‘You can no more ‘promote’ a writer to be an editor than you can ‘promote’ a plumber to be a gardener’
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"This is idiotic, and it happens all the time, and nine times out of ten you lose a good writer and end up with a mediocre editor," Charles P. Pierce tells Chris Jones. "I am the world's worst editor. Every change I make in a piece of copy makes the piece sound like I wrote it, and we all know how popular that phenomenon is with writers." || ALSO: Jones on the basics of profile writing.