Thursday, July 29, 2010

Editing for Writers

A lot of people (read: everyone but the teacher and me) in my Creative writing class have a utilitarian view of editors at best. I thought up this in response:

To writers who think it's an editor's job to worry about syntax or grammar or spelling or whatever, I would ask them if they were an actor, how would they treat their makeup artists? An editor, like a makeup artist, can make you look very good or very foolish. Be nice to your editors.

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