Heinlein on Editors

“You have to give an editor something to change, or he gets frustrated. After he pees in it, he likes the flavor better, so he buys it.”
— Jubal Harshaw

In the course of some writing work this morning, I remembered this quote from Heinlein, and I have to agree, in many cases it’s true. Yes, yes, I know this doesn’t apply to all editors; I’ve been one myself, and hopefully was never one of those, but I have worked with that sort.

Anyway, I thought it was humorous with some truth, so there you go.




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