I have been an editor for years and I love the job, but now I am almost ready to edit my own work and I’m not sure how I feel about that.
All writers have to be a bit schizophrenic I think. It is a craft which requires you become not one, but two people, a writer and an editor.
The writer is the ‘you’ who provides the words, he or she is free-thinking and open-minded, working on blank pages where anything is possible and ideas can roam wild. The editor comes along afterwards and has to be someone who doesn’t care for the feelings of the writer one jot, only for the quality of the work.
He didn’t mince his words did he? But then, this is a guy who fought bulls for a hobby – his inner editor and inner writer were no doubt tough enough to slug it out with each other without too…
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