We writers love to hate our editor.
Saying “the editor goofed it up” is one way to escape the blame for a poorly written piece.
In some ways, editing is the least favorite of the writing-related professions for many writers.
Some writers hate editing even if they are asked to do it themselves. I’ve met writers who won’t accept editing projects.
Not me. I happen to love editing projects and I’m always glad when I’m offered one. Likewise, I appreciate the efforts of a good editor.
Whether you like editing or not, there’s a lot of demand for good editors. My recent editing projects have included a white paper, the copy for an infographic, and a book for children.
In this post, I’ll explain why some writers dislike editing. I’ll also describe the reasons why I happen to love it.