Two Folks on Editors
I’ve talked a lot about the merits of editors. This is only natural, since (a) I’m an editor, since it’s often on my mind and (b) I spent a lot of time with other editors breaking down what does and doesn’t work in RPGs and in fiction.
A lot of time.
But I like it when I see other peoples’ takes on it. A friend yesterday tweeted this:
So I viewed it. I like what he has to say, but of course I would, since I’m an editor. :) I hope that even one “editors are horrible and evil and no I’ll never work with one” writers thinks twice. Given he has a hell of an audience, there’s a chance.
I haven’t read any of John Green’s work yet, but now I’ll have to check it out.
So that’s one bit. The other came across my virtual desk today. My dear friend Lillian Cohen-Moore (who was the other half of Do: Pilgrims of the Flying Temple‘s editing team) wrote a short post at Inkpunks yesterday giving advice for finding an editor. She talks a bit about knowing the kind of editor you need and some tips for finding one.
There you go. I’m sure I’ll mouth off with my own words later.
 But if they don’t, that’s cool too. No good comes from working with writers that don’t actually want to be edited.
 I am bound by the covenant of bacon to read Harry Connolly’s Child of Fire first.
 Still celebrating being #1 on Google for “mouthy fuck.” I know it won’t last, so I had to screencap it. :)