Monday, October 29, 2007

A good read for editors

Chris Clarke tackles the topic of editing. If you edit others' writing, are you editing for the sake of editing, or are you editing to do honor to the writing and to the writer's voice? Food for thought.

1 comment:

B.E.C.K. said...

This is something I think of often. My clients include grad students, novelists, corporations and an Olympic gold medalist who writes sports manuals. Each type of project requires a different type of editing, I find. Things get tricky when a writer wants feedback from me and I have to tell him/her that their overall work needs a lot of restructuring and workshopping. Few writers want to hear that.