A good novel editor is invisible.
A very good editor is almost a collaborator.
Rides in the whirlwind and directs the storm.
An editor is someone who separates the wheat from the chaff and then prints the chaff.
Not too many people know who the editor is.
There are many more want-to-be writers out there than good editors.
An editor is the uncrowned king of an educated democracy.
An Editor becomes kind of your mother. You expect love and encouragement from an Editor.
All "little" magazines have the luxury of thinking the reader is the same person as their editors.
Every editor of newspapers pays tribute to the devil.
I suppose some editors are failed writers - but so are most writers.
The writerís job is to write while the editorís job is to worry.
Some editors are failed writers, but so are most writers.
Editors may think of themselves as dignified headwaiters in a well-run restaurant but more often they operate a snack bar and expect you to be grateful that at least they got the food to the table warm.
An editor should tell the author his writing is better than it is. Not a lot better, a little better.
There are just two people entitled to refer to themselves as "we"; one is the editor and the other is the fellow with a tapeworm
Only kings, presidents, editors, and people with tapeworms have the right to use the editorial "we."
The real literary editors have mostly been fired. Those that remain are all "bottom line" editors; everything depends on the money.
Try to meet as many authors, agents, and editors as you can.
A literary journal is intended to connect writer with reader; the role of the editor is to mediate.
The main thing is that you have a good editor - one that believes in you and who will give you the feedback that you need to produce a good book.
The difference with doing a play is that you are in control. In film you are in the hands of the director and the editor and the producer.
Designers and free lance artists and editors can set their hourly rates by dividing their annual income needs by 1000.
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