Wednesday, 10 February 2010

No One Edits Any More? Ha!

I just came across literary agent Andy Ross's lovely interview with Mary Norris, copy editor at The New Yorker.

There are some lovely details in it, and it shows just how meticulous editors are (and yes, I've heard the myths that editors don't edit any more and I just don't believe it). I particularly liked Andy's note at the end of the interview, in which he discusses how Mary edited the blog article once it was finished. I bet it's all the better for it.

1 comment:

BucksWriter said...

Wow, suddenly my quick spell-check and the removal of the odd redundant word seem wildly inadequate! Fascinating piece.