Substitute 'damn' every time you're inclined to write 'very;

' your editor will delete it and the writing will be just as it should be.

Only kings, presidents, editors, and people with tapeworms have the right to use the editorial "we."

An editor should tell the author his writing is better than it is.

Not a lot better, a little better.

Editor: a person employed by a newspaper, whose business it is to separate the wheat from the chaff, and to see that the chaff is printed.

Not sure which are the best ?
Try the Top 10 list of editors quotes

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

I wanted to be an editor or a journalist, I wasn't really interested in being an entrepreneur, but I soon found I had to become an entrepreneur in order to keep my magazine going.

The parody is the last refuge of the frustrated writer.

Parodies are what you write when you are associate editor of the Harvard Lampoon. The greater the work of literature, the easier the parody. The step up from writing parodies is writing on the wall above the urinal.

He types his labored column -- weary drudge! Senile fudge and solemn: spare, editor, to condemn these dry leaves of his autumn.

The English language is rather like a monster accordion, stretchable at the whim of the editor, compressible ad lib.

In Nevada, for a time, the lawyer, the editor, the banker, the chief desperado, the chief gambler, and the saloon-keeper occupied the same level of society, and it was the highest.

A good many young writers make the mistake of enclosing a stamped, self-addressed envelope, big enough for the manuscript to come back in. This is too much of a temptation to the editor.

In my role as Wikileaks editor, I've been involved in fighting off many legal attacks. To do that, and keep our sources safe, we have had to spread assets, encrypt everything, and move telecommunications and people around the world to activate protective laws in different national jurisdictions.

Assange is not a 'journalist' any more than the 'editor' of al-Qaeda's new English-language magazine 'Inspire' is a 'journalist.' He is an anti-American operative with blood on his hands.

Usually I design the lighting and when I have the physical set there, I'm not good at going out loosely and saying, 'Do you what you want, give it to the editor, and he'll figure it out.' I physically then walk on with the actors and I say, 'Let's walk until you guys feel the space works for you, and tell me when all that happens.'

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

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

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.

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

He thinks that Schiller and St Paul were just two Partisan Review editors.

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

Marxists are people whose insides are torn up day after day because they want to rule the world and no one will even publish their letter to the editor.

'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.

The job of an editor in a publishing house is the dullest, hardest, most exciting, exasperating and rewarding of perhaps any job in the world.

I was the editor of the school newspaper and in drama club and choir, so I was not a popular girl in the traditional sense, but I think I was known for being relatively scathing.

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.

My only claim to fame, if I have one, is that I'm an editor.

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.

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

You know, people always think if you start out as a film editor, you shoot less footage. Actually, just the opposite is true. I tend to grab as much coverage as I can because as a former editor I know how important it is to have those few frames.

The market for short stories is hard to break into, but a magazine editor isn't always looking for big names with which to sell his magazine - they're more willing to try stories by newcomers, if those tales are good.

An Editor becomes kind of your mother. You expect love and encouragement from an Editor.

I began using pseudonyms early in my career, when I was being paid a quarter a cent a word for my work, and when I had to write a lot to earn a living. Sometimes I had three or four stories in a single magazine without the editor knowing they were all by me.

Which editor? I can't think of one editor I worked with as an editor.

The various companies did have editors but we always acted as our own editor, so the question has no answer.

Doing comedy for film is always a challenge because you are in the hands of the editor after the fact. I am hoping I can do some more soon, I enjoy doing comedy.

Science is interesting, and if you don't agree you can fuck off.

Note: Dawkins was quoting a former editor of New Scientist Magazine, who is as yet unidentified (possibly Jeremy Webb)

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.

Not too many people know who the editor is.

Ulysses could have done with a good editor.

You know people are always putting Ulysses in the top 10 books ever written but I doubt that any of those people were really moved by it.

Dealing with poetry is a daunting task, simply because the reason one does it as an editor at all is because one is constantly coming to terms with one's own understanding of how to understand the world.

But for me, being an editor I've been an editor of all kinds of books being an editor of poetry has been the way in which I could give a crucial part of my time to what I love most.

Publishing your work is important. Even if you are giving a piece to some smaller publication for free, you will learn something about your writing. The editor will say something, friends will mention it. You will learn.

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

Between you and me, I think that may be one of the things that will help with the collaboration, because there are things Eric thinks I'm moving too quickly on, and there are things I think he's dragging out. When it gets to the editor they can arbitrate.

The first job I was offered was as an editorial assistant.

I think it was the best thing for me, in terms of being a storyteller by nature, to have spent years being an editor because I learned so much from it.

A good novel editor is invisible.

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

On the other track I got to talk with Jon Poll, my editor, and we go into more detail about the decisions we made in both the production and the post-production. So I hope the combination becomes something worth collecting.

After I've sent my revised draft to my agent and editor, they suggest more improvement sand again, this revision phase can take anywhere from a few hours to a few months.

I remember right after Carter got elected, I was sitting in my apartment in Albany, CA, on a Saturday listening to people call Carter and ask stupid questions while I designed the screen editor.

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