Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Christine Fonseca's Thankful Tuesdays #3


Christine Fonseca had the brilliant idea of dedicating each Tuesday in November to writerly things we are thankful for. She invites anyone to play along, and she even set up a schedule for us. Here is the remaining schedule:

16 – Giving Thanks to Editors
11/23 – Giving Thanks to Writing (in general)

Today's focus is on Editors

Editors are the buffer between our work and the world.  They are there to ensure that our stories enter Readerville at their best.  They not only improve our manuscripts, but they also make us better writers.

James Matthewson, an editor for IBM says:
Anyone who has ever written anything for publication can cite chapter and verse about how they have been saved by a good editor. Even if editors don’t make changes, having a second set of eyes with a different perspective on the audience allows writers to relax and create better work.

I have read post after post written by blogging friends about their experiences with editors.  Without fail, they feel like they have a much stronger story once they've finished.  

Today, take time to appreciate the countless hours spent by editors so that our writing and our stories can truly shine! 

To editors everywhere,


Christine Fonseca said...

Yes yes and YES!!! Great quote.

Catherine Denton said...

What a great idea! Editors deserve heaps of thanks. :)
Catherine Denton

Tracy Loewer said...

Three cheers for editors!!! I was my husband's "editor" through 8 years of university, so I have a tremendous amount of appreciation of the time and effort that goes into the whole process, and I can't wait to work with an editor of my own someday!

Kelly Polark said...

Thank you, editors!!

Heather said...

What an excellent idea! Yes, I am truly thankful to editors for loving what they do and taking something promising and making it spectacular!

Old Kitty said...

Thank you to all the lovely editors!!!!

Take care

Lenny Lee said...

hi miss shannon! i only ever had one editor and thats my brother sebi. for sure im thankful for him cause he does all that editing when he going to school and working at a job and he never gets grouchy on it. he makes all my stuff way better. if all those editor people are like him then for sure we gotta be thankful for editors.
...hugs from lenny


Wonderful qoute, during the next few months I will be compiling a new book of poems for publication, last time was very straight forward.

Enjoyed your post.

Golden Eagle said...

Thank you to all the editors!

Margo Kelly said...

Agreed. :) Thanks.

Melissa said...

Great quote!!

TerryLynnJohnson said...

Great idea! I loved working with my editor! Thank you, Keri Rouner!

Jemi Fraser said...

I hope to one day be at the point where I'll get to work with an editor!! :)

You're right - all the people I know who have worked with editors LOVE them!

Margo Kelly said...

I enjoyed your bright cheerful blog so much, I decided to give you an award! Check it out: www.margokelly.blogspot.com

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Shannon .. I guess one of the unsung heroes! Another pair of eyes is essential .. and I am absolutely certain encourages you to the finishing line.

We need to remember those that help us along the way .. Hilary

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