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Someone Prints

An editor is someone who separates the wheat from the chaff and then prints the chaff.

- Adlai E. Stevenson

Book Goes

A specific editor in a specific place likes the book, and you're in. A different editor on a different day goes, 'Oh, this isn't for me', or doesn't even look at it, and that's it.

- Adrian McKinty

New Very

The art editor in charge of the covers at the 'New Yorker' is Francoise Mouly. She's very familiar with the eccentricities and personalities of cartoonists, so working with her is very easy.

- Adrian Tomine


Andrea Schulz became my editor in 2009.

- Alexander Chee

Sharing Though

The writer who can't do his job looks to his editor to do it for him, though he won't dream of sharing his royalties with that editor.

- Alfred A. Knopf

University Really

I gave my archive to Emory University because there's a really dear friend who teaches there, Rudolph Byrd, and he's the editor.

- Alice Walker

Doubtless Provoked

Anyone nit-picking enough to write a letter of correction to an editor doubtless deserves the error that provoked it.

- Alvin Toffler

Country Decade

Melissa Biggs Bradley spent a decade as Travel Editor of 'Town & Country,' and later served as the founding editor of 'Town & Country Travel.' She then launched Indagare Souk, an online marketplace of global treasures.

- Amanda Hearst

Blog Incorrect

It's incorrect to assume you can be a fashion editor because you blog, if you don't have experience to look at fashion in a professional way.

- Andre Leon Talley

Always Been

I've always been charmed by houses, and descriptions of them are prominent in my novels. So prominent, in fact, that my editor once pointed out to me that all of my early novels had houses on the covers.

- Anita Shreve

Fired Which

My first job in the States was as a junior fashion editor at 'Harper's Bazaar,' which I enjoyed, but not for all that long because I was fired by the editor in chief, who told me that I was too 'European.'

- Anna Wintour

Surprise Here

In 1986, I returned to London as editor in chief of 'British Vogue.' Although I still thought of myself as totally English, to my surprise, everyone here thought I was some sort of American control freak.

- Anna Wintour

Works By The Time

By the time I came to the States, I really understood how a magazine works. I came to 'Vogue' as creative director, and three years later I went back to London to be editor in chief of British 'Vogue.'

- Anna Wintour

New Prefer

After a series of jobs that I prefer not to recall, I was hired in the early eighties as fashion editor of 'New York' magazine.

- Anna Wintour

Social Decade

Once you've worked as a writer and editor in the world of social media for a decade, the way I have, you start to notice patterns.

- Annalee Newitz

Actually Aspired

My dad was an editor and a writer, and that's actually what I aspired to be.

- Anne M. Mulcahy

Where Theater

I was spoiled by theater, where there is no editor.

- Anthony Edwards

Movies Very

Jonathan Demme is a very sharp editor of his movies.

- Anthony Hopkins

Over Each

After writing each novel, I would spend days poring over suggestions from my editor.

- Ashwin Sanghi

Use Footage

On 'Senna,' it got to the point where there was so much footage that our first editor had the wild suggestion that we only use the archive.

- Asif Kapadia

Before While

We were working on 'Senna' for a long time before we were fully financed, so we didn't actually have an editor for a while.

- Asif Kapadia

College Always

The one thing that's always been the center of my political thinking - and it goes back to when I was 19 and editor of my college paper - is an abhorrence of the extreme.

- Charles Krauthammer

Audience Before

Luckily, I'm not a stand-up comedian, so I don't get the fear of standing on stage in front of a dead audience: my humorous pieces have to make it past an editor before they get exposed to the public.

- Charles Stross

Brief Period

When I was in my mid-twenties, I was a copy editor at Doubleday, and for a brief period, it was my job to help shepherd Pat Conroy's 'Beach Music' into the world.

- Chris Pavone

Loved Great Job

I loved editing, and being a cookbook editor is a really a great job.

- Chris Pavone

Notes Making

I don't do any editing while we're making the movie. I sit down and watch it all with my editor, we make longhand notes on pads, and then we begin our work.

- Christopher Guest

Year Younger

Book writing is a little different because, in my case, my editor is a year younger than me and basically has the same sensibility as me.

- Chuck Klosterman

Read Harry

I have an editor in my head, that's why I can't read Harry Potter, because Rowling is such a lousy writer.

- Colleen McCullough

Better Things

The life of an editor is not a glamorous one. You're a fixer; you make things better.

- Courtney B. Vance

Clear Them

I've seen people who stink, but the film editor shows them just where they didn't stink. But if you're empty and manipulative on stage, it's clear.

- D. B. Sweeney

Teacher Mentor

A mentor, a 'teacher,' is like an editor. I absolutely value my editor, who is my teacher.

- David Bergen

Give Edited

As a writer, you write the book, you give it to your editor, it's copy edited, it's published, it's thrown out there, and then there's a response.

- David Bergen

Need Submit

I usually submit a novel at a certain number of words, and when I've finished working with my editor, the novel is longer than when I submitted it. I need my editor to help me open up the story.

- David Bergen

View Accomplice

An editor is an accomplice, looking in from the outside. That objective view is essential. We don't write in a vacuum, and we don't publish in a vacuum.

- David Bergen

Always Unconscious

I have a huge editor in my head who's always making me miserable. But sometimes, I try to let my unconscious act out.

- David Chase

Always Wanted

There was a part of me that always wanted to be an editor.

- David Grann

New Always

I always figured that I was one new editor away from unemployment.

- David Horsey

Players Influential

My father was this huge, influential intellectual in the '60s and '70s. He was one of the main players in the cultural discussion in Sweden, the editor of papers.

- David Lagercrantz

City Through

I had a great editor, Rebecca Corbett, from the time I was a city reporter right through to the years I worked on the 'Sun's' enterprise reporting team.

- David Simon

Celebrity Against

I'm totally against the idea of a celebrity editor.

- David Zinczenko

Book Storytelling

Bob Harras' personal and creative integrity is respected and renowned throughout the comic book industry. As an editor, he provides invaluable insight into storytelling and character.

- Jim Lee

Play Screenwriter

You get spoiled as a novelist because you get to be the director and the editor, and you play all the parts, but as a screenwriter, you are a bit down the ladder.

- Jo Nesbo

Art Director

I want to try and be as involved in the art of filmmaking as possible. I feel that the only way to really do that is to take on as many roles as possible, whether it be as an actor, an editor, a director, a cinematographer.

- Joe Swanberg

Journal Role

A literary journal is intended to connect writer with reader; the role of the editor is to mediate.

- John Barton

Read Been

In the early stages of writing children's books, an experienced lady editor said that while girls read boys' books, the converse was not true, and I may have been influenced by that.

- John Christopher

Director Been

Obviously, you know, I am known as an action director, and being a film editor previously had been a great advantage for me as an action director.

- John Glen

Director Records

One guy records the voices, another guy times the storyboard, another guy times the sheets, one guy is the story editor. All these jobs should be covered by the director.

- John Kricfalusi

Love Always

I would love to direct a western. I love taking photographs and I'm always fascinated with angles. Also, my father was a film editor, and I have a talent for thinking of things that aren't always in a script.

- Johnny Crawford

Vice Worst Thing

Being an editor doesn't make you a better writer - or vice versa. The worst thing any editor can do is be in competition with his writer.

- Joseph Kanon

Which Dullness

Dullness is the only crime for which an editor ought to be hung.

- Josephus Daniels

Think I Think

I think about my editor when I write. She's a good friend, too.

- Jostein Gaarder

Nine Nine Months

It generally takes me about nine months from the point the book is conceived to the point my editor sends it off to be typeset.

- Julia London

Know Too

Not too many people know who the editor is.

- Julius Schwartz

Image Some

With bad movies, I have this image in my head of the director and the editor in the editing room watching a scene that is not happening, looking at each other and saying, 'Put some music in there.'

- Gustavo Santaolalla

Love Beauty

If I weren't performing, I'd be a beauty editor or a therapist. I love creativity, but I also love to help others. My mother was a hairstylist, and they listen to everyone's problems - like a beauty therapist!

- Beyonce Knowles

Think I Think

I think one of the interesting things is that vi is really a mode-based editor.

- Bill Joy

New Half

I started to write a new editor not too long ago and had it about half done after two days.

- Bill Joy

Use Too

I got tired of people complaining that it was too hard to use UNIX because the editor was too complicated.

- Bill Joy

Manager New

What's more important than who's going to be the first black manager is who's going to be the first black sports editor of the New York Times.

- Bill Russell

Been Vary

Writers' bedtimes vary, but few have been spared the shock of a copy editor's early wake-up call.

- Bill Walsh

Thought Student

I was a good student - a geek, really - editor of the school paper, thought I was going to go to university.

- Birgitte Hjort Sorensen

Expert Certainly

I'm no editor, no artisan, no expert. And certainly no arbiter of what you should buy, wear, or eat.

- Blake Lively

New Based

'The New York Times' list is a bunch of crap. They ought to call it the editor's choice. It sure isn't based on sales.

- Howard Stern

Like Going

It's not like I ever sat in my room and said I was going to start a media company and become an editor in chief. It was never my dream. It was something that just happened.

- Imran Amed

Some Very

In some Old Testament books, it's very evident that an editor has been at work. That's quite all right. It's part of the process.

- J. I. Packer

Newspaper Which

Every newspaper editor says the heart of the paper is the reporter - which is true - except for the pay!

- Jack Germond

Give Some

I could give you some names of Workshop participants who are as good as many who are being published but haven't had the right editor recognize their merit or have not been adequately published.

- James E. Gunn

Living Earned

I've earned my living in all sorts of terrible ways - as a janitor, a copy editor, a psychotherapist.

- Chad Harbach

College Been

I've been a teacher at the college level, in composition mostly, and I've been an editor on magazines.

- Jane Haddam

Discover Greek

I was the executive editor on a little magazine called Greek Accent, whose only claim to fame is that its art director went on to be the art director of Discover for many years.

- Jane Haddam

Books Turned

Speak to any editor and ask them what they turned down, and they'll have long lists of books.

- Jasper Fforde

Very Became

I was an editor for supplemental math, science, and literature programs for the primary grades and became very well versed in elementary curriculum, particularly PreK-2.

- Doreen Cronin

Overcomes Internal

I see music as an aid. It overcomes my internal editor, especially when the music evokes the character or the mood I'm trying to build.

- Jeff Vandermeer

Newspaper High

I was editor of my high school literary magazine and a reporter for the school newspaper.

- Jeffery Deaver

Companion Projects

In 1972 I married again, to Elisabeth Case; she continues to be wife, companion, critic and editor: a partner in the projects and programs that we undertake.

- Douglass North

Loved Always

I had always loved to write and my mom was my editor for my school papers.

- Jenna Bush

Think Newspaper

I was sports editor for my high school newspaper, but I think I shied away from journalism.

- Jenna Bush

Big Self-Indulgent

I bristle at the implication that only with the help of a Big Six editor does a novel lose its self-indulgent aspects. Before the advent of self-publishing, there were plenty of self-indulgent novels on the shelves.

- Jennifer Armintrout

Newspaper High

I was a newspaper editor in high school, and I truly thought of journalism as a career. I loved it.

- Ed Asner

Lunch Give

And that's another piece of advice I'll give junior writers; when you get to the point where they take you to lunch, let the editor suggest where to go.

- Jerry Pournelle

New Porsche

I wrote an article on a new Porsche for 'Automobile Magazine.' I knew the editor, and she asked me to write this article. So I'm more proud of that than anything.

- Jerry Seinfeld

Agent Read

Five people read my work before its ready for publication, and I solicit opinions from all of them: my wife, my agent, my editor, and my parents.

- Jesse Kellerman

Always News

Of, course it always cheers a news editor when a story has what we describe as 'legs' therefore it, erm, runs.

- Kamal Ahmed

Book Nine

I was a book editor for nine years. I'm familiar with the opposite experience, bracing myself for the likelihood that no one would want to publish my book.

- Karen Thompson Walker

Mind Newspaper

It is a curious foible of a certain type of mind that it is unable to imagine a newspaper editor as one who may, on some public questions, honestly have the same view as that held by other persons.

- Elmer Davis

Vague Bizarre

I had this vague notion that one day I might be editor of 'Vogue China.' It was a bizarre ambition, as I didn't speak a word of Chinese. There were flaws in my plan, admittedly.

- Katie McGrath

Always Finger

Always point your finger at the chest of the person with whom you are being photographed. You will appear dynamic. And no photo editor can crop you from the picture.

- Ken Auletta

Almost Very

A very good editor is almost a collaborator.

- Ken Follett

More About

The great thing about stage is that you have more control. The stage is yours. The time is yours. Film is really the editor's medium.

- Kenneth Cranham

Allow Which

With Digg, users submit stories for review, but rather than allow an editor to decide which stories go on the homepage, the users do.

- Kevin Rose

Next Going

My editor picked out the name she wanted. I was either going to be Kim Harrison or Lisa Harrison, because she wanted me shelved right next to Hamilton.

- Kim Harrison

Hands Production

My toughest criticism usually comes from myself. As my editor can attest to, I'm never done tweaking a book until the production department has to rip it from my hands!

- Kresley Cole

New Read

The New York Times Bestseller 'The Amateur,' written by Ed Klein, former editor of the 'New York Times Magazine,' is one of the best books I've read.

- Fran Tarkenton

Doing Play

The difference with doing a play is that you are in control. In film you are in the hands of the director and the editor and the producer.

- Kyle MacLachlan

Musicians Made

You should never rely on interviews with musicians as being factual. Most of them are mangled and even have made up stuff in them, that is to say, made up stuff by the writer or editor.

- Frank Black

Very Shop

I've rewritten a lot of the scripts I've done. 'Little Shop Of Horrors' was a complete rewrite, but I didn't touch the dialogue. Essentially, I'm a very good editor.

- Frank Oz

Control Very

Onstage I'm the one in control - I'm not at the mercy of how an editor chooses to put the scene together later. I can do things onstage that I would never do in real life. It's very freeing.

- Laurie Metcalf

Storytelling Am

I am a writer and editor with a passion for true storytelling. To me, science matters, research matters and knowledge matters, whatever the field.

- Lee Gutkind

Chain Food Chain

It's all about who's where on the food chain. When I'm the story editor, I expect my writers to follow my vision. When I'm working for another editor, I'm obliged to follow their vision.

- Len Wein

Expert Lot

If you're not in the hands of an expert editor, you really can go wrong in a lot of different ways.

- Gayle Lynds