Isaac Asimov had Gardner Dozois. Robert Louis Stevenson had Fanny Osbourne. Stephen King had Michael Garrett and many others.
- There’s nothing like a good one.
- They remedy structure and grammar. But they do so much more.
- They elevate the work. They ground the story. They create.
Editing as an art form is well-established and respected in the publishing world. Whether you are reading a novel, biography, long-form journalism or nonfiction, you have an editor to thank for the privilege.
More awards should be given to editors.
Every business that publishes any kind of content should invest in good editors.
The benefits far out way the costs.
The costs extend far beyond payroll.