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Cigarettes and typewriters - the way publishing used to be

"It was our office archaeology that I remember the most. There was a primitive chaos to it all — the hybrid scent of tobacco and mimeograph ink, and the sounds of ringing phones, of typewriters zipping along until the warning bell pinged near the end of a line, and of the clack-clack-clack of the return handle as the carriage reset," says editor turned agent Joni Evans. In this essay, she remembers what it was like 30 years ago in publishing, including how she got her start as a "manuscript girl."



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