Being an editor is very challenging—something I would have never guessed
when I got into this line of work. I dare anybody to do it for six months and read
a book the way they used to before. Gone is the lust for knowledge—to be replaced
for a compulsive, incurable need to find typos and fix someone else’s grammar. Of
course, someone else is the key here—it’s never your own mistakes you catch
(regardless of whether you actively made them part of your own writing or didn’t
catch them in another author’s work)...