Why We Need Editors

Editors do any number of things that aren’t dotting i’s, crossing t’s, and putting in the Oxford serial comma. This article is primarily about editors in traditional publishing houses–who find, develop, and suggest fixes (or in some cases do the rewrites themselves) for books that will be published by that house. Increasingly, though, as the article points out, even traditional publishing houses are not editing books. And, so, many writers are turning to editors for help. Finding those editors can be kind of like finding a good doctor or therapist or mechanic–someone who understands you and what you need. More about that in another post soon.



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