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What It Means to Be an Editor

It means being humble, and it means being bold.

Can you guess the single most important resource of an editor? It’s not the dictionary, the computer, or the red pen. It’s not their language skills or their knowledge of the subject or genre.

It’s the author’s trust.

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Freelance Editor • Cultural Journalist. I talk language, freelance writing, and books — in no particular order.

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Freelance Editor • Cultural Journalist. I talk language, freelance writing, and books — in no particular order.

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