Tuesday 20th July 2010

by The Content Strategist

On editors and “shipping”:

People often think that editors are there to read things and tell people “no.” Saying “no” is a tiny part of the job. Editors are first and foremost there to ship the product without getting sued. They order the raw materials—words, sounds, images—mill them to approved tolerances, and ship. No one wrote a book called Editors: Get Real and Ship or suggested that publishers use agile; they dont live in a “culture” of shipping, any more than we live in a culture of breathing. Its just that not shipping would kill the organism.

via Real Editors Ship Ftrain.com.

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