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Read through the most famous quotes by topic #editing

[Women's magazines]ignore older women or pretend that they don’t exist; magazines try to avoid photographs of older women, and when they feature celebrities who are over sixty, ‘retouching artists’ conspire to ‘help’ beautiful women look more beautiful, ie less than their age...By now readers have no idea what a real woman’s 60 year old face looks like in print because it’s made to look 45. Worse, 60 year old readers look in the mirror and think they are too old, because they’re comparing themselves to some retouched face smiling back at them from a magazine.

Dalma Heyn

#beauty #body-image #editing #magazines #self-esteem

Editing is like pruning the rose bush you thought was so perfect and beautiful until it overgrew the garden.

Larry Enright


I quickly realized that I enjoyed editing more than writing. I felt more suited to it and it fit my nurturing personality. I had lots of ideas and a strong sense of structure, and I enjoyed working with talented writers, relishing the give-and-take in making their work better.

Lynn Povich


I work in my study, taking the collections of words that people send me and making small adjustments to them, changing something here and there, checking everything is in order and putting a part of myself into the text by introducing just a little bit of difference. ("Substitutions")

Michael Marshall Smith

#proofreading #change

I edit my own stories to death. They eventually run and hide from me.

Jeanne Voelker

#writing #death

I have a real problem with bloat -- I write like fat ladies diet.

Stephen King

#writing #diet

When I'm writing, I make words my b*tch. But when I'm editing, the words make me their b*tch. It all equals out in the end.

Richard B. Knight

#writing-life #writing-process #equality

Flow is something the reader experiences, not the writer.

Verlyn Klinkenborg

#editing #reading #writers #writing #experience

I wish my life were a movie and I could take it into the editing room and totally cut this part out. And some other parts. Some other parts definitely need to be cut.

Susane Colasanti

#life #regret #experience

There Are Two Typos Of People In This World: Those Who Can Edit And Those Who Can’t

Jarod Kintz

#editing #funny #people #typo #world

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