There is Editing and ‘Editing’. I have always thought of myself as a good editor.
I was invited to write an article for a certain online magazine which I was very pleased and proud to do. This has backfired in that, although I took the greatest care with the finished product, I found on seeing the published version that ‘editing’ had taken place by the publishers, some of which was very carelessly done. Obviously the ‘editor’ didn’t read and check the changes for grammatical errors. I am a perfectionist and am ashamed that this poorly edited version of my article has appeared on the internet.
This explanation is for those of you who may have seen the opinion piece.
Denise G Allen