Words of inspiration can come in handy when you've got writer's block, or when you are trying to get your manuscript published. "Editing should be, especially in the case of old writers, a counselling rather than a collaborating task.
We've collected 10 of our favorite quotes on editing. The tendency of the writer-editor to collaborate is natural, but he should say to himself, 'How can I help this writer to say it better in his own style?
' and avoid 'How can I show him how I would write it, if it were my piece? "The best advice on writing was given to me by my first editor, Michael Korda, of Simon and Schuster, while writing my first book.
'Finish your first draft and then we'll talk,' he said.
Revision is one of the exquisite pleasures of writing." - Bernard Malamud 9. "Only kings, presidents, editors, and people with tapeworms have the right to use the editorial 'we'." - Mark Twain We hope that you've enjoyed these inspirational quotes and we understand that editing is an extensive process.
"No passion in the world is equal to the passion to alter someone else's draft." - H. If you want to expand your editing knowledge, check out Editing Camp, a comprehensive online editing program by
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This article explains phantom or one-sided comparisons, which might be the most prevalent issue of all, particularly in academic papers.
The Wandering Only In this article, we discuss what we call the wandering or misplaced "only," which, although common and usually understood in everyday casual speech, is often confusing and has no place in formal or academic writing.