► My Approach
A Duet of Harmony and the Sacred Voice
The writer has a sacred voice that must remain true to itself. However, if writers want to go public, they can improve the odds of finding an audience by acknowledging that practice makes perfect and that everyone’s narrative voice is developed, fine-tuned, strengthened, and made excellent by a good editor. The right fit between a writer and editor, then, becomes a duet striving for harmony.
It’s the working together that lifts words off a page and brings music out of the din. The writer, however, not the editor, is responsible for his or her own voice. She uses an editor as a tool for improvement. He decides when his goal is achieved. And a good editor knows when to lay down the red pen, the baton, and let the sacred music soar.