Editing Tips from Douglas Gibson (#10)

Every two weeks we’re sharing tips for editors from the desk of Douglas Gibson. Good for those starting out or old hands who need a reminder, these reminders form an engaging guide for sharp-eyed wordsmiths.

Tip #10

The hardest lesson for many editors to absorb is that the book should not be re-shaped until it is written as they would have written it. It should be re-shaped until it is the author’s best version.

Missed the previous tips? Check out Tip #1, Tip #2, Tip #3Tip #4, Tip #5, Tip #6, Tip #7, Tip #8, and Tip #9.

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