November 23, 2011

"No passion in the world ...

...is equal to the passion to alter someone else's draft."
- H.G. Wells

The world of editing is one filled with hurdles, hazzards, and hephalumps.

Whether you are an Editor yourself or a Writer who uses self-editing to refine your work, I am sure you know what Mr. Wells is talking about. You feel it. The desire when you see someone else's work and know that you can do something to make it better.

For editors, I think that is both a driving force and a passion to keep in check. We must never forget that we are facilitators for the writers' voices and inspirations but we must also maintain the love for another's script which enables us to help shape it into the best it can be.

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