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Ten Things Editors Wish Writers Knew

  1. Anyone can benefit from having a good editor.
  2. The book is not for you. It’s for the reader.
  3. Let Narcissus be a warning. Don’t fall in love with your own words.
  4. Lean and clear writing is better than fluffy and obscure.
  5. Your editor wants you to have the best book possible.
  6. Sometimes there is no market for even a good idea.
  7. Use jargon and trendy phrases sparingly. If in doubt, don’t.
  8. Logical flow helps the reader follow your storyline.
  9. Readers will remember your stories but not your points.
  10. Writing is a skill. With practice you can do it. Reread #1.