The Invisibility of the Editor

As a freelance editor and copyeditor, I found this essay to be a breath of fresh air. So much of what editors, copyeditors, and proofreaders do is taken for granted. I’m not referring to a lack of “recognition”; I often receive notes of appreciation from writers and really appreciate it! I’m thinking more about the role of the editor in maintaining the romantic notion of the published writer as “glorified . . . lone author” and the publishing company as its only bastion. Article by Alice Grundy in The Conversation.