisions as late as possible. The magazine, on paper and on digital, is now ‘plastic’ until it is fixed. (124)
This advice certainly applies to magazine editing, but also to editing in general. Editors need to think carefully about how to use our limited resource of time, particularly today, when digital workflows and leaner staffing mean that we have to work smarter than we did in the past.
Source: David Stam and Andrew Scott, Inside Magazine Publishing (London and New York: Routledge, 2014).