What Does a Good Editor Do?


Is Your Editor Worth It?

Editorial by Jim Dempsey, Novel Gazing

Read the article for full explanations and examples, but basically Dempsey lists the things every good editor will do:

Give advice.

Criticize constructively.

Provide explanations.

Practice and preach.

Take care.

Aim for thoroughness.

“Finally, good editors will be curious. They are always willing to learn and are keen to improve their skills. So tell me, what qualities do you think a good editor should have?”


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