A great editor understands that editing is about you, and your story, not them.
A great editor leaves you feeling confident in your work.
A great editor is a teacher as much as a craftsman, you can tell you’re becoming a better writer by working together.
A great editor is passionate and engaged when they edit, but they know when to take a step back and leave the creative direction to you.
A great editor helps you bring out the best in your story.
A great editor leaves you with clear directions that help you through revisions.
A great editor is never too busy to talk with you.
A great editor understands that our brains are not wired to take criticism in large doses, so their feedback rarely feels like criticism.
A great editor hangs around after they finished their job to make sure you’re happy with the results.
A great editor makes you feel that the service you received was a steal.
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