Sunday, September 26, 2010

Workin' on Galley Proofs

"Like coyotes and roadrunners, writers and editors are natural enemies. Writers suspect that all editors are misanthropes who compensate for their crabbed lives and creative frustrations by exercising petty tyranny over the efforts of their literary betters. Editors, for their part, regard most writers as paranoid egomaniacs ungrateful for the selfless efforts that extract a modicum of literacy and coherence from unpromising texts."

—"Editor’s Notes" by James Nuechterlein (December 1996 issue of First Things)

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