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As many of you know, our proofreaders at Writer’s Relief are the best in the business (we only accept two percent of our applicants each year). And as a result our clients often wind up with quite a bit of red pen on their manuscripts (though we DO save them lots of time because WE prepare the master, the final document for submission).
Regardless of your political proclivities, we think that all writers who have ever been on the receiving end of an editor or proofreader’s red pen will appreciate this link to the Vanity Fair blog. Take a look at how one editor critiques and revises Sarah Palin’s resignation speech.
We’re not content editors (like the Vanity Fair editors are), and we make no claims to encourage (or discourage) this kind of heavy-handed editing. But we did want to share this with you because it brings up interesting questions about the role of an editor.
What do you think? Too much editing? Or too little? Have a look at the Vanity Fair site: