Dear Writer: I view an editor’s role as helping to maximize the effect of what the author has created. If you’ve decided to seek the assistance of a professional editor, perhaps you’ve determined that some aspect of your material is incomplete or needs polishing. How much or how little editing is ideal for your project is the first topic to consider. While at times a major overhaul is warranted, often a moderate amount of judicious editing can help cohere your creative intention for the work, resulting in a dazzling final product.
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