Quote of the Day

“Judgment, a good bedside manner and an ability to conjure occasional magic in the space between writer and editor is rare, but can produce treasure.”

–David Carr in the New York Times on what makes a great editor


I also love this quote from the same article:

“A great editor has a deft touch, the ability to hack and slice and make it seem like minor surgery. They channel your voice, rather than grafting theirs onto your piece. But whether it’s a book editor or a newspaper one, the greatest share this quality: They ask the right question. Genius starts with, ‘What if…?'”

Tim Egan

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