Monday, February 20, 2017

Effectual Editing

I have been working this morning with an article, which is interesting, yet it is a bit fragmented. Later today I shall meet with the author. She writes about a branch of philosophy called linguistic relativism, makes some observations about the two dominant views, and makes the assumption that she holds one of the two. But woven into her article -- which she does not appear to recognise -- is a new view of her own. I think it is big, and I think it is sound. So if we can draw that out, and overcome that fragmentation, and create something that is satisfactory to the senior editor ... This is the kind of thing I enjoy about editing, or perhaps I should say, about the kind of editing that I and my colleagues do.

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