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Subject:Re: Careen Path From:Don Smith <dsmith -at- ACCESSBEYOND -dot- COM> Date:Mon, 3 Feb 1997 11:31:25 EST
I am *not* implying that editor is somehow less that a writer. I think
that they are different people, with different training. Both
basically "know" the same things, but have different aptitudes and
druthers. Most editors I have worked with though they were the
I thank Benny for his invention of bifocals, but he wasn't to smart
with electricity. (Most of us don't fly kites in electrical storm,
with keys tied on the kite string to boot!)
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Subject: Re: Re: Careen Path
Author: robert -at- plamondon -dot- com (Robert Plamondon) at INTERNET
Date: 2/3/97 7:11 AM
> Bob, I for one do not believe that writers are "Editors". I know that
> most of us are hired with that title, but any good writer I know would
> not consider being an editor. Perhaps (though I don't know) editors
> don't want to be writers. The exceptions are those that you mention in
> you post. Of course, being the owners does make a difference!
Benjamin Franklin, Edgar Alan Poe, and H.L. Mencken found it possible
to lower themselves to editing, to name just three.
Robert Plamondon, High-Tech Technical Writing, Inc.
36475 Norton Creek Road * Blodgett * Oregon * 97326
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