In case you were wondering what editors REALLY think… Hah! Once again, Robert Bruce over at 101books just gets it right. Such a great blog to check out if you enjoy reading and writing and all that comes with it.
If you’ve ever worked with an editor, you know that receiving a colorful track-changes-filled document back isn’t uncommon.
Some editors are straight to the point. Others can be a little too friendly and encouraging when tough love might work better.
In both cases, editors have their own little language with accompanying symbols. So it helps if you can interpret what they’re ACTUALLY saying and read between the lines. Having been brutally edited more times than I’d like to admit, I’m well-versed in editor speak.
So here’s my little guide to interpret what your editor actually means:
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