"We believe that in a former life she was an editor."
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"Mr. Kellwood is looking for someone to assist him in recasting his journals into a form suitable for wider audience. The tone should be urbane, warm, and scholarly—somewhat in the manner of Lewis Thomas, but, of course, about plywood."
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"I can see it going even a little more feline."
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"Here it is - my novel. I'll be interested to hear your compliments."
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"It's all become so Disneyfied."
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"Can you put more nudity in this?"
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"We're editing our collection of plastic bags."
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"Ted was severely edited as a child."
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"It's structured as a set of two parallel stories that no one would ever want to read."
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"This is definitely the last time for Chapter Seventeen!"
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"I publish unfettered on the web."
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"Can you rewrite this in 3-D?"
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"I like it - it's wonderfully editable."
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"Mind if I tweak it?"
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"Remorse sits in my stomach like a piece of stale bread. How does that sound?"
"… and the last item on the pre-nuptial aggreement is, … he wants final cut on all home videos."
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"I'd like to see what we can do about fixing your aspect ratio."
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"'What I Did Last Summer,' by Scott Sweningen, as told to Samantha Gerhart."
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"Must you blue-pencil everything I say?"
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"We'll add the everything in afterward."
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"Pride, Covetousness, Lust, Anger, Gluttony, Envy..."
"It needs a lot of editing."
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"Some of our ****ing editors think your book is too ****ing dirty, Rosco, but I say **** them. You've really written the **** out of your subject and produced one sweet **** of a novel."
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"Dear Author: Could you just punch yourself once or twice in the gut, robustly? Yours, The Editors."
"Writing is... rewriting."