Quote Originally Posted by sthrnwriter
Maybe I wasn't clear enough. I was talking about if you like make a mistake like setting the margins wrong or something like that without noticing it before submitting it. I always try to do it their way but sometimes I overlook something.
Editors aren't that picky. When they say follow the guidelines, they really mean don't do anything stupid, such as single space, or type on both sides of the paper, or use a weird font.