what's an editor?

Subject: what's an editor?
From: Jan Boomsliter <boom -at- CADENCE -dot- COM>
Date: Fri, 10 Feb 1995 11:26:53 -0800

An editor who is not a writer? How can that be?

If one is not a writer, how can one possibly assist the writer and the
writing process? I submit that the function you are describing is not


Many editors are not writers and not at all creative. I had one like that
some years ago when I was on the staff of a large outfit. She could
identify problems, but did not know how to fix them. So we made a deal:
She would mark up the copy with her queries and comments, and pass it
back to me for repairs.

It worked out very well. Is that a model for anyone?

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