A very good assessment of the author/editor relationship, to which I will add that this is truly a “relationship” and should never be a battle between the two parties. A relationship that should ultimately produce the best book possible. Period!
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Recently, I heard of an author who put their editor through a word mill with a flurry of emails and argumentative assaults, grinding them into tiny pieces, nearly to the point that the editor began to wonder why they took on this particular author in the first place. It made me think through the delicate relationship between an editor and writer, and the unheralded art of editing. The colossal ego that communicates in such a controlling fashion may put so much pressure on their words they dull the fine point of their pen. What does that mean? I believe they fail to create that thin line of clarity, of defining well-written words from a sharp tip that makes each word they write so clear they each stand out and sing.
Few authors can write something so perfect that there are…
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