Any reviewer who expresses rage and loathing for a novel is preposterous. He or she is like a person who has put on full armor and attacked a hot fudge sundae.
No passion in the world is equal to the passion to alter someone else's draft.
Some editors are failed writers, but so are most writers.
The road to ignorance is paved with good editors.
How often we recall with regret that Napoleon once shot at a magazine editor and missed him and killed a publisher. But we remember with charity that his intentions were good.
Honestly, I expected to get a cold reception because of my subject matter. But when editors took a look at the story I had to tell, and saw that this was not a parochial story at all, they really warmed to it
A good editor understands what you're talking and writing about and doesn't meddle too much.
There are two kinds of editors, those who correct your copy and those who say it's wonderful.
I do have a small collection of traditional SF ideas which I've never been able to sell. I'm known as a fantasy writer and neither my agent nor my editors want to risk my brand by jumping genre.
When in doubt, delete it.
I dont know how the editors are going to take it or how it may be received. But to some extent Im hoping that with the next book, when people pick it up and read it, it will scare the pants off of them.
I started to write a new editor not too long ago and had it about half done after two days.
Machines aren't replacing proofreaders at all. Copy editors, who proofread and much, much more, use spellcheck as a tool but read every word that appears in the paper
A good novel editor is invisible.
It is unsound for an independent editor to be a financial contributor to any cause which would cause any type of special pleading.
If every editor turns you down, maybe you should take a second look at your text, however, just in case.
As for collaboration - I have done a lot, 26 books, and found publishers increasingly resistive to them. It's not that the books are bad; editors won't even read them.
Deep Throat was a very unfortunate name given to the source by the managing editor of The Washington Post.
And at that point, I think my experience in covering the subject helped me. I think editors felt comfortable with the idea of me telling this story because I had demonstrated that I know this business pretty well
Always point your finger at the chest of the person with whom you are being photographed. You will appear dynamic. And no photo editor can crop you from the picture.
I was the editor of the school newspaper and in drama club and choir, so I was not a popular girl in the traditional sense, but I think I was known for being relatively scathing.
Not that I've always loved the movie when they finally come out, or if they ever come out-because many of them don't come out-but I've gotten to work with really good story editors and stuff like that.
I wanted to be an editor or a journalist, I wasn't really interested in being an entrepreneur, but I soon found I had to become an entrepreneur in order to keep my magazine going.
The difference with doing a play is that you are in control. In film you are in the hands of the director and the editor and the producer
I've been a teacher at the college level, in composition mostly, and I've been an editor on magazines.
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