When Elisa Doucette had this topic ready to go at Craft Your Content, I knew I had to be the one to take it on and pin it for the WWE World Heavy Weight Championship–YEEEEAAAAHHH!
Or you know, write about it and write it well.
After becoming an editor, I realized how much of a specialized skill it is to be able to get completely immersed in a text, know it backwards and forwards, and visibly detect ways to improve it in broad and narrow strokes. The task isn’t easy, and the eye for detail and revision one must have is extreme.
Too many people, however, think it takes a snap of the editor’s fingers and it’s done. That mindset couldn’t be further from the truth, so I wrote this post–with Elisa’s wonderful title intact–to demonstrate a writer’s impatient mindset and detail how time-consuming editing truly is.
You can read the post in full here: https://www.craftyourcontent.com/take-damn-long-editor-edit-article/