Quotations on Editors

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I do have a small collection of traditional SF ideas which I've never been able to sell. I'm known as a fantasy writer and neither my agent nor my editors want to risk my brand by jumping genre.
- Lynn Abbey
(Keywords: Ideas, Editors, Fantasy, Risk, Want, Writer)

I had a hard time publishing my books in the beginning of my career, because editors were afraid what people would think of THEM, personally, if their name was associated with me.
- Susie Bright
(Keywords: Time, People, Beginning, Books, Career, Editors, Name, Publishing)

When I was in college, I was the editor of the literary magazine and insisted neither the editors nor the writers be specifically identified-only our student numbers appeared on the title page. I love that idea and still do.
- Jonathan Carroll
(Keywords: Love, Idea, College, Editors, Literary, Numbers, Writers)

I trust it will not be giving away professional secrets to say that many readers would be surprised, perhaps shocked, at the questions which some newspaper editors will put to a defenseless woman under the guise of flattery.
- Kate Chopin
(Keywords: Trust, Editors, Flattery, Giving, Questions, Secrets, Will, Woman)

I think that they had afforded me many opportunities to do good work there, and I think I did. It was a wonderful four years. I really worked with some great people, terrific producers, terrific editors.
- Connie Chung
(Keywords: Work, People, Editors, Years)

I don't know how the editors are going to take it or how it may be received. But to some extent I'm hoping that with the next book, when people pick it up and read it, it will scare the pants off of them.
- Christopher Darden
(Keywords: People, Editors, May, Will)

The real literary editors have mostly been fired. Those that remain are all "bottom line" editors; everything depends on the money.
- Lawrence Ferlinghetti
(Keywords: Money, Editors, Literary)

I formed a resolution to never write a word I did not want to write; to think only of my own tastes and ideals, without a thought of those of editors or publishers.
- C. S. Forester
(Keywords: Thought, Editors, Ideals, Resolution, Want, Word)

And in Hollywood, you know, everyone is an expert. Most of them are expert editors. They can't direct, they can't write, they can't act, but, by God, they all think they can edit.
- John Frankenheimer
(Keywords: God, Act, Editors, Hollywood)

So I went out and bought myself a copy of the Writer and Artist Yearbook, bought lots of magazines and got on the phone and talked to editors about ideas for stories. Pretty soon I found myself hired to do interviews and articles and went off and did them.
- Neil Gaiman
(Keywords: Ideas, Artist, Editors, Pretty, Writer)

One should fight like the devil the temptation to think well of editors. They are all, without exception - at least some of the time, incompetent or crazy.
- John Gardner
(Keywords: Time, Devil, Editors, Fight, Temptation)

The Bush administration works closely with a network of rapid response digital brownshirts who work to pressure reporters and their editors for 'undermining support for our troops.'
- Al Gore
(Keywords: Work, Editors, Network, Pressure, Support, Troops)

When I first started to write, I was aware of being queer, but I didn't write about it. Queer poems would probably not have been accepted by the editors I sent them to.
- Thom Gunn
(Keywords: Being, Editors, First, Poems)

The nature of journalism has been the enemy of idealism and the source of cynicism among American reporters and editors throughout our history.
- Richard Harwood
(Keywords: History, Nature, American, Cynicism, Editors, Enemy, Idealism, Journalism)

And at that point, I think my experience in covering the subject helped me. I think editors felt comfortable with the idea of me telling this story because I had demonstrated that I know this business pretty well.
- Laura Hillenbrand
(Keywords: Business, Experience, Idea, Editors, Pretty)

Successful model? That's a myth. The year I modeled was the most painful year of my life. Editors would always talk to you in the third person as though you were merely a piece of merchandise.
- Jessica Lange
(Keywords: Life, Successful, Editors, Myth, Talk)

Does advertising corrupt editors? Yes it does, but fewer editors than you may suppose... the vast majority of editors are incorruptible.
- David Ogilvy
(Keywords: Advertising, Editors, Majority, May)

If there had been three public editors before me, the body might have absorbed it a little bit better.
- Daniel Okrent
(Keywords: Body, Editors, Public)

Forty years ago, we were on the tail of the Front Page era. There was a different point of view. Reporters and editors were more forgiving of public people. They didn't think they had to stick someone in jail to make a career.
- Mike Royko
(Keywords: People, Career, Editors, Public, Years)

I guess if one set of my books was selling like Stephen King's, and the other wasn't selling at all, editors would want me to do the ones that sold like Stephen King's. But they seem to be willing to let me pick what I want to do next.
- Fred Saberhagen
(Keywords: Selling, Books, Editors, Want)

I wrote poems in my corner of the Brooks Street station. I sent them to two editors who rejected them right off. I read those letters of rejection years later and I agreed with those editors.
- Carl Sandburg
(Keywords: Brooks, Editors, Letters, Poems, Rejection, Right, Years)

Only kings, presidents, editors, and people with tapeworms have the right to use the editorial "we."
- Mark Twain
(Keywords: People, Editors, Kings, Right)

That's why editors and publishers will never be obsolete: a reader wants someone with taste and authority to point them in the direction of the good stuff, and to keep the awful stuff away from their door.
- Walter Jon Williams
(Keywords: Authority, Direction, Editors, Taste, Will)

Since fantasy isn't about technology, the accelleration has no impact at all. But it's changed the lives of fantasy writers and editors. I get to live in England and work for a New York publisher!
- Terri Windling
(Keywords: Work, Technology, Editors, EnglFantasy, Writers)

I try to help people become the best possible editors of their own work, to help them become conscious of the things they do well, of the things they need to look at again, of the wells of material they have not even begun to dip their buckets into.
- Tobias Wolff
(Keywords: Work, People, Editors, Help)

Very few editors worry about heresy - their goals are much too commercial, thank goodness.
- Chelsea Quinn Yarbro
(Keywords: Goals, Editors, Goodness, Heresy, Worry)









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