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What Makes a Good Editor? (via Sharron’s Blog)

I write a lot about writing and publishing. I thought I should say something about editors. Then I read this, so thanks to Sharron for picking up the torch on this subject.

When I teach my writing and publishing classes, I often get students who tell me they've always wanted to become a writer. I also get students who tell me they love finding errors in books and magazines when they read them. Then they tell me they think they want to become editors. What makes a good editor? A good editor is well read in many areas. To limit one's expertise to one or two topics is to limit one's ability to edit well to those few to … Read More

via Sharron's Blog

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2 Responses

  1. Thanks for helping me spread the word on what to look for when selecting an editor.

    Of course, writing and editing and publishing are all human endeavors, so there will be mistakes made, but we can strive to avoid them and finding the right editor for your project is a good first step.

    Keep up your good work!

  2. Chazz says:

    Will try. Too many wriers are trying to get away without using an editor. They’re headed for trouble and probably years of frustration as a result.

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