How to Wrestle Out of a Deadline Death Pile

Are you forever the rescue editor? How did you work your way to more reasonable deadlines? I’ve been working to get myself out of the “lifesaving role” for years because the panic and chaos is exhausting; and I rarely get to do my best work or get a product that everyone is proud of (because they’re all rushed and stressed). Today, in my How To column at, we look at some ways to get out of the life-saving role and into a more reasonable schedule.Link to my columns on

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