being an editor

S45E2 – The Job of a Developmental Editor

Editing should be, especially in the case of old writers, a counseling rather than a collaborating task. The tendency of the writer-editor to collaborate is natural, but he should say to himself, ‘How can I help this writer to say it better in his own style?’ and avoid ‘How can I show him how I would write it, if it were my piece?’ – James Thurber

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S45E1 – Becoming an Editor

Editors have to be vicious. They’re working for the reader, not the writer. – Brendan Wolfe

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