In order to head-off conflicts and (oftentimes worse) surprises, you must send your editors the full text of any posts that will be published in a trade magazine or site or that will be published with your job title. If you have an editor working with you at the trade publication, you should send your POLITICO editors both your draft before first review and the last edited draft before publishing. Your editors will share those drafts with others in the company and may ask you to make changes. In most cases, our edits will simply be designed to help sharpen your thoughts, but we may also have to intercede to deconflict them with the public representation of the team or the company. In an extreme case, we may have to ask you not to publish the piece.