Writer, Editor, Teacher
How Editors See
When writers need perspective, editors hold out glasses. They turn on the lights. Unlike proofreaders, who scour the page for typos and spelling flaws, pulling us back to the "norm," editors adopt a more flexible focus. They peer close to consider syntax, back off to rethink structure and voice. "Try slang here," they might say. Or, "Why does the action take so long to start?"
An editor is an ideal reader—she sees the story whole.
|Lissa McLaughlin Madison, WI|