developmental editors

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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S1E9 – Alpha Readers and Developmental Editors

“A problem that a character can walk away from is a book a reader can walk away from.” – Unknown

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