A good editor will pick every nit. No use accusing them of nit-picking. Itís their job
Editor is a critic. He has pulled out his carving-knife and his tomahawk and is starting after a book which he is going to have for breakfast.
For better or worse, editing is what editors are for; and editing is selection and choice of material. That editors newspaper or broadcast can and do abuse this power is beyond doubt, but that is no reason to deny the discretion Congress provided.
Democracy becomes a government of bullies tempered by editors.
In art economy is always beauty.
Read your own compositions, and when you meet a passage which you think is particularly fine, strike it out.
Marxists are people whose insides are torn up day after day because they want to rule the world and no one will even publish their letter to the editor.
I trust it will not be giving away professional secrets to say that many readers would be surprised, perhaps shocked, at the questions which some newspaper editors will put to a defenseless woman under the guise of flattery.
There are plenty of bad editors who try to impose their own vision on a book.
A good many young writers make the mistake of enclosing a stamped, self-addressed envelope, big enough for the manuscript to come back in. This is too much of a temptation to the editor.
There were a couple of dissenters, maybe a couple of letters to the editor, but no big controversy.
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