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Mark Waid on How to Edit

Over on John Rogers’ blog, Mark Waid has an excellent post about how a comic-book editor works—or should. This is required reading for any editor in any creative field. Mark boils it down to two rules:

Mark Waid’s First Inviolable Rule For Editors, Including Himself: Never point out a problem unless you have a solution to offer.

Mark Waid’s Second Inviolable Rule For Editors, Including Himself: If you want something changed, it had damn well better make the story better, or else shut the hell up.

Go read the whole thing.

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