Here are 4 of the best editing quotes we have compiled for you:

“No author dislikes to be edited as much as he dislikes not to be published.”  – J. Russell Lynes

 “Editing should be, especially in the case of old writers, a counselling rather than a collaborating task. The tendency of the writer-editor to collaborate is natural, but he should say to himself, ‘How can I help this writer to say it better in his own style?’ and avoid ‘How can I show him how I would write it, if it were my piece?’” – James Thurber

 “The main thing I try to do is write as clearly as I can. I rewrite a good deal to make it clear.” – E.B. White

“Put down everything that comes into your head and then you’re a writer. But an author is one who can judge his own stuff’s worth, without pity, and destroy most of it.” – Colette

“So the writer who breeds more words than he needs, is making a chore for the reader who reads.”
― Dr. Seuss

 

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