Wednesday, April 18

Editor: (n) one who edits

Great read on Salon about the work of an editor -- so unsung, so misunderstood, so boring to try to explain to someone what it is exactly you do for a living.
So here’s to you, editors, whose names never appear on an article, who are unknown except to their peers and to the writers who owe you so much. Keep fitting those delicate pieces of wood together. Use the skill it took you years to acquire. Don’t give up and just slap the thing together. Make it light and tight and strong so that it sings. Someone is noticing. Someone is reading. Someone cares.

At least, that's what I keep telling myself.

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