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#1. I was working for Time-Life Books from 1962 to 1970, as a staff writer, and after that, I was a journalist. Eventually, I became an editor at 'The Saturday Review' and 'Horizon.' - Author: Edmund White
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#2. The truth is, you have about three paragraphs in a short story, three pages in a novel, to capture that editor's attention enough for her to finish your story. - Author: Nancy Kress
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#3. Every reporter who came up in legacy media can tell you about a come-to-Jesus moment when an editor put them up against a wall and tattooed a message deep into their skull: show respect for the fundamentals of the craft, or you would not soon be part of it. - Author: Mary Karr
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#4. I remember the first time I spoke to an editor. I thought I'd be sick, I was so nervous. The first time I spoke to a large group at a conference, I had the jitters for days beforehand. - Author: Lori Foster
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#5. I was a writer for 'New York' magazine. I had been to business school, but what did I know? Still, everybody from the receptionists on up to the editor would ask me what they should do with their money. - Author: Andrew Tobias
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#6. Sometimes I write less than I'd like but do research. Other times, editor's notes or a copy-edited manuscript or page proofs for a forthcoming novel mean that I need to put my attentions elsewhere for a day or two, but I always come back to writing. - Author: Jane Lindskold
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#7. I think it's important for the public to know, great reporting starts with a publisher who has guts and an editor who has guts. - Author: Dan Rather
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#8. We were working on 'Senna' for a long time before we were fully financed, so we didn't actually have an editor for a while. - Author: Asif Kapadia
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#9. I always have trouble with titles for my books. I usually have no title until the editor has to present the book and calls me frantically, 'Judy, we need a title.' - Author: Judy Blume
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#10. It is unsound for an independent editor to be a financial contributor to any cause which would cause any type of special pleading. - Author: Walter Annenberg
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#11. I'm trying to work only with established, respected directors. I took a lot of bad scripts and worked for a lot of lazy directors, and it was discouraging to go to the screenings and see that the director had added nothing, the editor had added nothing, there was nothing to see. - Author: Michael Caine
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#12. And my editor, Tom Dupree, for his patience, enthusiasm, and shared good taste for loving Mystery Science Theater 3000. - Author: Dan Simmons
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#13. I have an idea for a new book. It's a novel about a beautiful yet sensitive author whose spirit is crushed by her domineering editor. Do you like it? - Author: Annie Barrows
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#14. I started working for the 'NY Observer' when I was 33. After I had been writing for them for about a year and a half the editor said, 'Your stories are the most talked about stories in the 'Observer'; you should have your own column.' - Author: Candace Bushnell
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#15. With Digg, users submit stories for review, but rather than allow an editor to decide which stories go on the homepage, the users do. - Author: Kevin Rose
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#16. Never be afraid to write what you believe. If the message speaks the truth, others will fear your words for you. - Author: Rob Bignell, Editor
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#17. I don't like to work in an office. I like to work in my house, to be among my own thoughts. The idea is for an editor to let his artist alone, let them be themselves, let them exchange their own ideas and you'll come up with something salable. - Author: Jack Kirby
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#18. And yet I wasn't sure what his weakness was. We all do that as we get to know someone. Like a tabloid editor, we search for both greatness and weakness, jotting down notes in our heads for future exploitation. We are never comfortable with those who have no visible flaw. - Author: Wayne Elise
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#19. An early editor characterized my books as 'romantic comedy for intelligent adults.' I think people see them as funny but kind. I don't set out to write either funny or kind, but it's a voice they like, quirky like me ... And you know, people like happy endings. - Author: Elinor Lipman
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#20. I really only became an editor, or started doing my own editing because I was filming the docs and you simply can't keep an editor on for as long as it takes so. - Author: John Hyams
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#21. I was editor of my high school literary magazine and a reporter for the school newspaper. - Author: Jeffery Deaver
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#22. I did not go to fashion school. I arrived in New York in 1986 from Kansas City and was working as accessories editor for Mademoiselle Magazine. While working at Mademoiselle I noticed that the market lacked stylish and sensible handbags, so I decided to create my own. - Author: Kate Spade
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#23. To Grandma,
for being my first editor and giving me the best writing advice I've ever received: Christopher, I think you should wait until you're done with elementary school before worrying about being a failed writer. - Author: Chris Colfer
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#24. When you're editor-in-chief of a big magazine, you cannot be a cover girl for MAC; you cannot be the face of Givenchy - of course you can't; it's doesn't go with the job. - Author: Carine Roitfeld
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#25. I couldn't decide on a title for my first novel and my editor came up with Everything Good Will Come. After that, I thought I should name my own books.A Bit of Difference seems just right. - Author: Sefi Atta
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#26. Five people read my work before its ready for publication, and I solicit opinions from all of them: my wife, my agent, my editor, and my parents. - Author: Jesse Kellerman
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#27. I have been blessed to have the same editor and work for a great publishing house. - Author: Vince Flynn
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#28. After university, I got a job sub-editing and for years I was a literary editor. - Author: Lynne Truss
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#29. There are writers who will do whatever they are told regardless of the circumstances - these are called 'hacks.' Your job isn't to make life difficult for your editor. But once a piece of crap goes out with your name on it, it is gone forever and will haunt you ... - Author: Gail Simone
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#30. When I reach for my pen, nothing is out of reach. - Author: Rob Bignell, Editor
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#31. Fortunately for me, or unfortunately, they made me an editor of the Parish Prison Pelican. I could read and write, and I had a way with words. - Author: Ron Shock
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#32. This manuscript of yours that has just come back from another editor is a precious package. Don't consider it rejected. Consider that you've addressed it 'to the editor who can appreciate my work' and it has simply come back stamped 'Not at this address'. Just keep looking for the right address. - Author: Barbara Kingsolver
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#33. I began using pseudonyms early in my career, when I was being paid a quarter a cent a word for my work, and when I had to write a lot to earn a living. Sometimes I had three or four stories in a single magazine without the editor knowing they were all by me. - Author: Evan Hunter
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#34. You don't want to depend on an editor. If you want to regret something for the rest of your life, you want to make sure you're responsible for it. - Author: Robert Stone
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#35. Ask your editor or ask your agent to find out what the house's goals are for your book before it comes out. Get some sense of expectations so you are prepared. - Author: M.J. Rose
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#36. [Walter Burns is] the archetypal managing editor-ruthless, self-righteous, manipulative, downright maniacal if it means an exclusive, especially one that it can congratulate itself for on its own front page. - Author: Jay Carr
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#37. I was an editor for supplemental math, science, and literature programs for the primary grades and became very well versed in elementary curriculum, particularly PreK-2. - Author: Doreen Cronin
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#38. But for me, being an editor I've been an editor of all kinds of books being an editor of poetry has been the way in which I could give a crucial part of my time to what I love most. - Author: Peter Davison
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#39. I didn't approve of murder on general principles. Not even of people who seemed to go around begging for it. - Author: Josh Lanyon
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#40. It's all about who's where on the food chain. When I'm the story editor, I expect my writers to follow my vision. When I'm working for another editor, I'm obliged to follow their vision. - Author: Len Wein
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#41. If you would be a poet, write living newspapers. Be a reporter from outer space, filing dispatches to some supreme managing editor who believes in full disclosure and has a low tolerance for bullshit. - Author: Lawrence Ferlinghetti
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#42. No," he said, and he snapped his fingers. "You'll come work for me at K
. And be a real associate editor."
I said, "I could bring you up on charges for that."
"Work harassment in the sexual place. - Author: Melissa Bank
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#43. The market for short stories is hard to break into, but a magazine editor isn't always looking for big names with which to sell his magazine - they're more willing to try stories by newcomers, if those tales are good. - Author: Eric Brown
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#44. After I had written more than a dozen adult genre novels, an editor I knew in New York asked me to write a mystery for young adults. - Author: Rodman Philbrick
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#45. An editor should have a pimp for a brother so he'd have someone to look up to. - Author: Gene Fowler
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#46. Science is what scientists do, not what nonscientists think they do or ought to be doing.
Wetenschap is wat wetenschappers doen.
[Flanagan's motto as magazine editor for selecting content to put in Scientific American.] - Author: Dennis Flanagan
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#47. My training as a journalist was invaluable: when I worked on 'The Daily Express,' the editor would often ask for 1000 words within a couple of hours. I could not say I was not inspired. I had to get on with it. - Author: Jane Green
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#48. Doing comedy for film is always a challenge because you are in the hands of the editor after the fact. I am hoping I can do some more soon, I enjoy doing comedy. - Author: Tim Roth
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#49. I was a film editor for eight years before I made my first feature, 'Dog Soldiers.' I am from Newcastle upon Tyne, in the northeast of England. - Author: Neil Marshall
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#50. While writing my first 90 books, I was magazine editor, publisher, book publisher, executive, etc., so I was established in publishing. three of my seven or so books were biographies of sports stars and really opened doors for me in that area. - Author: Jerry B. Jenkins
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#51. So many letters to the editor and comments on the Internet have this same tone of thrilled vindication: these are people who have been vigilantly on the lookout for something to be offended by, and found it. - Author: Tim Kreider
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#52. Obviously, you know, I am known as an action director, and being a film editor previously had been a great advantage for me as an action director. - Author: John Glen
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#53. Approaching my second novel was, admittedly, a bit of a struggle. But having an amazing team at Atheneum Books, especially my very patient, brilliant editor Namrata Tripathi, took a stressful situation and turned it into a really great learning experience for me. - Author: John Corey Whaley
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#54. 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. - Author: Ring Lardner
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#55. Every newspaper editor says the heart of the paper is the reporter - which is true - except for the pay! - Author: Jack Germond
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#56. I was the editor of the school newspaper and in drama club and choir, so I was not a popular girl in the traditional sense, but I think I was known for being relatively scathing. - Author: Tina Fey
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#57. Anyone who edits their own copy has a fool for an editor. - Author: Donald Davis
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#58. Having been an editor for more than a decade, I thought I had a good idea of how much work was involved in writing a novel. I was wrong! Writing is a lot harder than I ever imagined - but worth it. - Author: Julie Klassen
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#59. For my second novel, The Apothecary's Daughter, my editor encouraged me to think of another unusual profession for a woman to have. That led to the main character, Lilly Haswell, who finds herself doing the work of an apothecary at a time when it was illegal for women to do so. - Author: Julie Klassen
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#60. I think that being an editor, someone who works with words, is very good training for being a translator because it trains you to be attentive to words in a very specific, very concrete, very literal way. - Author: Ann Goldstein
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#61. This 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. - Author: Mark Twain
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#62. I got a job as an assistant film editor, which lasted for a few years, but I found writing incredibly difficult, and I thought, 'How am I going to make a film if I can't write?' I didn't really comprehend that someone else would do that bit. - Author: Gary Hume
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#63. It took a brave editor in the U.S. to sign a contract for Dancing Girls, and without her belief in the book, I'm not sure it would ever have found its way into print. - Author: Louise Brown
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#64. It's possible for an editor to break down a dream, if you like, into its components and being able to shoot the wide shots in sunshine, when the weather was at its best and you know, we would get sort of almost a 3D effect sometimes if you chose the right time of day to shoot the thing. - Author: John Glen
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#65. I was a fashion editor for years in London before I came to 'Vogue,' and I spent my life arranging the folds of a ball gown skirt for a picture and pinning fabric and using all those stylist tricks. And you don't have to do that now because they can do it in Photoshop. - Author: Hamish Bowles
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#66. I would love to direct a western. I love taking photographs and I'm always fascinated with angles. Also, my father was a film editor, and I have a talent for thinking of things that aren't always in a script. - Author: Johnny Crawford
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#67. I am a writer and editor with a passion for true storytelling. To me, science matters, research matters and knowledge matters, whatever the field. - Author: Lee Gutkind
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#68. If an editor can only make people angry enough, they will write half his newspaper for him for nothing. - Author: Gilbert K. Chesterton
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#69. He was the editor of our paper. He created the publishing house in Hebrew. He was - I wouldn't say the 'guru' - but really he was our teacher and a most respected man. I wrote for the paper of the youth movement. - Author: Shimon Peres
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#70. For the writer who truly loves language, a trip to the copy editor is like a week at a spa. You come out looking younger, trimmer, and standing straighter. - Author: Betsy Lerner
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#71. As a senior editor at Tor Books and the manager of our science fiction and fantasy line, I rarely blog to promote specific projects I'm involved with, for reasons that probably don't need a lot of explanation. - Author: Patrick Nielsen Hayden
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#72. There's never any humongous next draft. I know a writer who every time he finished a novel - you would know his name very well - but his editor would come and live with him for a month. And they would go through the manuscript together. - Author: Dean Koontz
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#73. For writers, handing a manuscript off to an editor is like walking into a parole hearing. You've done the time but wonder if it's going to satisfy the judge. - Author: Shandy L. Kurth
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#74. When interviewing for a job, tell the editor how you love to report. How your passion is gathering information. Do not mention how you want to be a writer, use the word 'prose,' or that deep down you have a sinking suspicion you are the next Norman Mailer. - Author: Michael Hastings
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#75. For 10 years, I'd been working as a freelance writer and editor, making money but not a living. It was a good arrangement family-wise, allowing me to stay home with our daughter, but not so great financially or, sometimes, ego-wise. - Author: Will Allison
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#76. I wanted to put a reference to masturbation in one of the scripts for the Sandman. It was immediately cut by the editor [Karen Berger]. She told me, "There's no masturbation in the DC Universe." To which my reaction was, "Well, that explains a lot about the DC Universe. - Author: Neil Gaiman
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#77. Folding the laundry, completing another project at work, or watching television for the next hour doesn't build your writing muscles. It only leaves them flabby. - Author: Rob Bignell, Editor
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#78. I want to thank Gus Van Sant for selling out so that I could use his editor Curtis Clayton, who did a great job. - Author: Vincent Gallo
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#79. The Listener's editor when I first joined was Russell Twisk, a surname of such surpassing beauty that I would have written pieces for him if he had been at the helm of Satanic Child-Slaughter Monthly. - Author: Stephen Fry
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#80. When you are acting in a film, you have no idea what scene the editor is going to choose. For instance, after you have directed, you feel more comfortable delivering a performance. Because you know the real performance is put together in the editing room. - Author: Dolph Lundgren
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#81. In terms of age, I think I've covered about as wide a range as is possible, having written everything from picture books to early chapter books to middle grade novels to YA to one adult novel - and having been editor and lead writer for a magazine for retired people! - Author: Bruce Coville
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#82. Once you've worked as a writer and editor in the world of social media for a decade, the way I have, you start to notice patterns. - Author: Annalee Newitz
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#83. I had always loved to write and my mom was my editor for my school papers. - Author: Jenna Bush
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#84. I just fell into the job as a fashion editor at a teen magazine. I was there for two years, and I left there as a senior fashion editor at the age of 25. - Author: Rachel Zoe
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#85. Believe it or not, I don't collaborate with women, though my agent and editor are both females. For the most part, they do little editing on my characters. - Author: Nicholas Sparks
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#86. I am a hopeless pantser, so I don't do much outlining. A thought will occur to me, and I'll just throw it into the story. I tell myself I'll worry about untangling it later. I'm glad no one sees my first drafts except for my poor editor and agent. - Author: Marie Lu
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#87. I was the executive editor on a little magazine called Greek Accent, whose only claim to fame is that its art director went on to be the art director of Discover for many years. - Author: Jane Haddam
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#88. Soap wasn't invented until the Romans, who also invented interesting sex. (Since my editor informs me that a gardening book is not a proper venue for discussions of interesting sex, I will go into this topic in more detail when I write my private memoirs, 'A Petunia Named Desire'). - Author: Cassandra Danz
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#89. I was a book editor for nine years. I'm familiar with the opposite experience, bracing myself for the likelihood that no one would want to publish my book. - Author: Karen Thompson Walker
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#90. It's impossible for an editor to know every source for every story. - Author: Rebekah Brooks
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#91. It would be absurd for me or any other editor to review the authenticity or accuracy of stories that are nominated for prizes. - Author: Bob Woodward
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#92. I was sports editor for my high school newspaper, but I think I shied away from journalism. - Author: Jenna Bush
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#93. I always think, if I were an editor, and I was invited to a show, and I would have to wait for 45 minutes in the dark or in the cold or in the heat, maybe I would like to have a fresh drink or a piece of chocolate. - Author: Alber Elbaz
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#94. Professional humorists and cartoonists have to go through a stage in which they have to kill their own internal editor just so they can get stuff out. So whether they believe it or not, they need me on the other end to do that editing for them. - Author: Robert Mankoff
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#95. I try to be a lot of things for the authors I work with - a careful reader, a helpful friend who also happens to be an experienced writer, a thoughtful editor, and a creative midwife. - Author: Kevin Sampsell
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#96. Most written work is a conversation between the editor and the writer, that the writer essentially fulfills in public, and the editor provides the stage for that to happen as well as the prompts. - Author: Alexander Chee
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#97. Dullness is the only crime for which an editor ought to be hung. - Author: Josephus Daniels
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#98. I use minimal software to make my music - a wav editor and a calculator for my beats to make sure everything falls on mathematical precision. If you were just mapping this out visually, it works by math. I guess it's slightly engineering influenced. - Author: Girl Talk
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#99. Jesus said his disciples would be known for their love, not for their placards of protest and angry letters to the editor. - Author: Brian Zahnd
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#100. For decades, as literary editor, I have followed the growth of our creative writing in English. In my Solidaridad Bookshop, half of my stock consists of Filipino books written in English and in the native languages. - Author: F. Sionil Jose
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