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I believe in the transformative power of a strong relationship between the writer and his or her editor. I believe this editorial relationship needs to be a fun and inspirational one. I believe in keeping an open mind so that the story can be nurtured and the author’s voice can be honed. I know revision can be hard and sometimes deflating, but I believe that revision can also be fun, empowering, and life-changing—it’s all in how we choose to look at the process. And it is a process! Let’s make it a good one.

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