Editors Must Have an Easy Job Because All They Have To Do Is Fix Our Comma and Spelling Errors.
I swear, I’m really putting it out there now. Yes, I actually believed that the job of an editor was to go through your manuscript and fix any spelling errors or commas that you didn’t catch before you sent in your MS. I know, I know, but actually I get this question often from non-writing friends.
It took me a while to realize that the job of an editor has very little to do with spotting comma splices. This was quite an epiphany for me. I think I finally caught on to this after attending a couple of conferences where the editors talked about what they did. But understanding the role of the editor really changed my perspective on the revision process that I needed to engage in.
Have you had learned anything about editors or the editing process that you didn’t expect?
***Also, check back tomorrow, I'll give you my tally of hours spent writing. ***