Thursday, February 4, 2016

Down with bad editing

When I read my modest sentence “He drank his coffee,” revised by her, in bright blue felt-tip pen to read, “He quaffed the steaming dark bitter brew,” I threw what can only be called a tantrum, and the editor was removed from the fray.
Frederick Busch, "Truth, Lies, Fact, Fiction," American Scholar, Summer 2000, p. 30

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